global seesaw

The thing I love about blogging, more than anything, is the sheer amount of superb people you get to meet and chat to on an almost daily basis. Since I started writing, I’ve stumbled across some cracking, funny, intelligent, creative and beautiful ladies (and men!), who all continue to inspire and entertain me. Like the ace Lucy from Lulastic, a perfectly quiff-ed whirlwind of passionate campaigning, creative thrifting and gentle parenting. If you haven’t read her blog, I strongly suggest you do – you’ll be nodding along with her posts on world hunger and activism, and reaching for the (homemade) mod podge to get all crafty before you know it.
It was via Lucy that I stumbled across the fantastic new company Global Seesaw – an online shop that sells fairly traded, eco-friendly bags and accessories with a difference. The company exists to create sustainable employment for women who have been trafficked into prostitution – it gives them a way out, and the chance at a life with choices and freedom. The bags are all either jute, or organic fair trade cotton, and any images are printed with water-based inks, which means no chemicals being pumped into the environment. Ethically produced, environmentally sound and helping to fight back against the scourge of human trafficking – do you really need any other reasons to hot foot it over and get flexing your bank card?

After following them on Twitter, I ended up buying a bag, and they kindly sent me an extra one – which I’ve decided to give away to one of my lovely readers. I can’t stress enough what an amazing company this is – if you’ve never read anything about trafficking, a quick Google search will tell you everything you need to know. Another blogging friend, Mel Wiggins, recommended a book called Half the Sky, which goes into this and many other social justice issues in more depth (it’s sitting in my ‘to read’ pile as I type!), and the Global Seesaw website itself has a fair bit of information.

The bags are incredibly good quality, decorated with an ace bird print (who doesn’t like birds?!), and have a popper fastening and a zipped inner pocket. The one I’m giving away is mauve and teal coloured, and is 37x38cm, nice and roomy – big enough for a few magazines, a wallet, a laptop, the kitchen sink….

To win this bee-yootiful bag, all you have to do is:

1. Follow Global Seesaw on Twitter or ‘like’ them on Facebook.

2. Leave a comment to confirm you’ve entered.

That’s it! Please also do think about tweeting and sharing their details over Twitter and Facebook – they really are a superb company to support.

The giveaway will run for one week, and no entries will be counted after midnight on 30th January 2013.

Good luck!


  1. Jessica Alford
    January 24, 2013 / 4:32 am

    I liked in Facebook. What a great company, thanks for sharing.

  2. LandGirl1980
    January 24, 2013 / 1:08 pm

    What a grand idea! I shall be hopping on over to have a look-see :)Those bags are fab – perfect for all the WOOL i have accumulated as I learn to crochet. I have followed and liked on the social medias :o)

  3. Helen Lay
    January 24, 2013 / 3:51 pm

    Thanks for sharing about this company, I shall definitely investigate further and I'm following them on twitter now.

  4. Anonymous
    January 24, 2013 / 5:54 pm

    Fab Fab company! Followed and Liked 🙂

  5. Rebecca Phillips
    January 24, 2013 / 5:59 pm

    fab!ive followed on twitter (@x_walter) and liked on facebook (Rebecca Phillips)

  6. Teresa
    January 27, 2013 / 10:31 am

    Such a wonderful company and such a cute bag too!I've followed them on Twitter. 🙂

  7. Laura
    January 27, 2013 / 10:49 am

    Followed and liked. Thanks for letting me know about them, hadn't come across them before. Loving those purple birdies! Laura x

  8. Vicky
    January 27, 2013 / 11:05 am

    This comment is on behalf of Dilly Tante.Awesome looking bag for a great cause! #profound

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