NET Effects Traders

Hi loves! I’m excited to introduce a really lovely company, NET Effects Traders, to you today. NET Effects recently reached out to me to share their story & product line of sustainable bags, in hopes that I would like & share here on my blog. Just this past weekend, NET Effects was having a trunk show at Traveling Chic Boutique (Selwyn Ave) which gave me the opportunity to actually see/touch/feel their line of messenger, cross body bags & totes in person rather than simply relying on the product photos online, on the NET Effects site. 

I’m so happy I was able to do this as the photos online just didn’t do the bags justice. In person, I immediately knew I loved a few of these bags whereas online, I just couldn’t really tell. I supposed this is why I still haven’t fallen into the world of online shopping. Call me old fashioned, but I prefer going to the store! lol I left the boutique with a large tote in black. I was pretty torn between the grey/silver & this black one but I wear a lot of black so I figured I’d get more use out of the black. This tote is just perfect for carrying everything I need for the gym and/or yoga studio + a casual day out running errands or even going to work to train clients. Its super roomy inside + has an inside zippered pocket as well as another pouch for phone, lip gloss & any other girly stuff. 

Loved this tote, too! 

As you can see on the image above, NET Effects, together with Peace Handicraft, work together to bring positive change, jobs & financial freedom to disenfranchised Cambodian women. All bags are made by Cambodian artisans themselves.

Please join me in supporting NET Effects Traders. This is a company with so much heart, passion & purpose behind what they do — this is such a wonderful product for a really great cause! These beautiful bags are made out of renewable materials, at factories that are providing positive change in Cambodia, and a portion of proceeds will be going to Nothing But Nets, an international organization that provides mosquito netting to families in need to prevent the spread of disease carried by mosquitos.

If your reading & live here in Charlotte, you can find the line of NET Effects bags at Gumbo: The Store, which is located in Plaza Midwood next to Okra Yoga Charlotte. 

So much love, 


  1. September 26, 2015 / 4:49 pm

    Lauren – a huge thanks for stopping by to see our bags and totes. You look fabulous carrying that Black Tote. We are thrilled you loved the bags and thanks for the great review and pictures. Enjoy! ardice (NET founder)

    • Lauren Schwaiger
      September 29, 2015 / 3:10 am

      Hi Ardice, Your very welcome!! xxMuch Love, LS

  2. Cory Moran
    November 12, 2017 / 4:50 am

    I’m a dude… and I Love the graphite messenger bag and just bought the graphite Go-Lightly one to carry my portable chargers and cards in… styling and sleek! Who knew I’d get into bags?! Cool stuff

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