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TorrainOne person’s trash is another’s treasure. No where has that old adage proved truer than at TORRAIN, a company that employs Cambodian artisans to stitch and sew handbags and small leathergoods made from discarded bags and packages that once contained cement, fish feed and other products.

Company founder Nyla Jano was so inspired by the Cambodian artisans and their recycled materials that she developed TORRAIN a little more than two years ago. Business has been good enough that she is expanding into communities where workers have been displaced from their farmlands or affected by landmines or polio. (A line of made in USA recycled bags is the next project).

Suggested retail: $35

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