A couple weeks ago we launched project bags! This week my project bag team, consisting of designer Laura Masson of Ink Whale Designs, WORK+SHELTER, a woman’s work/live shelter in India, and Laura McDougal of DoogKnits will share their favorite bags, what they use their bags for, and some fun styling ideas.
Today we’re hearing from Theresa VanderMeer of WORK+SHELTER:
Hello from India! I’m Theresa VanderMeer, the founder of WORK+SHELTER. These days I’m roaming around Delhi carrying a fabulous fair-trade bag too, but this one is a little bit different – it’s our new Dip Dye style.
Photo Credit: Threadsetters
Me getting the bags dyed in near the WORK+SHELTER workshop
I often tell people that I live a double life. Corporate director by day, founder of WORK+SHELTER by night. I’m really into that duality, and what I found what I emptied out my bag exemplified that –
Two iPhones, two chargers, two of the same Medieval Blood color by Lipstick Queen, and one outrageous “badass fanny back” (or at least that’s what Allyson calls it) that contains my passport/various currencies.
And also, one W-2, a daily reminder that even though I’m India at the moment, I must do my U.S. taxes…eventually.
What’s in Theresa’s Bag!
As you can see in the image of me getting the bags dyed, I love to wear Indian clothing. Here’s an outfit I would actually wear (I’m wearing the same kurta/top in the picture where I’m getting the bags dyed above:
If you like the dip dyed bags let Allyson and Laura know! We’d love to bring you a colorful project bag too!