Monday, July 6, 2009


What could be better than bringing together four "goods" - economic, environmental, social and the arts? I ran across this Reuters video clip about a entrepreneurial woman in Manila who put low income elderly women and mothers to work for fair wages creating colorful bags out of recycled plastic bags. Each bag takes about five days to crochet, uses about forty bags, and is as creative as the woman making it. The women receive about $15 per bag. I don't know whether these bags are making it to the U.S. for purchase, but I like the whole idea and wanted to share it.

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