Love Welcomes x Dirty Girls of Lesvos
We have joined forces with Dirty Girls to sell these bags made by refugees on the Island of Lesvos. Please see our blog on Dirty Girls. We have been partners for many years as they clean the beaches and we use the lifejackets and other materials that they find and wash.
These bags have been made by refugees on the Island of Lesvos through Dirty Girls of Lesvos. Please see our blog on Dirty Girls. We have been partners for many years as they clean the beaches and we use the lifejackets and other materials that they find and wash.
These bags are fantastic grocery bags or gym bags, made from the jackets washed up on Lesvos. They are beautifully made and the women who made them are paid a salary AND we are ecologically helping the planet by upcycling and reducing waste. We love this product!
Please support them and follow them on facebook https://www.facebook.com/dirtygirlslesvos/
Please note: Due to the nature of how these bags are made, no two bags are the same. Your bag will be selected at random – but rest assured, whichever bag you receive will be bright, beautiful and made with love.
- 14” x 14” / 35 cm x 35 cm – sizes may vary
- All materials are laundered to factory quality
- Made from upcycled life vests and other rescued materials
Please allow 7-10 days for shipment to the United States.
The Dirty Girls Story
Dirty Girls was initiated in 2015, so that good quality wet and dirty clothing discarded by thousands of people fleeing war and terror, arriving by sea on the island of Lesvos, would not be trashed.
Dirty Girls uses huge capacity machines, washing to hospital standards.
Now about 60,000 people live in sub standard camps all over Greece. The borders to other countries are closed so they are trapped.
Washing their blankets and sleeping bags is necessary for comfort, health and dignity. Without Dirty Girls washing them, they would be trashed and replaced.
Dirty Girls uses three huge commercial laundries in Lesvos, Athens and Northern Greece.
Dirty Girls operations are funded by donors from all over the world: people with a common compassion for other people who have become refugees, and a concern for our shared environment.
So far, Dirty Girls has saved over 1200 tons of material from landfill.