Exclusive City Tote
We want you to love what you buy, so most items can be return or exchange within 15 days of delivery, no questions asked! We offer free return shipping on all items, excluding those marked FINAL SALE. All returns must be unused and in the same condition that you received them, including all original tags.
Sale items can only be exchanged or returned for store credit. Items and Collections marked FINAL SALE cannot be returned. Rescued Collection items will be issued store credit in the form of a gift card.
Sorry, we are unable to offer return shipping for international orders.
For more details visit our full Returns & Exchange page or email us at email@example.com
We use 100% recycled packaging and filling all Made in America, plus participate in carbon offset programs to balance out our shipping footprint. We request that you please recycle all packaging to help us in our mission of start-to-finish ethical fashion.
We offer FREE shipping on all orders overs over $100, and flat rate $5 shipping for all other orders.
We will always provide you with a tracking number so you can know when to expect your order and watch its progress (with excitement, we hope!). If our carrier loses or fails to deliver your package, we will refund or replace it (with sincerest apologizes!). If our carrier delivers your package to the address you input during checkout but you don't receive it for any reason, we will not be able to offer a refund or replacement. We do offer shipping insurance for an additional $5 to cover these rare situations.
We know that sometimes you need things in a hurry, so whenever possible we offer expedited flat rate shipping of 3-Day shipping for $25 and Overnight shipping for $50, from the time the order is fulfilled. We will always do our best to ensure swift fulfillment and delivery, however we cannot guarantee a specific delivery day or time. Items may come in separate shipments.
If are unsure what shipping speed you need, just shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we would be happy to help you figure out how to get your items when you need them.
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Flat rate international shipping is available by region.
CANADA: $15 flat rate shipping
AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND: $35 flat rate shipping
EUROPE: $35 flat rate shipping
ASIA: $35 flat rate shipping to most countries
Taxes and duties vary by country, please contact your local customs office to find out more, as we are not responsible for international taxes or duties. We do not cover or reimburse return shipping for international orders. Contact us at email@example.com for more information or expedited international shipping.
Exclusive to Bead & Reel, the colorful Fair Trade City Tote is perfect for all your small shopping and toting needs. Available in 5 unique prints, it makes a great gift (or, wrapping for a gift!) along with a must-have for your own bag collection. Made at a nonprofit sewing center in Congo, it helps provide work, education, and dignity to women and children in one of the most violent places in the world for females.
Made In: The Democratic Republic of Congo
Made From: cotton
The Peace Exchange is a registered non-profit working with marginalized regions of the world to create social enterprise, economic growth, sustainability, and entrepreneurial trainings for citizens of developing nations through establishing fair trade cooperatives. They are currently working alongside the NGO ABFEK and Action Kivu in The Democratic Republic of the Congo to empower women and help fight the crisis in the Congo by focusing on:
EDUCATION: Their goal is to see all of the seamstresses of The Peace Exchange send their kids to school. Many of the women, roughly 50%, are going back to school or enrolling in a literacy program themselves, thus helping break the cycle of poverty.
QUALITY OF LIFE: Having the opportunity to work has made the women more respected within their communities and improves their general quality of life.
SAFETY & AWARENESS: Working with local government and female police officers in the region, women have an advocate and voice against violence. Through special seminars and events women are becoming empowered to take a stand against abuse and sexual violence.
HEALTH & FAMILY: The women of The Peace Exchange are supported and encouraged to be proactive in health and wellness. Financial support and special assistance is given to women within their programs who have health problems. The goal is not only to employ women and educate their children, but also to encourage health and wellness within the family unit.
Each item purchased from The Peace Exchange is truly making a difference in the lives of these women.
We want you to love what you buy, so if you are unhappy with your purchase for any reason you can return or exchange it within 30 days of delivery, no questions asked!
For returns & exchanges, we offer free return shipping for all full-priced merchandise. To be eligible for a return, your purchase must be unused and in the same condition that you received it, including all original tags and packaging.
Sale item can only be exchanged or returned for store credit.