JOYN: Fashioning Better Lives
A socially-conscious brand putting work back into the hands of artisans
JOYN starts with an adventure to a Ugandan orphanage.
Back in 1998, Melody and Dave Murray met and married at a small college in Arkansas.
They spent their first summer as newlyweds working in Uganda with a shared passion to change the lives of people living in poverty. Fast-forward ten years and the couple packed up their belongings, moving to a rural, marginalized community in northern India – this is where JOYN began.
By defying the fast fashion industry with “purposeful inefficiency,” JOYN is empowering local communities and empowering people to pull themselves out of poverty. Through discovering talented artisans in who made beautiful textile products, JOYN and their team created a sustainable business that connects these artisans not only to steady jobs, but education, vocational training, medical and daily meal plans.
Discover the different beautiful, 100% handmade bags:
These brilliant bags will put your old duffle bag to shame. Available in all different spring patterns, it even fits in the overhead compartment on an airplane! With our vegan leather and hand blocked cotton on the outside, you’ll make a statement wherever you go.
- All Leather Satchel:
Not just beautiful, this stylish satchel was designed with you in mind. With an easily adjustable strap, deep and easily accessible outside pocket and a leather flap with a magnetic closure, it’s everything you look for in a bag. As if that’s not enough – step into spring with the fun floral print on the interior!
- Mary Poppins:
True to its name, this handy tote is ready to carry all you need each day. Beautifully artisanal, from the 100% genuine, full grain hand-stitched leather to the hand blocked cotton – this bag will catch everyone’s eye, for good reason.
Each bag is unique – made by real people with names, faces, stories and passions.
Want to know more?
Find out exactly how these brilliant bags are made here.
Shop for a good cause with JOYN: ethically produced, gorgeous and functional handbags for everyday use, summer travels and beyond!
Want to get your hands on these handbags? Visit https://shopjoyn.com to explore the elegant style