FarO's bestselling bag! Stylish and versatile, lots of zippers and pockets. The Wendy Purse can be worn a variety of ways - crossbody, shoulder or handbag. Named after FarO's co-founder, it's the first bag she designed with Chelo in 2015. This original purse is still a regular staple in her wardrobe. It's great for hands-free shopping, juggling kids and carrying a laptop or tablet (large version). Looks great with worn jeans or business attire.
High quality matte raw leather, coloured with vegetable dye. Can be treated if you want to darken. Will naturally darken over time.
Large front zippered exterior pocket.
Large zippered interior pocket. Lined.
Dimensions: 11.5”w x 13”h x 1.5”w. Strap length adjustable from 40" - 47"
It can carry: tablet, water bottle, wallet, phone, books
far•o is Spanish for beacon or lighthouse and that is what this business has become in their community! Here's the story as told by the Founders:
Meet the Designers behind this Canadian Female Owned Company:
far•o supply co founders Wendy Wong and Kerry Flemington met back in 1997 in the Faculty of Architecture while studying Interior Design at the University of Manitoba. They bonded over their love of clean design, simple aesthetics, and outdoor adventures.
In 2004 Wendy and her husband founded Shine the Light Initiative which takes them to the Dominican Republic three times a year. Through the work of Shine the Light Initiative, Wendy began building relationships with the people who would eventually become the far•o supply co makers. When she first met them in 2014, a dream to partner with these incredible makers and to bring their products to Winnipeg began to form in the back of her mind.
Over a cup of tea in 2019, it became apparent to Wendy and Kerry that this could be more than a dream as they now had the time and energy to focus their attention on making this a reality! They could marry their love of design, leather goods and jewelry with helping out their fellow human beings. Once Wendy reached out to the makers in Javillar and they confirmed their interest in working together, far•o supply co was formed!
Meet the Makers:
At far•o supply co, we design each piece based on our desire for high quality leather goods and silver jewelry. Wendy and Kerry have travelled to the DR to work alongside each maker in their respective shops. Together they have sketched and worked through each design and chosen the materials to ensure they are viable and will stand the test of time.
Workers are treated as equal design partners, are paid a fair wage and enjoy a dignified work environment.
far•o donates 100% of their proceeds to support the Shine the Light Community & Job Training Centre in Javillar. The leather workers are proud to know their hard work has helped to build the community centre in their own town - which has become a beacon of hope for their community providing a safe place for children and youth to hang out, learn new skills, build relationships and engage in healthy activities.