Burkina Faso'nation

October 13, 2017

Feel Good Friday

There is something Faso’nating about being in a completely new environment.

You are given a blank slate…

to build on…

and the ability to create connections.

As a Peace Corps volunteer at a school in Burkina Faso, Victor built the strongest level of connection with a new community…inheriting a local family, life-long friends and a feeling of home 5,637 miles away from his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri.  So he wanted to extend those connections to you too. With the same fabric worn by his host-mom of Leo, Burkina Faso…

Victor created a line of Burkina Faso totes…
Burkina Faso Tote (by Victor Martinez-Cassmeyer)

(Burkina Faso Tote by Victor Martinez-Cassmeyer)

Here’s to traveling in Faso’nation and to feeling good—because after all, it's Friday!

-Jack & Alley, Co-Founders

Plus a few more totes from other travelers who connected with other cultures around the globe...

Colombia Tote (by Lorena Lopez)

(Colombia Tote by Lorena Lopez)

Croatia Tote (by Sue Ruhle)

(Croatia Tote by Sue Ruhle)

Greece Tote (by Deirdre Sweeney)

(Greece Tote by Deirdre Sweeney)

Nepal Tote (by Glenda Bowen)

(Nepal Tote by Glenda Bowen)

Peru Tote (by Angie Plante)

(Peru Tote by Angie Plante)

Senegal Tote (by Kirsty Buhler)

(Senegal Tote by Kirsty Buhler)

Thailand Tote (by Joni Uhe)

(Thailand Tote by Joni Uhe)

 

(Find fabric on your next trip)

 




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