Today's featured maker is Rebecca of Better Life Bags! Several years ago, she couldn't find a diaper bag she liked so she made her own. She got endless requests from friends for her to make them a bag but with small changes they needed to make it perfect for their needs. She realized women like to customize their own bags (yes we do!) and thus, Better Life Bags was born.
The perfect purse can actually make our lives better but that's NOT where the shop got it's name. Rebecca explains it in her own words:
I wanted to invest in the community God has placed us in. We moved to Detroit in April 2010 to invest in a small community here called Hamtramck. With 27 different languages spoken, a median income of $23,000, and housing values falling by 80% there is much need here. Our company hires women, who otherwise could not work. We pay them a living wage and watch them gain dignity, honor, and respect.
What I love
- Rebecca's heart. I have heard her speak about her work with these women. She's a keeper. Lives are being changed.
- There is no end to the customization options so it's impossible for you to not design the perfect bag for you!