qY (Caroline Swarbrick and Marie De Ryck) - Hatti Trading

Finalist of the The Most Socially Responsible Handbag

Great Britain

2008 Finalist qY (Caroline Swarbrick and Marie De Ryck) Hatti Trading

qY (Caroline Swarbrick and Marie De Ryck) FINALIST'S PROFILE

What country are your bags manufactured?

Please explain how your bags are socially responsible?
Made by victims of human trafficking in order to integrate them back into society

Why did you choose this country to have your bags made and what made you decided to give back?
The severe poverty leads to problems with trafficking. We designed bags, though them new skills, helped them start a new life.

How have your bags impacted this community?
Some of the girls now got married and have their families back whereas before no-one would even look at them or give them a job before

What is your design philosophy?
ethical. Do everything you can to make things better.

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