This week I got an email from a company called ESPEROS and was instantly blown away by the awesome, not only of their totes and packs (see above and below) but this:
At ESPEROS, we are dedicated to two things: making great products and providing children in need with access to an education. Following the design trends of our backpacks, our new tote bags are minimalistic, functional, and feature a beautiful aesthetic. As part of our ongoing effort to build up the communities in which we’re working, we have sourced the leather for our tote bags from a small tannery in Haiti and, with every bag we sell, we will send a child in Haiti to school for a year.
I love everything about these bags and the cause they carry and immediately pre-ordered a tote for myself.
I'm giving away two purchased bags/packs (winner's choice) this week to two readers. To win? Tell me what education means to you. I'll pick two winners next Saturday, November 3rd via disqus randomizer. P.S. I know it's early for holiday shopping but please consider Esperos for your gift guides and lists because they rule. Super cool folks doing awesome work.
UPDATED: Congratulations to Home Sweet Sarah and Sarah (Smileyfish) for winning bags to benefit education in Haiti! And thanks to all for your comments. Some of my favorite comments ever in the history of GGC. You amaze. xo