suntimes
ROUGH 
Weather Updates

Carry a cause with a Workshop/CoOp bag

storyidforme: 29431183
tmspicid: 10678904
fileheaderid: 4898076

Updated: May 28, 2012 8:38AM



Store your daily essentials in one of these gorgeous, hand-loomed Workshop/CoOp bags (just featured in O Magazine); $45-$95 at theworkshopcoop.com. With every handbag sold, a 6- or 12-month supply of hygiene products will be given to a woman or girl who has been displaced from her home in Guatemala. Plus, the Chicago-based co-op — started by Pilsen mom Leslie Thomas — guarantees the women creating the bags earn a fair wage.



© 2014 Sun-Times Media, LLC. All rights reserved. This material may not be copied or distributed without permission. For more information about reprints and permissions, visit www.suntimesreprints.com. To order a reprint of this article, click here.