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This post was written by Mom Knows It All contributor Shaun M.
Hi there! I am Shaun – I’m a New Hampshire native who likes to drop my Rs and use the word “wicked” with enthusiasm. I will argue that Maine lobster is best and that New England Clam Chowder should not have tomatoes in it. I’m married to my HS sweetheart, Marc, and together we are raising Paige (b May 2010) and Brody (b December 2015). We also have 2 very friendly cats who think they rule the house. When we’re not busy containing the chaos of two kids, I work at a local Ford dealership, pretend that I’m good at photography, and usually have my nose stuck in a book.
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I was honored to check out some Net Effects Traders bags. This fair trade company is awe inspiring – they are a team of entrepreneurial woman designing fun, fashionable bags with a purpose. Net Effects’ mission is to bring ‘trade not aid’ to the disenfranchised women of Cambodia (many of whom are victims of land mines, physically disabled or deaf) by providing unbeatable work conditions, quality training and good pay. In fact, every 15-20 pieces sold in the U.S. provides fair wage for one month for a woman in Cambodia. Additionally, a portion of each sale benefits Nothing But Nets, an organization providing mosquito nets to families in need.
As I said, awe inspiring.
The two bags I received were the Sydney (in blue) and Moxie (in black). Both the Sydney and Moxie bags are made out of a vinyl-like material that made it SUPER easy to clean, which is a must have when you’re a mom of a 6 year old and 6 month old. I was able to take a wet rag and clean whatever juice it was that spilled on the bag at one point.
The Sydney reminds me of a messenger style bag and has so many uses! I use it as a quick diaper bag for those trips to watch a teeball game, sent it to daycare with a change of clothes for the older one, and also used it to tote my planner and planner supplies.
The Sydney has a Velcro flap, a zippered pocket on the front and a zipper on the top, as well as a zipper pocket on the interior as well! There is no way anyone is pick pocketing me with this beauty!
The Moxie bag is the perfect crossover bag for being out and about. It holds exactly what I need and not much more, which is perfect because I was able to cut down on what I drag around with me all day. I loved the zipper top, zipper pocket on the front as well as the two pounces on the back, so I am able to organize my stuff. Ohhh, and don’t forget the interior pockets perfect for your cell phone and pen/hand sanitizer as well!
I love supporting a company like Net Effects Traders. Knowing that a portion of my money goes to Nothing But Nets makes this a guilt free purchase!
The line of Net Effects totes and accessories range in price from $50-$100 and are available for purchase online from the Net Effects Traders website.