Your handbag is often the finishing touch, the cherry on the cake, the accessory that makes you feel in control and powerful. But what if you could empower others with that same bag?
When we founded La Saint, we knew we wanted to do things differently. Not just by carefully choosing our raw materials, working with local artisans, and limiting waste by limiting production. We wanted to give back and share our power with women all over the world. And not just at some point in the future – we want it NOW.
Even in the Western regions, we’re all too familiar with gender discrimination: women often receive lower wages, end up in insecure jobs and only very rarely end up in senior positions. As a female-led company, we’ve managed to close the gender gap for ourselves, but we also realize that most women aren’t as lucky. Supporting the economic empowerment of girls and women worldwide is our way of giving back.
We passionately believe that investing in women’s economic empowerment is the first step towards gender equality, the eradication of poverty and inclusive economic growth. And once that’s done… Well, even world domination won’t be a stretch!