When style meets charity || MAHI bags

MAHI

MAHI leather have a mission. That mission is to bring you stylish leather bags and help provide clean water for some of the poorest communities in the world. Style and charity have come together to create something beautiful.

I’m a sucker for charity work and I love when there is an ethical story behind a product. So when I heard about MAHI and what they were doing with FRANK water, I knew I wanted to be involved.

Disclaimer- I have not been paid, rewarded, or even asked to do this. I just think the what MAHI are doing is great and wish them all the best with their fund raising.

MAHI- What is it?

MAHI

MAHI is a company which is inspiring people to think about where their goods are coming from. We have all been guilty to paying too much for something that is over-priced. Just look at the impact that certain celebrities have and how they influence what we buy. These are premium leather bags that have ethics at their heart. MAHI have cut out the middle man to help keep their costs down. But still charging a price that allows the company to turn a profit and donate to charity.  To anyone who is thinking, “why don’t they just give all their profits to charity?”, I’ll answer that. They have employees who need to eat and keep a roof over their heads.

 

MAHI- What is the product?

Taking the words directly from them- “Our premium leather luggage is made to order using full grain cow leather, robust brass fittings, 100% cotton linings, and premium YKK Zippers.” It might be tempting to think it’s just bloggers giving them the thumbs up, but the big boys (and girls) do to. The bags have been featured in GQ Magazine and Vogue Magazine. Prices start from £96.50 and every bag can be personalised with your initials.

MAHI- What is the charity?

The company is named after the Mahi River. $1.50 from every MAHI sold is donated to FRANK Water charity, a UK charity. This charity has helped over 300,000 people gain access to clean drinking water since 2005. To date, they have raised $7,439 for FRANK Water, providing over 510 people with clean water in their homes for life.

“Our charity work: MAHI is named after the MAHI river in India and donates $1.50 from every bag sold to FRANK Water. Here’s how that money changes lives:

* $1.50 Provides the materials necessary to carry out water testing to a whole community of 250 people in FRANK Water’s Samerth project.

* $15 Will provide clean, safe water and access to improved sanitation for one person.

* $100 Provides water testing across two communities reaching 5000 people in FRANK Water’s CURE project.

* $1,000 Enables FRANK Water to support 158 individuals in their Samerth project to claim access to land rights and improved sanitation through India’s Clean India Campaign”.

Check out the site at MAHI and see the goods for yourself.

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