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Giveaway! Toms Black Embroidered Crossbody

Toms Black Triangle Embroidered Crossbody

Toms, the company famous for giving, is giving again. Toms bag collection has launched. Their line of bags addresses the global need for advances in maternal health. With every bag you purchase, Toms will help mothers in need have a safe birth by providing birth kits and training for skilled birth attendants.

The Bags

Obviously, if you just wanted to help, you could send funding to the cause, but if you are looking for a stylishly on-point tote, backpack, clutch, tablet sleeve, duffel bag or crossbody handbag, you can hit two birds with one artful and utilitarian bag. Inspired by the styles and textiles in the locations that Toms gives shoes, sight and water, Toms Bags are a combination of rough and refined. You can see the third world influence in the use of canvas and raffia as well as muted geometric prints, but feel its fast paced modernity in the shape, construction and quality.

The Prize: Toms Black Embroidered Crossbody

In celebration and promotion of the new line, Toms has asked me to select a bag to giveaway to one of my readers. I selected Toms Black Embroidered Crossbody ($168). This is what I call an off hours bag. I would carry this crossbody bag when riding bikes, walking a city, traveling, or grabbing a drink or meal. I love the two openings, the impeccable embroidery and the high quality of it. I didn’t love the shoulder protector doodad, but thankfully you can just slip that off. You really don’t need it for a light weight bag unless you carry around those mysterious fist size magnets that weigh twenty pounds. You can also detach the strap entirely and carry it as a clutch.

How To Win

To enter to win, Toms would like you to head on over to their website and browse their bags and the cause at hand. Once you take a gander and a read, come on back here and comment below on other bags in the line that strike your fancy, or please comment on the cause. The comment could be something new you learned about third world births or simply what you like about this cause. The winner will be selected and notified on May 11, 2015.

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This post was sponsored by Toms.

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5 Responses

  1. Hey! What I love about their cause is that not only are they providing materials to support safer births, they provide training for birth attendants and follow up! What a great cause to support. I also love their bags, including the one you chose and the black raffia crossbody. 🙂

  2. The cause: I was not aware until I read this blog post that TOMS was now helping provide birth kits. I think most people don’t realize how treacherous giving birth still is in many countries and places. To help a new person into this world is simply amazing.

    The bags: I like the “You’ll be amazed what this bag can do” tote because not only does it refer to the cause (and start conversations about it), but my bags are always overstuffed with the most random stuff — Mary Poppins-style.

  3. The cause: It’s amazing! It’s so sad that 800 women die a day from complications during childbirth. Providing tools for these attendants for during and after birth is key to lower that number. Thanks TOMS!!

    The bag: It’s hard to choose, they are all so beautiful. I guess in this case the bags have inner beauty as well! The chevron drawstring bag looks great for the beach.

  4. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard says:

    I love their Teal Beaded Stripe Avalon Clutch and I REALLY love how they provide a safe birth for a mother and baby in need. SOOOO AWESOME <3 xo

  5. Thank you all for participating!! Keila was randomly selected to win the cross body bag! Congratulations!

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