About the Maker
From The Winding Road-
Our beautiful Ata Bags are hand crafted by Balinese women working from their homes in the Tenganan Village in Eastern Bali. They are master weavers with skills that have been passed down and perfected over many generations. After the bags are woven, they are dried under the sun for several days, then hung over a fire, the smoke and heat from the fire gives them their golden color and cures them and makes them hard and durable, ensuring they will last a lifetime.
We work with artisans in developing countries to help improve their standard of living by providing a fair wage and a safe work place. We've been working with our felt supplier in Nepal since 2012, a couple in their early 20's who had moved to Kathmandu from their village to create a better life. We brought their felt goods to the US, and now have them in hundreds of stores, and employ 75+ women artisans. Part of our profits go toward paying full school tuition for 3 of our worker's kids.