Purse & Clutch Blog


July Fourth Style
July 01, 2014 by Jen Lewis

Wardrobe Workshop

Ethical Shopping Tips

This week one of our Apprentices, Sarah, will be taking over the blog: 

I have discovered that shopping ethically means I need to shop smart. I recently did a Wardrobe Workshop led by the up and coming fashion stylist Jill Watson and it completely changed the way I view my style and my shopping habits. This workshop taught me that shopping smart is the first step to shopping ethically so that I become less wasteful with the space in my closet, the time I spend shopping, and of course my money!

June 24, 2014 by Sarah Dickard

Austin Events this Summer

Free Austin Outdoor Events

This & next week's blogs are the part of our Apprenticeship where each Apprentice takes over the Purse & Clutch social media to gain some hands on experience. Today, I'm excited to introduce you to Sandra and the project she's been working on this summer:

Hi everyone!  It’s Sandra, the social apprentice for Purse & Clutch, and I am blogging with you this week.

Summer is almost here, and in Austin, that means weekend getaways, concerts, and festivals, many of which are outdoors and free.

June 17, 2014 by Jen Lewis

A Year of Fair Trade - June Edition

Fair Trade Outfit Blog Post

Let me introduce you to one of our lovely Purse & Clutch Apprentices. Sarah is launching a guest blog series today that will outline her Resolution to only shop Fair Trade & Thrift Stores for 2014. She'll be sharing her challenges & triumphs as well as reviews of the Fair Trade brands she's discovering along the way. Sarah, take it away!

June 10, 2014 by Sarah Dickard

Artisan Highlight: Mercado Global

Guatemalan TextilesI'm excited to introduce you to our newest artisan group out of Guatemala!

First, we fell in love with their handbags - gorgeous colors & prints, impeccable craftsmanship, & lovely attention to detail. These clutches are even more impressive in person.

Then we fell in love with how & why they are made. I've spent some time in Guatemala & have witnessed the beauty of the country juxtaposed with the poverty first hand.  

June 03, 2014 by Jen Lewis
Tags: Artisans

What is Raffia?

Fair Trade Raffia Beach Hat

You may have seen the new hats & beach bags we've gotten in from Madagascar & you may have heard us raving that they're hand woven raffia. 

Well, what exactly is raffia?

May 27, 2014 by Jen Lewis