five ACCESSORIES Andersonville Galleria, 5247 N Clark St, 773.878.8570 fiveaccessories.com, Twitter: @fiveACCESSORIES
Eco-friendly. Sustainable. Socially Conscious. five ACCESSORIES is a socially conscious company offering eco-friendly and fair-trade handbags and accessories. Their products come from five countries. For each handbag sale, five ACCESSORIES donates $5 to a worthy charity in the locale where it was handmade. Their mission is to create income-generating programs, to donate a large portion of sales to worthy charities, and to foster the use of sustainable material in fashion.
What are your most popular products or services? Our eco-friendly bamboo, wicker, and coconut shell handbags from our Bali Collection. People may be surprised to know... We have launched a new income-generating program, called Off The Street, that offers handmade accessories, such as recycled picture frames and bottle top barrettes, all handmade by the vendors of Chicagoâ€™s StreetWise. What or who inspired you to start your business? In particular, a Balinese tour guide we met while traveling to Bali, Indonesia. He spoke of how an American couple changed his life many years ago by their act of kindness. We wanted to be that next American couple to touch the lives of others in developing nations.
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Where is your favorite place to go with your girlfriends? Overlooking the Chicago lakefront (hopefully on a sailboat) on a nice summer day).