The Conscious Magazine 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 an opportunity to receive a feature with Conscious Magazine as well as receive a yearlong membership to the Accessories Council.



Conscious is a magazine that explores how innovative ideas and creative solutions are used to create impact around the globe. It is also a movement and a community with a strong human connection inspiring readers through powerful storytelling about what it means and what it takes to be a conversation starter.

Through narratives, interviews and collaborations with leaders, Conscious features global initiatives, entrepreneur/advocate stories, and conscious culture (the arts, style, travel, food, and more). Conscious features its stories through a daily updated website and print/digital annual magazine, which is distributed to readers in 25 countries and is sold in Barnes & Noble stores nationwide. Conscious is based in New York City and holds an influential voice within the social good community locally and globally.