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Proposals, strategies, suggestions for bag production needed

We are a woman (Italy) and a man (Nigeria/Netherlands). It's now being 8 years that we try to set up and put into existance our project to create bags made of natural materials and designed by my friend.

We travelled around looking for someone or for a group that would be able and willing to help us in the production of our bags but the big industries are not interested in it. And apart from that, unfortunately, we often had to face prejudices based on race and origins. So all our efforts up to now remained vain.

Is there someone out there, who can help us with useful advice, proposals, possibilities and opportunities, strategies or simply ideas related to our project? If you need more detailed information please feel free to contact us.

Any help is welcome. Thank you for your interest and advice. Take care and have a peaceful day

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erica's picture

proposals,possibilities

Hi Eliana,
We are pleasede to learn of your request for suppliers of bags made from environmentally friendly raw materials.
Our organiazation NDOP HANDICRAFT ORGANISATION(NDOPCRAFT) is a not-for profit making ,fair trade org. based in Cameroon.
The main objective of NDOPCRAFT is to imrpove the welbeing and safeguard the livelihood of marginalised artisans especially women in rural communities .By providing professional and non-exploitative marketing services based on fair trade practices. Through the production and sale of handcrafts using environmentally friendly raw materials.

Our organisation wish to network and partner with the production of your bags using our natural raw materials .We will be grateful to get more information from you concerning the bags and type of raw materials you wish to design your bags.You can please find some of our fair trade products,

www.flickr.com/photos/ndopcraft

We look forward to working with you.
Best regards
Erica .

Eliana's picture

Thank you Erica for your

Thank you Erica for your interest in our project.
I have been watching the link u kindly sent to me. It is remarkable work you do. The masks and baskets are really beautiful. I find it fantastic that you start this project and that it implies either fair trade either environmental issues. Great idea. My congratulations to all of you for the work you do.
I would like to know a bit more about the raw materials you are using for bags. I am a bit ignorant in this field and I would like to learn more about what is environmentally possible for you.
Hope to read from you soon.
Peace and health to all
Eliana

Eliana

erica's picture

partnership opportunities

Hi Eliana,
Thanks very much for the interest and concern you have for our organisation and your commitment to partner and network with us ,to start the project in the production of bags for your company using eco-friendly natural raw materials.
Our fair trade products are environmentally friendly.We use raw materials that our common,natural and environmentally friendly .The raw materials include Raffia fiber,natural wide collection and we will development good quality bags from animal skin.

We will be grateful should you please, help us contact fair trade buyers in Italy ,through directing them to our link.I will be pleased to learn of your interest to enable Italians and others around the world support us through the purchase of our products as well as partnership opportunities.

BY PURCHASING OUR FAIR TRADE PRODUCTS YOU HELP SEND A CHILD TO SCHOOL.

We will be grateful to work with you.

Best regards
Erica

erica's picture

proposals

Dear Eliana,
Please Eliana its rather unfortunate i have not been able to read from you.Hope you received my last mail and i am anxious to hear from you concerning our partnership and the type of raw materials you wish,the bags should be produced with.
I will like to call your attention to the fact that our most common and environmentally friendly raw materials is Raffia Fiber.
We can produce any quantity you want.

We equally have backs of trees etc. that will be good for the bags.

I look forward to hearing from you and hope for a long lasting business partnership.I promise you will get the best of our products and a good market for our quality products.

Best regards
Erica

Eliana's picture

dear Erica, Sorry for not

dear Erica,
Sorry for not replying straight away to your proposal and email.
The fact is that my friend and I are in the discussing and evaluation phase. We are thinking about what are the best raw materials for the bags we would like to be produced and this will take us some time. It is a fact of evaluating the pros and contras of each possibility to find the most suitable one.
I can understand that for you it is important to get a clear answer so you can start to organize yourself. So I promise within the next week we will have our minds made up and a clear decision on the raw materials we plan to use.
Thank you for your patience.
I will also let you know which addresses for fair trade there are in Italy.
Have a nice and peaceful day.
Take care
Eliana

Eliana

erica's picture

thanks

Hi Eliana,
Its a great pleasure to hear from you and your continuous commitment to work with us.We will be grateful to get the addresses of fair trade importers in Italy especially hand crafts and food like coffee.You know most of our handicraft producers grow plenty of coffee ,(foodstuff,spices and vegetables especially women )

We will be grateful to learn you have reached a sound agreement with your partners ,as we are organizing meetings with our producers to that effective,and everything will be fine by next week.
We look forward to hearing from as we are putting things in place to kick-off.

We look forward to working with you.
Best regards
Erica

Eliana's picture

Dear Erica, sorry for letting

Dear Erica,
sorry for letting you wait so long until everything is decided. I am aware that you have your agenda too so I will sollicitate that we come to an end and find agreement.
In the next mail I will send you some Italian contacts for fair trade too.
Thank you for your patience
Peace
Eliana

Eliana

erica's picture

thanks

Hi Eliana
I am pleased to learn of the fair trade contacts in Italy ,you will be sending.I am grateful for the concern and commitment you have for our organisation.
We look forward to hear from you once you are through with your agreement.I pray and wish you the best in all the agreements you are about to reach.That God should guide you and your partners to a mutual and juidicious agreement that will go a long to make a small change big difference in the lives of our producers.

We look forward patiently to working with you.

Best regards
Erica

erica's picture

Greetings

Hi Eliana,
Accept our warm greetings.We are working hard on our part , to ensure that you get the best from our partnership.I have been on the move since we contacted you and your commitment to get as much environmentally friendly raw material bags and our producers are very enthusiastic about the project and are coming up with new designs ,that will be good for money and value around the world.

We have been introducing new designs bags with new environmentally raw materials to meet your widest expectations.We look forward to hearing from you and your partners ,as we keep on in our search for designs and new raw materials for your project.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.
Best regards
Erica

erica's picture

long time

Hi Eliana,
Its been long i have not heard from you concerning our project.I will be very grateful to hear from you concerning the future of our project.We have been very disturbed not being able to get any word from you.I will be grateful to learn your commitment for the project is on the way anytime from now.Please in case of any problems with your discussion and your partners let us know and see how we can both find a solution.
We are optimistic and committed to the project, we hope your mind has not change.

It will be my greatest pleasure to hear from you after a long while
Best regards

Erica

Eliana's picture

Hello Erica, I am so sorry

Hello Erica,
I am so sorry for letting you wait for such a long time. It is not easy for us discussing about the project because my friend involved in the project and I live in two different countries so communication even with internet access will take some time. And it's not very fluid. Due to the fact that it is my friend doing the designs of the bags I rely on him for the materials etc.
Now, I managed to have some pictures of the bags or at least a guide line about them. If you could kindly give me your email I will send the pictures to you so you have an idea on the bags and propose the project to your group and we can discuss about the further requirements.

Thank you very much for your patience

Take care
Eliana

Eliana

erica's picture

its our pleasure

Hi Eliana,
I am grateful to learn from you, about the progress on the project,although with some communication difficulties.We look forward to having the photos of the designed model through our email address.

Myself and David Gabe the production manager will have to go through the bags and inform you better on how to proceed

I look forward to getting the photos.

We look forward to a long lasting partnership

Best regards

Erica

Eliana's picture

Thank you Erica, and sorry

Thank you Erica, and sorry for letting you wait such a long time. I will send you the complete file with the bags and this is our first step. Then I will be thankful to hear from you how you intend to proceed. Actually I have to add that the bags are a model and there can be some changes in the outwork and elaboration of them. They are shortly said only the raw form of it and we are still working on them to put on the appropriate changes.
I will send the file to you straight away.
Hope to hear from you soon
Best wishes
Eliana

Eliana

erica's picture

sample designs

Hi Eliana,
Please to inform you , we received already the photo designs you send through our email.They are of very high quality and of model designs and we hope to maintain and to write our name in the world of model design bags with environmentally friendly materials .We are currently working on ,the various kind of raw material will best suit the bags.We will be please to have more information concerning the bags.

The dimensions of the bags will be very important , to enable us come out with exact samples.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Best regards
Erica

erica's picture

sample designs

Hi Eliana,
Please it will be my greatest pleasure to hear from you concerning the samples of the bags.We started already the production with raffia fiber and wish to get your proposal and suggestions for the go ahead with the project.

Best regards
Erica

Eliana's picture

Hello Erica, Well, I think

Hello Erica,
Well, I think there has been a misunderstanding and misconnection: I am still waiting for your samples because I did not get any. I only simply got the mail. So I was waiting for the sample to come afterwards and thought that maybe you had to send it.
Please would you be so kind and send it to my private mail address?
Thank you.
Kind regards
Eliana

Eliana

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