Our RESCUE bag promotes two types of rescue: that of people and of pets. This tote is handmade by members of a fair trade cooperative in Kolkata, India that rescues women from trafficking situations, provides them a safe place to live, and teaches them to sew. These women, most the victims of human trafficking, are trained 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. The globe and paw image 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. Each bag has a different type of interior fabric so no two bags are alike!

Every purchase of the RESCUE bag not only helps employ and empower a woman in India but also helps sponsor shelter pets!

  • 15 x 16.5 x 5.5 inches (H x W x D)
  • Folded cotton handles: 2 x 24 inches
  • External front pocket (2 pouches): 13 x 16.5 inches
  • Organic cotton
  • Cotton sari lining
  • Magnetic clasp

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Sheri Carson
It's Always Something

I love this bag. I love everything about it EXCEPT how it attracts hair. Some fabrics just act as a magnet for hair. I have a pair of slacks that do the same thing. As I have several animals it very difficult to keep it from being covered with feline fur and canine coat. Once I get it totally cleaned off I think I'll have to store it in a plastic bag. Wish it was made of a different material. Other than that, it's great.

Great buy

So glad I made this purchase, This rescue tote is so large I was able to fit two of my other already packed bags in it. Appears to be heavy duty and should hold up for a long time.

wo of my other bags in it

Colleen Derber
Love this bag!

good quality, love the pretty fabric lining, love the rescue logo on the outside of the bag! Great product!

Constance Bylsma
jazzercise new lenox

i love this bag--take it to class--not too big but big enough for all my equipment

Krystal Makowski

I love my Rescue tote! It proudly lets me show off my passion! It holds a lot as well! Thanks!