Fashion with a Heart – Going Gaga for Laga!

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We launched Laga Handbags to provide income for those who lost their livelihood, but what transpired is much, much more: we developed a personal relationship with the people of Aceh… and we left our hearts in their homes. – Roy and Louise Van Broekhuizen.

As promised to you guys, everything we write about on Living 360 is about ‘enhancing one’s life’ and generally adding value, so this particular product touched us deeply and we had to share.

Shortly after the devastating tsunami that hit Indonesia in December 2004, California based trader of Indonesian origin, Roy Broekhuizen received a phone call that changed his life. To help with relief efforts like rebuilding houses and schools, he led a team of people to the disaster-struck province of Aceh. Once done, Roy returned, but knew there was more he could do.

Seeing the unique handicraft and embroidery skills of the women…

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