If you're concerned about global issues, don't put your money where your mouth is (it tastes horrid), put it in a purse made from a recycled rice bag. Cambodian Rice Purses are funky little cash receptacles that are as eye-catching as they are eco-friendly. Plus they have a fair trade edge, which means they haven't been cobbled together in some disreputable, whip-cracking sweatshop.
Fits in your bag
Each totally unique Cambodian Rice Purse has been skilfully crafted by an organisation providing shelter, education and employment to vulnerable women. One of the workshops employs women who have encountered difficult situations, providing them with professional training and school classes for their children. Another works with victims of mine fields and polio sufferers.
The colourful rice bags from which each purse is made would ordinarily end up in the gutter, on landfill sites or stuck up a tree, so as well as empowering communities you'll be helping to save the planet. Al Gore will love you for it. In fact we hear Al uses one to keep his acceptance speeches and photos of Bono and Sting in.
Fits in your pocket
As well as helping to avert global disaster, Cambodian Rice Purses are extremely hard wearing (you try holding a ton of basmati rice) and look seriously cool. What's more each purse/wallet/whatever-you-want-to-call-it features various pockets and sections for all your cash, cards and pocket-dwelling paraphernalia.
You don't have to be a tree-hugger to appreciate the small but positive effect buying a Cambodian Rice Purse will have on people's lives. And even if you're in a Jeremy Clarkson-style state of denial you can't dispute the cool and quirky nature of these wonderful wonga holders. So get ordering - last season's 'don't wants' have just become this season's must-haves!
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