by Oana-Maria Moldovan
As the holiday season approaches, Maison Bengal steps into the spotlight, offering a unique and ethical gifting option for conscientious consumers.
Ever wanted to give yourself or your loved ones a gift that can be both breathtaking and ethically made? Now’s your chance.
This fair trade label has become more and more synonymous with sustainable craftsmanship, and their curated bag gift edit is bound to make this season's festivities even more special.
Maison Bengal is an ethical brand specializing in jute and hogla (local seagrass) bags and interior products. Founded in 2004 by Sheenagh Day, the brand's primary mission is to help combat poverty in Bangladesh.
The brand's extensive range of handwoven products revives traditional techniques, resulting in works of art that resonate with socially conscious customers.
Maison Bengal's commitment to environmental responsibility is evident in every thread of their products.
All their bags are meticulously woven from jute, a material that is 100% biodegradable, rapidly renewable (harvestable in just 4-6 months), and cultivated with minimal environmental impact.
It’s safe to say that the Maison Bengal brand is not only about beautiful gifts but also supporting eco-friendly practices that help reduce our carbon footprint.
Every bag priced at £80 or less, these offerings are perfect to represent a “main present”, considering it’a a gift that might as well resist a lifetime because of its natural materials. After all, who doesn’t love a timeless piece in their wardrobe?
The brand's selection spans an array of designs, ensuring there's a bit of something for everyone. From classic, minimalist large totes in earthy tones to intricate fringe purses in vibrant colors and elegant macramé bags.
However, what truly sets Maison Bengal apart is its unwavering commitment to supporting skilled artisans in Bangladesh, with a focus on women and mothers.
The brand collaborates proudly with over 5,000 artisans across the country, empowering them to sustain their families and invest in their futures.
Maison Bengal's approach isn't just about producing beautiful bags; it's about combating poverty and driving social change, and that is a message any fashion enthusiast should get behind.
If you are ready to compile your Christmas gift guides and articles already, consider Maison Bengal as a standout option that beautifully combines style with sustainability.
Their bags can be easily seen as more than just fashion statements; they are a testament that ethical craftsmanship, social empowerment and beautiful bags can co-exist in the same space.
Every day, we think more and more of how we have to choose, to either be socially conscious or to be fashionable. However, there are brands who let us be both; why choose, when you can have the best of both worlds (yes, the pun was intended).