Della Handbags Empower Ghanaian Women Through Style - Coco & Creme

From Black Voices — In their Summer 2011 collection, Los Angeles-based handbag and accessory line Della is releasing a series of clutches in limited-edition fabrics that serve a two-fold purpose: amping your summer wardrobe and creating economic opportunity for those in need.

On a temporary visit to Ghana, designer Tina Tangalakis formed an unexpected bond with local seamstress Beatrice Agabe to create Della, a line of vegan bags that not only support the Ghanaian economy but also offer education and jobs for local women.

Whereas accessories of any print are generally outsourced for production, Della employs local seamstresses in the village of Hohoe, Ghana to handcraft each individual bag. As incentive, the women are taught about micro-financing, savings development and entrepreneurship, which will hopefully lead to women starting their own businesses in the future.

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