Have you heard of the film Girl Rising?
For us, upon hearing about the film, it seems to be showing up everywhere! Girl Rising, and the 10x10 Organization uses the power of storytelling and the leverage of strategic partnerships to deliver a single message:
Educating girls in developing nations will change the world.
10x10 is a global campaign for girls’ education, built upon partnerships with NGOs, corporations, policy-makers, and grassroots groups, all working to change minds, lives, and policy.
Via Girl Rising
This SO clearly fits in line with the purpose of Purse & Clutch we've applied to host a showing of Girl Rising at the Alamo Drafthouse on S. Lamar here in Austin so we can finally see the film and help introduce it to others. Let us know in the comments below if you'd be interested in coming to a showing and we'll be sure to contact you if we get approved!
Check out the trailer:
One such place that we've most recently heard about how the film has had a tremendous impact is with a new initiative called The Catrinka Project.
The Catrinka Project is a collaboration among women from around the world to design a collection of handbags in the 10 countries featured in Girl Rising. The profits from the sale of these unique bags, made by socially responsible artisan groups, will go to educate girls in the country where the bag was made.
Buy a bag, employ a woman and educate a girl.
And you may recognize from the video that they are working with one of the artisan groups we work with in Cambodia! We're super excited to partner with The Catrinka Project and offer the Nepali Clutch Purse from their collection in striking black or bold cobalt:
They're also working to develop new handbag styles and are coming out with a new style made in Haiti that we plan to carry as well. We are so excited to be able to partner with such quality organizations who are passionate about making lasting changes in the lives of girls around the world.
Will you help us get the word out so we can increase our impact on girls in developing nations?