For Valentine’s Day, the Mend seamstresses were given messages of appreciation from customers who bought their bags. When you purchase a bag from Mend, you can register it on the website and send a personal message to the woman who made your bag.

Mend is a social enterprise geared toward improving the quality of life for women in Gulu, Uganda who were directly affected by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) conflict. These women produce high-quality bags designed to seam a personal connection between products, their makers and consumers.