Fair Trade Urban Explorer Sling Bag

Last Updated on February 20, 2021 by Ellen Christian

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Sling bags are one of the most flexible type of handbags that I’ve tried.  A sling bag is a type of handbag that is worn over one shoulder with a strap that lays around the chest so that the bag rests on your lower back. It is similar to a messenger bag but is generally smaller.  Sling bags usually have one large center compartment as well as smaller compartment on the front of the bag.

Unlike many handbags, the large center compartment isn’t divided.  That’s what makes a sling bag such a versatile bag.  I can use it as a traditional handbag or to hold my iPad depending on what I need.  My daughter can use it as a mini messenger bag if she heads off to the library with a text book and notebook.  If I had little children, I could toss a few diapers and a package of baby wipes in the bag as I headed to the park.

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Fair Trade Urban Explorer Sling Bag

I received a gorgeous fair trade urban explorer sling bag from Our Family World Bags. I really love that each bag is completely unique because it is made from recycled fabric scraps. No two bags will be the same.  I love unique fashions.  I have no desire to see a friend with the same bag or shirt that I have. Here are the details of this adorable bag:

  • Three overlapping pockets on outside with loop case using hand-made African beads.
  • Durable plastic zip top.
  • Handle drop 20″.
  • 100% cotton
  • Dimensions: 10.5″H x 12″W x 1.5″ D

I am absolutely in love with this bag.  The colors are bright and vibrant and will easily go with a number of different outfits.  The African beads are a beautiful touch and they add both style and visual interest to the front of the bag.  Functionally, the beads help hold the contents of the pockets inside.

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I’m so glad that this sling bag is fair trade. The Fair Trade Urban Explorer is part of the Global Mamas collection. Your purchase helps women in undeveloped nations provide a better life for their families! They also donate $2 from the purchase of each and every bag that they sell to foundations that help children and families in need.

Our Family World Bags is a sponsor for the Fashionista Events Giveaway beginning on October 3rd.   You will have a chance to win a gorgeous Fair Trade Urban Explorer Sling Bag in this giveaway starting on October 3rd.

55 thoughts on “Fair Trade Urban Explorer Sling Bag”

  1. You have really written a great post to showcase the bag and give us very informative facts (meas., etc.). I like the bags a lot and I LOVE the integrity of the company! Thanks for sharing!

  2. This is a very colorful and amazing bag to take out and about on town. I think it has a nice interior where I can put a lot of my items.

  3. I love that a purchase here gives back to women in underdeveloped nations provide for their children.

  4. I think it’s great that this company helps support children in need while offering a quality product.

  5. That is a cute bag, I love that not only are they fair trade but they also donate to children’s charities with each purchase.

  6. I love the uniqueness of their bags. I also like how it has cascading pockets. That makes it easy to remember where you put things. I admire the practices and philanthropy of Our Family World Bags. They set a good example, and other companies should take note!

  7. This is an extraordinary looking bag. I am a seamstress and it would take quite a bit of time to piece these beautiful cotton fabrics together and add the African beads, etc. What a nice value and lightweight bag for special uses!

  8. I tend to gravitate toward all things bohemian, so this is something very much my style.
    I really enjoy the batik look and the mix of different prints.
    The button closures are too cute, and I like the longer strap that allows for it to be worn body-diagonal (is that even a phrase? well, it is now).

  9. I enjoyed your review of this bag from Fair Trade Urban Mama, it opened my eyes to a new company Our Family World Bags and their goals and the bag you reviewed is beautiful with all the colors and unique touches to it like the hand made African beads. It is very pretty and I like that they donate money for each bag sold.

  10. I love the colors, that it’s eco-friendly, and versatile. I can see myself using this for errands where I have to wait. I would just throw in my iPad, reading material, and purse and I’m good to go.

  11. I love the bright colors, and the fact that these bags go towards women who are earning fair wages to help support their families.

  12. I love that every bag helps developing families. I think it is important that where we decide to purchase items goes back to communities and the people. 

  13. A great picture of the bag against a body to give a good size visual! Your close-ups are awesome and this bag is beautiful and looks well-made.

  14. I absolutely love that bag! The colors are so vibrant and beautiful and the size is just right. My mother-in-law has a jacket that is sort of similar that she got in New Mexico, I know she would love something like this for her wardrobe too! The fact that it is a Fair Trade product seals the deal for me, it’s awesome! 

  15. I love sling bags because I don’t need to use my hands to carry them so I can multitask. And I like that this company donates to underprivileged people.

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