The energy you carry.

Now that spring is coming, it's time to put my Long Shoulder Jogi Bag into use. It's been great for errands or en route to the gym. Roomy, lightweight and packs well for trips.

UK based AURA QUE creates a contemporary and ethical range of accessories made by Fair Trade Producers in Nepal. Fair Trade is a process that creates sustainable links and partnerships between the designer and the producer, with the aim of benefiting a whole community, by producing desirable goods. These fair trade companies follow guidelines by IFAT (International Fair Trade Association) and give their producers 30% more than the average Nepali wage. This comes additional benefits, such as sponsoring their children's education, and paying for the family's healthcare. They employ under-privileged, disadvantaged or unskilled people, and teach them a trade to help them support their families. The businesses are sustainable because they use product sales to fund social projects, such as the Leprosy Hospital and Research Centre at Nepal Leprosy Trust.

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