One of the biggest bag trends of the summer has been the beaded bag. The quirky and somewhat whimsical style has been seen on the arms of influencers and stylists alike. Thus, naturally, many people have been scrambling to get their hands on the new style. Plenty of fast fashion retailers, such as Zara and Mango have tried to emulate the trend.

However, whether you choose to visit one of those retailers or search through thrift shops, there is one label that is certainly putting its own spin on the trend. Pura Utz by Anna Waller Andres by designing delightful, miniature pouches with a personal feel.

But that’s not all. Pura Utz is taking on its own initiative when it comes to making fashion more ethical. This isn’t necessarily unexpected for the brand, as Andres has had a history of using fashion as a means of supporting causes; such as when she released a line of T-Shirts centered on the #FreeTheNipple movement. Pura Utz handbags are handmade by Mayan women in Guatemala, who are in turn fairly compensated for their work and craft.

Below are just some examples of the brand’s creations:

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