Located in Hopewell Junction, New York, Unshattered is a nonprofit social enterprise whose mission is to end the addiction relapse cycle by providing pathways toward economic independence and sustained sobriety.
Unshattered joined Southwest’s Repurpose with Purpose program earlier this year with the launch of their Possibilities Take Flight collection. The collection of sustainable travel bags and accessories—made with upcycled Southwest aircraft seat leather—were designed and sewn by a team of professionally trained female artisans winning their battle against addiction.
Every bag is handcrafted from something discarded and made whole again, representing second chances for both the materials and the women crafting them. In honor of the women and those still struggling in addiction, three secrets are hidden within each bag.
The liner of the bags includes a 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.
“Unshattered is really honored to be part of the Repurpose with Purpose program, shared Unshattered founder and CEO Kelly Lyndgaard. “It is a great match for our work of taking materials that were discarded and headed for a landfill and remaking them into something beautiful and amazing.”
Learn more about Unshattered and shop with purpose this holiday season at unshattered.org. For every purchase made, 100% of the proceeds goes toward supporting the women on their journey of growth and healing on the other side of addiction.