I am so, so excited to announce the launch of our latest PawZaar product: the RESCUE Tote Bag. I love the design and size of our new tote, perfect for a day out with the doggies or a trip to the store, but, even more, I love the story behind this special bag.
These bags are created by a company that we’ve partnered with in Kolkata, India, one that rescues women from the sex trade, providing them a safe place to live. These women, most the victims of human trafficking or driven by poverty into life on the streets, are trained as seamstresses and paid a fair wage as well as given both health insurance and a pension plan. For many, it’s the first time in their lives they have lived a safe, secure life.
This tote bag is produced using certified organic cotton, a deep black signifying the dark times the women and the homeless pets that this bag assists once faced. Our globe and paw logo is hand silkscreened by the women on the bag in vibrant blue to symbolize the sunny times ahead.
The tote is lined with the colorful fabric used to make the Sari, the Indian draping garment that women wear with grace and beauty. Some of my favorite memories of a two-week assignment that took us to India are of the women proudly wearing their saris as they went about their everyday business, whether that was working in a field in a remote part of the country or working in the bustling cities. The Sari fabrics are colorful and varied; each bag’s lining is unique so no two bags are alike!
Every purchase of the RESCUE bag not only helps rescue and employ a woman in India but also helps the week’s featured pet rescue!
The RESCUE bag measures 15 x 16.5 x 5.5 inches (H x W x D). The main compartment includes a magnetic clasp; the front of the bag as two external pockets.
Right now, the RESCUE Tote is on sale for $34.95–and, with each purchase, we’re also offering a free Run to Rescue dog bracelet (or our Black Cat Bracelet), boxed and ready for gifting. Just leave us a note with your purchase as to which you’d like to receive!