Secrets of the Bags
Secret 1: We Hide a Secret Message Inside Each Bag.
Each bag includes a message written on the inside of the liner by the artist who makes it and sewn up inside the bag where you can’t see it. Each artist chooses her message for each individual bag and writes something meaningful for her, perhaps a verse, her numbers of days of sobriety, or a prayer for the future owner. We knew this bag was made just for you – you were on our minds as we were making it and you were blessed before you ever laid eyes on it!
Secret 2: Sometimes We Name Our Bags After Someone Still Struggling With Addiction.
Each of our bags is named by its maker. If a bag has a woman’s name, it means we’ve named it after a woman we know of who is still out on the streets struggling with addiction. We receive a list of names regularly from the organization She Has A Name in Camden, NJ who works with women living a life a desperation and offering them a connection to places like the Walter Hoving Home that can help them begin their journey to recovery.
Secret 3: We Incorporate A Nod To The Art form of Kintsugi
We feature gold thread throughout our product line as a nod to the Japanese art form of Kintsugi. Kintsugi uses gold lacquer to repair the cracks in broken pottery. What began as a practical solution was so beautiful that it became a form of art. It recognizes that a piece is more beautiful for having been broken. Just like our women.