The Trickle Up Most Socially Responsible Handbag

Bags that are made in a country where the proceeds are given back to the country of manufacturing or people that are employed to manufacture handbags to better their lives and/or conditions


  • Bags must be under designer's own label
  • Bags must be made in country where portion of the proceeds are given back to that country of manufacturing
  • Bags must be made by country that employs local communities to create jobs and work in third world countries or poverty-stricken regions


Winner will receive a cross-promotion, feature, consultation and invitation to exclusive events with Trickle Up.org. Winner will also receive a yearlong membership to the Accessories Council.



Trickle Up (https://trickleup.org/), a 2017 Handbag Awards' partner, helps the poorest and most vulnerable people achieve greater financial independence. We provide startup capital and livelihoods training, promote social inclusion, and tap into the power and resilience of individuals who are excluded from the economic mainstream. We have reached more than 200,000 people since 1979 – women, people with disabilities, refugees, and people from indigenous groups — benefiting more than 1,000,000 (5:1 multiplier effect). We invest in people, because we believe in their ability to transform their own lives.