All of our products are made by volunteers in Manitoba. After modest costs are covered, 100% of the remainder goes directly to the Stephen Lewis Foundation (SLF) and then on to the Foundation’s community-based partners in sub-Saharan Africa.
We display at craft sales, do home parties and will take special orders.
For more information and / or to see more, call: Heather at 204-888-0834 or Carol at 204-284-3029.
To see info about our upcoming sales, please check our events calendar on the Events page.
Zippy Bags and Toonie Bags
Zippy bags are made from light-weight Tuff Screen and measure approximately 9″ wide by 5″ high. Zippies sport a zipper (hence the name) in a variety of colours with contrasting trim and may be used in myriad ways — as pencil cases or for cosmetics, toiletries, receipts — you name it! They make wonderful hostess gifts or gifts for that special teacher or child.
Toonie bags vary slightly in size but most are approximately 4.5”w x 4”h. They may be used as a coin purse and are very handy for keeping track of your credit cards. They have a zipper and come with a variety of brightly coloured trims.
Price: $3.00 or 2/$5Top
These bags are made of Tuff Screen with a fabric strip at the top that can include logos and other information related to the specific conference. Conference bags measure approximately 13”w x 14”h and will hold a variety of materials including a 3-ring binder. The bags may be carried in the hand or over the shoulder and can be used following the conference for book bags or other purposes.
Price: negotiated at the time of ordering based on cost of materials including fabric printing.Top
Shoulder bags are made from “pet screen” with polyester suede-like fabric applied. Measuring approximately 8″ h x 7 1/2″ wide, with one inside pocket. Each bag has a unique piece of recycled jewelry attached.
Four colours available: black, saddle, olive green and red.
Leather Shoulder Bags
Leather Shoulder Bags are made of pet screen and recycled leather coats and bags — making each one unique in design. The bags measure approximately 10”h x 9”w and have one inside pocket. Colours may include black, brown, beige or burgundy – it all depends on what we have been able to find and recycle!
Our Tote Bags are made from sturdy “pet screen” with fabric panels and a row of beads. Each bag contains three inside pockets for keeping track of smaller items. Tote bags can be carried in the hand or over the shoulder and come in a variety of colours and fabrics (African, African motif, other prints).
Mini Bags and Maxi Bags
These bags are great for use when you don’t want to carry a purse or tote bag. Made of fabric, and often with leather trim, minibags are approximately 4″w x 6″h and maxibags are approximately 5”w x 7”h. Both bags have a 48″ cord with cord lock so that they may be lengthened or shortened. The bags come with a zippered pocket in front and a second pocket in back — very useful for carrying cell phones, keys, credit cards, money etc. They may be worn around the neck, over the shoulder or across the body. Both mini and maxi bags come in a wide variety of fabrics and colours.
Price: Minis $10; Maxis $15Top
Approximately 23” in length, these aprons have two large pockets plus a smaller pocket on the bib front with your choice of “Chef in Training” or “Watch Me Cook” embroidered on it. The aprons are made of sturdy polyester/cotton twill with adjustable ties to accommodate all sizes. Blue aprons have red pockets and ties; red aprons have blue pockets and ties.
These wonderful bibs come in a wide variety of patterns suitable for boys and girls. Their unique design allows them to stay in place and cover the whole front of your wee loved one. They fasten behind the neck with Velcro which makes for quick and easy removal. Made of cotton, they can are safe in the washer and dryer.
Balloon balls are 12″ in diameter and are made of brightly coloured cotton in a wide variety of patterns. They come packaged with 5 helium quality balloons to be inflated and inserted in the outer covering.
Just insert the balloon through the opening in one end of the ball and inflate. Tie the balloon tightly with an overhand knot and tuck it into the ball. Kids and babies love these balls and grandmothers who are visiting grandkids love them too, as they fit easily into a purse or suitcase.
Price: $10 eachTop
Approximately 25” in length, these aprons have three large pockets plus a smaller pocket on the bib front. Available in black only, the aprons are made of sturdy polyester/cotton twill with adjustable ties to accommodate all sizes. The bib pockets are embroidered with “sayings” such as “Where There’s Smoke, There’s Dinner”, “Kitchen Diva” and “Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign, Stephen Lewis Foundation”.
These handy totes will accommodate a pan or dish of any size up to and including 9” x 13”. They are great for transporting hot or cold dishes to the next family dinner, picnic or potluck. Made of cotton, they can go in the washer and dryer.