My lovely friend Kerrigan Kessler, a handbag designer, just told me she’ll be traveling to the Galapagos Islands this summer to volunteer for Galapagos ICE (Immerse, Connect, Evolve), an organization dedicated to improving health and education systems in the Galapagos. Kerrigan will be teaching kids screen-printing so they can design and sell t-shirts to raise money for much-needed school supplies.
On her end, to raise money for the art supplies they’ll need for the task, Kerrigan just came out with two fantastic new bags: One is printed with the Blue-footed Booby and another with Galapagos lava formations. Each sale will generate $10 for the kids. They’re made from 100% organic cotton, sustainable hemp, or a sustainable hemp/silk blend. And they’re my favorite Kerrigan bags yet. To buy or learn more: ktkhandmade.com/galapagos.html
–by Valerie Reiss (Amy’s on vacation)