About Us

Fair Trade Handbags

About Us

Purse & Clutch is a socially conscious handbag brand working to break the cycle of poverty by connecting you to weavers & seamstresses in Guatemala + leather workers in Ethiopia. Our mission is to help support sustainable, long-term employment for men & women with limited opportunities. 

Everything you purchase in our shop helps employ & empower the artisans who made it!

Well Designed

Our handbags are made with high quality, handwoven cotton fabrics & strong, sturdy leather. We love that we partner with smaller artisan groups where we know the names of the men & women making each handbag because we believe that we are connected to the people who make the items we wear & we want to continue to find ways to strengthen that connection.  

We recently launched our own label in partnership with artisans in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia & throughout Guatemala, & are continuing to expand our own designs. 

Fair Trade Handbag Company

Ethically Made

We can tell you firsthand that making purchases that are ethically made really does make a difference in the lives of the men & women we're partnering with. And we're so glad that you've decided to care how things are made with us!

As far as our artisan partnerships go, we work with artisans who create their products with an emphasis on quality & are committed to this set of ethical principles in their workplace.

Learn more about each artisan group below:

 Guatemala Artisans Ethiopian Fair Trade Artisans


Ethiopian Leather Workers

Meet our Stateside Team // Learn more about Ethical Fashion

Visit our storefront: 4477 S. Lamar Blvd. Suite 590, Austin, TX, 78745