Mary Frances' focus is not only on creating a beautiful handbag but on designing a product that has a positive impact on the world and us. By purchasing a Mary Frances embellished handbag you are supporting the fine craftspeople of the cottage industry movement in third world countries. Every handbag is meticulously beaded, embroidered and embellished by hand; it takes one to three days to complete a single handbag. The work is completed by women and men in cities and small villages who otherwise would have worked on construction sites, farm labor, and low wage service jobs. This work gives them dignity and a livelihood which helps supplement their family's income.
Thank you for your partnership in supporting the Mary Frances brand and making a profound difference in the lives of many women and men.