Ambersea Linen Totes
Ambersea Linen Totes with a mission.
Our Organic Linen Totes are much more than a helpful, sustainable accessory to take on foraging trips or gathering goodies at your local farmer's market. Handmade by the Sitara family in Pakistan, they provide income to support a small family business and children's Christian ministry overseas.
We are excited to team up with the Sitara family and support 22-year-old Suman's children's ministry through their partnership with Ambersea Apothecary. With Suman's mother supervising, and the daughters each taking a part in the sewing process, the whole Sitara family works together to create each tote.
Meet the Sitara Family
Though living in a predominantly Muslim nation, Suman Sitara is a Pakistani Christian who puts her faith into practice. "I started ministry when I was 18 years old," she says, and then related that she and her family became believers after a dream God sent her. "I started my Sunday school with children. Now it has been three years that I have been teaching them the Word of God. I am just nothing, but so thankful to God for He called me to be His little servant." Though her family struggles financially, Suman faithfully pours faith into the lives of children with less hope than she has. "I teach them Bible, and I present those characters as stories," she explains. "There are six older students with whom I have started Bible study. Currently, we are reading Matthew." Besides spiritual instruction, sometimes she is able to bless them with food and clothing as well becuase many of these families live in below poverty conditions.
Each Linen Tote in lovingly Handmade by Suman's family and includes our Ambersea logo applied by our local screen printer. Our bags are GOTS-certified Belgian Flax Linen and are offered in 3 different colors: Seagrass, Sand & Tidal Grey.