A partner in Southwest’s Repurpose with Purpose program, Unshattered has expanded their Possibilities Take Flight collection to include the errand, makeup, keychain, and messenger bag. The collection of sustainable travel bags and accessories—made with upcycled Southwest aircraft seat leather—were designed, handcrafted, and sewn by a team of professionally trained female artisans winning their battle against addiction.
As Unshattered works to transform their new space into a place of healing for their employees, guests, and community, they also continue to expand their product line with the goal to increase sales which support women with a combination of community, employment, and personal and professional development. This combination gives them the opportunity to find their purpose and live an addiction-free life.
Every bag handcrafted from something discarded and made whole again represents second chances for both the materials and the women crafting them. In honor of these incredible women and those still struggling in addiction, three secrets are hidden within each bag.
The liner of the bags includes a hidden message written by the artist who made the bag.
Each bag is named after someone still struggling with addiction.
Honoring the Japanese art form of Kintsugi, where cracked pottery is repaired with gold lacquer to highlight the breaks, each bag has a seam of gold thread and serves as a metaphor for the women artisans, who are themselves more beautiful for having been broken.
Learn more about Unshattered and shop with purpose at unshattered.org. 100% of your purchase supports women on their journey of growth and healing on the other side of addiction.