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.