Success Stories

Ardice Faoro

Ardice Farrow-is the Founder of Net Effects Traders and here is a little bit about her story. At the age of 60 something I retired on purpose with the dream of serving women around the world. I had the great good fortune to go to Cambodia (which I fell in love with) to work for a non-profit organization in the capital city.

I worked for over 2 years in some of the most destitute areas of the city where hundreds of families lived on the edge of the old city dump in makeshift structures with no amenities, struggling to survive.

I got to know moms who spent the nights scavenging the streets to collect bottles and cans to recycle to make a few cents to buy food. I got to know children who did not go to school but like...

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  • June 30th, 2017

    Hand Crafted Bags

    Our Easy Breezy bags are well into production. I visited our adorable team today to discover that dozens of the Black and Granite colors are already finished. And the entire design team is having fun and working hard on our order ... In the design studio upstairs the bits and pieces of each bag are being finished and all the pieces carefully sewn together to complete “your bag”

    June 30th, 2017
  • April 25th, 2017

    Kickstarter Campaign Ends – Over $51,000 Raised

    Wow! Over $50,000. We are so thrilled and grateful. All of you made this campaign a huge success. From all of us at Net Effects Traders and Peace Handicraft of Cambodia. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Again - thanks so much!

    April 25th, 2017
  • March 29th, 2017

    Brooklyn Messenger Bag

    Campaign is well past its funding goal, and we are excited to tell you we have added a NEW REWARD. We are adding our classic smaller Messenger Bag – the Brooklyn. Smaller than the Easy Breezy Messenger Bag, the Brooklyn is great for folks with smaller laptops, notebooks or tablets or folks who just don't carry that many files, folders and other things.

    The Brooklyn still has lots of pockets to keep things organized. And with the expandable strap you can carry the Brooklyn cross-body making it perfect for those who ride their bikes to school or work.

    March 29th, 2017
  • March 15th, 2017

    Easy Breezy Messenger Bag launches on Kickstarter

    We are amazed, thrilled and so excited by the first 24 hours of the Easy Breezy Messenger Bag campaign. Thanks to all of you! We surpassed our goal of $20,000 in less than 2 hours! What an amazing start! And you made it happen.

    For me personally and for all our team members in the US and Cambodia, we are so moved by the great response. You are truly having a powerful impact on the less fortunate of Cambodia, their families, and their future.

    March 15th, 2017
  • January 1st, 2017

    Bags Design

    September 2016 - January 2017:

    Market and consumer research begins for the Easy Breezy Messenger Bag. Present early design concepts to production team. Review, refine and finalize features and design of bags. Developed patterns and prototypes, and completed first product samples in multiple colors.

    January 1st, 2017
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