Happy almost Halloween! Isn’t this just the best time of year, it’s really the start of so many fun holidays coming up. Who else has been getting their share of Pumpkin Spice Lattes? They’re the best!

Today I’m heading off on a fun little weekend away! As much as I love travel to far off destinations, I equally adore exploring new places and locations that aren’t too far from home. I always find myself saying, “Why haven’t I done this before?” or “Why don’t I do this more often!”… do you find the same when you explore places near home?

I felt really lucky because I am finally able to use my new Ikat Weekender Bag – as soon as I laid eyes on it I loooved it and knew it would be so chic for travel! Especially with the holidays coming, I always find myself doing more overnight visits or weekend getaways to see family and friends. Well, this year I’ll be doing it in style! How gorgeous is the navy ikat print and tan leather combination, it’s so chic but relaxed… the perfect vacation vibe!

Ikat weekender bag global goods partners artisan maya traditions fair trade goods usa My new Ikat Weekender Bag

Ikat weekender bag global goods partners artisan maya traditions fair trade goods usa

Ikat weekender bag global goods partners artisan maya traditions fair trade goods usa

What I really love most is the hand-made authenticity of the bag. It’s from a company called Global Goods Partners and they work with a curated collection of female artisans around the world, bringing their stunning creations and traditions to you and me in the USA. All products are purchased at fair trade prices, which channels resources back into these low income communities to make better lives for their families. My Ikat Weekender Bag was made using traditional Mayan weave and dye techniques – it’s so special having a unique piece of art and culture.

Ikat weekender bag global goods partners artisan maya traditions fair trade goods usa

You can view the step-by-step creation of the weekender bag here, I feel honored to own a piece that was made with so much care. The quality is absolutely superb, you just don’t get that with mass produced items.

Ikat weekender bag global goods partners artisan maya traditions fair trade goods usa

If you’re looking for unique gifts for the holidays (or a treat to yourself!), Global Goods Partners is a great way to find something special and it feels really good too, knowing your purchase is helping someone else improve their life. They have a huge range of goodies including home and decor, children and baby gifts, scarves, bags and accessories, plus a stunning jewelry collection too – there are so many gorrrgeous pieces I want!

I hope whatever you have planned this weekend you enjoy a relaxing few days – and of course a fun Halloween!

 

 

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