OUR STORY

OUR STORY


Not a charity. A community weaving social and environmental impact 

into everything we do.

We repurpose waste that can’t be recycled into beautiful products that pay our artisan mothers fairly and which have a net positive environmental impact. By empowering low income mothers to be self sustaining and consumers to become eco-conscious we break the poverty cycle and create a grassroots movement to eliminate plastic waste.

How is sustainability woven into fashion?

Step 1: Collecting

Our local partners collect discarded plastic from factories before it reaches the landfill. They clean it, cut it, and prepare it for new life.

Step 2: Repurposing

Artisan moms in local communities are trained to use their tradition of hand weaving to repurpose the strips of plastic packaging into vibrant accessories.

Step 3: Empowering

Finished items are individually inspected and paid for at fair-wage prices so that our mothers are able to improve their circumstances.

Step 4: Reconnecting

When you buy a Mother Erth bag you keep pollution from our environment and give mother artisans in rural areas access to markets to stop the poverty cycle.