2016 FINALIST

Theresa Lee - Future Glory Co.

Finalist of the The Most Socially Responsible Handbag



United States



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2016 Finalist Theresa Lee Future Glory Co.

Theresa Lee FINALIST'S PROFILE

What country are your bags manufactured?
USA

Please explain how your bags are socially responsible?
Future Glory Co. locally handcrafts bags and accessories that support social causes. We believe that business is a means to support social change, so with every purchase, a portion of proceeds is donated to local organizations dedicated to rebuilding the lives of women. Additionally, select products are made in conjunction with our Apprenticeship program geared towards training women and youth.

Do you work with local/native artisans to design your bags?
Yes, we work with local marginalized women and at-risk youth in the San Francisco Bay Area to provide mentorship, internships, training and jobs.

Working Conditions. (Are the manufacturers/artisans that are being employed being treated humanely, of age, and working in safe and acceptable conditions? Please explain)
When you outsource, you can never be sure of the working conditions. That's why we make the products ourselves. We know that our team is key to our success so they are treated with upmost respect, given a good salary and one-on-one mentorship.

Why did you choose this country to have your bags made and what made you decided to give back?
Our story is a local story. Many times, people feel the need to give back to countries across the world but oftentimes, people are in need right here at home. We love San Francisco but it is also one of the biggest human trafficking hubs in the nation, so we couldn't sit back.

Bag Description
Future Glory Co. / Rockwell Venti / Handbag / Horween leather / $475 USD

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