It takes one person to change the world. And sometimes, it even takes one person to feed hundreds of kids and stop malnutrition and starvation in different parts of the world. That is the exact inspiration that moved Lauren Bush to start FEED back in 2007 after she came face-to-face with the harsh realities of global childhood hunger. She created FEED products in a way that along with the prices, each indicate the number of meals they can buy for children in a different corner of the world. And this time, she has collaborated with another power house and an inspiration for many, Monica Singh of The Mahendra Singh Foundation for the FEED x Monica Singh limited edition bags. Founded in 2015, MSF fights gendered violence against women and empower victims and survivors.
The FEED x Monica Singh collaboration resulted into two styles—a tote bag and a pouch. True to FEED’s model, the bags feature the brand’s signature burlap and vegetable-tanned leather accents. The bags also champion sustainability by incorporating artisanal touches, including a doll tassel that is handmade and hand-beaded by a female artisan collective in India called Projecthrive. The interior of both styles features a block-printed fabric lining, traditionally used for saris and sourced locally in India.
The FEED x Monica Singh tote bag is priced such that it can provide 50 school meals as well as donate funds to the Mahendra Singh Foundation to help provide scholarship to survivors of violence. The pouch can provide 25 school meals and a similar donation to MSF. Each bag bought will not only extend and channelize support but also bring the often unheard hardships of children and women to the fore. The FEED x Monica Singh bags will take you places, can carry your world, and are an active statement of fashion joining forces with activism for maximum positive impact.