Handbags with Heart – The Wendy Bag

$271.82

The Wendy is a delicious caramel leather bag with no less than 7 pockets. It is large enough to fit a laptop in, has multi functional straps so you can carry over your body, shoulder or anyway you like. Long strap is removable. With great quality leather and hardware this bag only gets better with age.

Internal zipped pocket and a phone pocket big enough for the iPhone 8 plus sitting neatly beside a perfect pocket for your keys.

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The Wendy is a delicious caramel leather bag with no less than 7 pockets. It is large enough to fit a laptop in, has multi functional straps so you can carry over your body, shoulder or anyway you like. Long strap is removable. With great quality leather and hardware this bag only gets better with age.

Internal zipped pocket and a phone pocket big enough for the iPhone 8 plus sitting neatly beside a perfect pocket for your keys.

Externally there are 4 pockets with magnetic closures  on the front and a good sized sipped pocket on the back.

45 cm wide and 32 cm deep

55cm from bottom of bag to top of shorter handles and 80cm from bottom of bag to top of long handle.

Share the Dignity works to ensure every woman is afforded the dignity they deserve.

We know that with #itsinthebag we have created a truly special way to connect caring strangers with women in need, through the simple object of a handbag. As a result, we are so excited to announce that we have created a range of handbags of our very own for you to purchase for yourself, as a gift or to donate, with all proceeds being used to help with the vital programme we run to help women and girls in need.

Each bag will be named after one of the remarkable women for which our #itsinthebag Christmas gifts has helped.

 

Wendy’s Story

18 months ago, our founder Rochelle took part in the Gold Coast Homeless Connect day.

This is a special day that connects the homeless community with services they can use to assist them.

It's not just about information, there is entertainment, food stalls, personal care, all available for free to those who live in poverty and without a home.

Rochelle took a big pink plastic tub filled with free sanitary items to give to anyone that wanted them. After setting up near the hairdressing section it wasn’t long before a woman around 45 come up and sheepishly asked if she could have some. She had got her period that day and only had one tampon, one she had found on a toilet floor. When she was told that she could take as much as she needed, the woman – let’s call her Wendy, started crying. The knowledge that she could manage her period that month with dignity and comfort was overwhelming.

They got chatting and Wendy told Rochelle her story. She and her two children had driven to the Gold Coast and were living in their car and that that was a much better life than the horror of the domestic violence she had lived with for 9 years.

Very naively Rochelle asked why she stayed so long and Wendy replied "I just didn’t know where I could go, what I could do! The police had been to our home so many times." Sadly, a common story with domestic violence.

This sad and far too common statement led to Rochelle to an idea. Why not put the 1800RESPECT number on the inside of the tampon pack, men don’t ever look there but it is something a woman sees once a month. Such a simple idea. We figured maybe a woman might see it once, ten times or a hundred times before they called, but at least, when there were ready, they would know just where to call to get help when they needed it.