Sustainably Chic

Creating Women Entrepreneurs in Developing Countries

FashionNatalie Kay

Meridian Lee | Ethical Design

Getting to know Rachel Kinley, the creator of Meridian Lee, has been a highlight of my experience with Sustainably Chic. Her compassion and desire to help others is so transparent and very contagious. Meridian Lee works with women who escaped human trafficking and other hardship within the developing world to strengthen their lives, their families and their communities. Working within small workshops and homes, the women put a ton of love and work into the entire production process in order to bring you beautiful top quality products. 

My Overnight Duffle {currently taken over by my boyfriend on this trip} is sturdy and the perfect fit for beneath your airline seat. I had no idea duffles could be this attractive! The inside is spacious with three pockets and a gorgeous lining. Made in SE Asia, the bags are created in small batches, and the makers are paid well enough to house and train more ladies in bag making. There are four colors to choose from, but if you are obsessed with mine, go for the Grey Felted Wool! 

Besides the duffle, you can find totes, clutches, jewelry and scarves all made with the same principles in mind. The Tablet Clutch matches nicely with the duffle, so you are all ready for travel! Click - here - to shop Meridian Lee's entire store, and be sure to follow them on Facebook & Instagram.

p.s. Stay tuned for a very exciting collaboration between Sustainably Chic & Meridian Lee!!