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Handcrafted bags made by women in India that empower a community and give new meaning to the socially conscious shopper.
163 backers pledged $11,641 to help bring this project to life.

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    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    Every dollar makes a difference. You'll receive a HUGE thank you from everyone at Profugo and a Profugo sticker. This sticker was designed specifically for our Kickstarter campaign and embodies our value of women's empowerment.
    *You'll also receive a handwritten thank you note on a Profugo postcard.

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    Zipper Cosmetics Bag. In your choice of 1 of our 3 beautiful patterns: Black&White, Olive Green, or Elephant. This is your ultimate multi-purpose bag. From makeup, to your checkbook, to virtually anything else, what you choose to use it for is completely up to you! *You'll also receive a Profugo sticker and hand written thank you note.

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    Padded Wallet. You'll receive one of our newest products in your choice of Black&White, Olive Green, or Elephant patterns. This item can hold all of your necessities, from cash to business cards. It also features a convenient wrist strap, allowing you to travel. *You'll also receive a Profugo sticker and hand written thank you note.

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    Tank or T-Shirt. Choose between either of these quality American Apparel products, which were designed specifically for our Kickstarter campaign and embody our value of women's empowerment.
    *You'll also receive a virtual shout out on our Facebook page

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    Clutch. One of our most recent (and most stylish) items will be yours in your choice of our Plum Panes, Blue Whimsy, Red Floral, or Black&White patterns. This versatile bag is perfect for a formal event, date, or even just lunch with your friends!
    *You'll also receive a virtual shout out on our Facebook page

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    Solid Silk Scarf. This 100% natural product is made from hand dyed silk and wool. Available in your choice of: Plum, Deep Orange, or Persian Blue.

    *You'll also receive a virtual shout out on our Facebook page

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    Cross-body. The Cross-body is our tailoring cooperative's signature bag. This unique product has the potential to become an everyday accessory and features a strap that allows you to adjust the length to your liking. You choose between the Black&White, Olive Green, or Elephant patterns. *You'll also receive a virtual shout out on our Facebook page

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    2pc matching Cross-body and Coin Purse. In addition to our signature Cross-body bag you'll also get the matching Coin Purse, which is perfect for keeping all of your loose change in one place. The set is available in your choice of the Black&White, Olive Green, or Elephant patterns.

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    Overnight Bag. As the third and final of our newest products, the Overnight Bag holds all of the items a normal sized bag can't. It's perfect for a variety of occasions and provides ample space for all of the things you can't live without. It is available in the pattern of your choice: Black&White, Olive Green, or Elephant.

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    LIMITED EDITION RED PATTERN 3pc set Cross-body, Zipper Cosmetics Bag, and Coin Purse. This pledge level is the ONLY way to get our bags in the Red pattern, as this fabric is available for a limited time.

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    LIMITED EDITION PINK PATTERN 3pc set Cross-body, Zipper Cosmetics Bag, and Coin Purse. This pledge level is the ONLY way to get our bags in the Pink pattern, as this fabric is available for a limited time.

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    Patterned Silk Organza Scarf. This 100% natural product is made from hand dyed silk dyed with organic dyes. Your choice of Indigo, Orange, or Plum&Indigo.

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    THE THREE AMIGOS. At this level you will receive a Cross-body, Clutch, and Tank or T-Shirt. The Cross-body is available in the following patterns: Black&White, Olive Green, and Elephant. The Clutch is available in our Plum Panes, Blue Whimsy, Red Floral, or Black&White patterns.

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    Pledge $400 or more About $400

    THE COMPLETE COLLECTION. Backers at this level will receive one of EVERYTHING, along with the honor of having one of our bags named by you! "EVERYTHING" includes: Sticker, Coin Purse, Zipper Cosmetic Bag, Padded Wallet,Tank or T-Shirt, Clutch, Solid Scarf, Cross-body, AND Overnight Bag.

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    Pledge $800 or more About $800

    THE FASHIONISTA. Not only will you get one of EVERYTHING and the privilege of naming one of our bags, you will be able to design and name YOUR VERY OWN BAG! You will serve as an integral part of the design process and will receive the very first THREE of your customized bag that are produced. You will also be given credit on our website for designing your bag.

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    Pledge $6,000 or more About $6,000

    THE ULTIMATE VACATION. You'll travel to India and stay at Profugo's Center of Development in Wayanad for a week. Throughout your time there you will be hosted by the Profugo field team. You'll get to visit the women who participate in the tailoring cooperative and see their work first hand. You will also have the opportunity to have custom bags designed for you by the women that you will be able to take home with you. Airfare is included.
    *Available between February and May 2014.

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