The 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


In addition to the title in their respective categories, the winners received a monetary prize, as well as gift certificates to the Garment Center's renowned stores, Rosen and Chadick Fabrics, M & J Trimming, Clothing Labels 4 you.com, free publicity representation from LookBook Media, a slot on Karen Salmansohn's radio show "Be Happy Dammit," and a feature in the August and October issue of Accessories Magazine. For more than a decade the Fashion Center has created and supported new and emerging talent in the fashion industry -- making this event a natural fit. As part of the awards, the winners will be featured in the The Fashion Center BID's display window in the heart of the fashion district at 209 West 38th St. through September of 2007.