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Welcome to tom-bag!

tom-bag by Fabiola stands for Touch Of Magic Baskets! 

tom-bag by Fabiola is one of Bullseye & Beyond LLC company branch, an import, design and wholesale distribution company based in Hagerstown Maryland 21742, USA.

Proudly Woman-Owned
Fabiola Rosfeld founded the company in January 2019 after falling in love with African artistry. Upon returning to the US after her business trip, she founded her company and named it in honor of the people of Africa whose artistry inspired her entrepreneurship.

BOUNDS

tom-bag by Fabiola African network includes individual makers, export agents, and micro-enterprises in nations across Africa. We currently work with producers in Africa.

As a start-up organization, tom-bag by Fabiola  global network will include private collectors and thousands of retail stores, museums, educational institutions, websites and catalog companies sourcing modern fairly traded African products at competitive price points. Professional buyers and store owners will sell tom-bag fair trade African creations on six continents soon.

VENUE

tom-bag by Fabiola offices and distribution warehouse are located in the beautiful Hagerstown, nicknamed “Hub City”, a city in Northwestern Maryland.

tom-bag by Fabiola wholesale catalog is here at tom-bag.com

tom-bag by Fabiola exhibits few times  a year to meet its valuable fan customers.

tom-bag by Fabiola plan to offer a limited collection on Faire, the online wholesale platform.

tom-bag by Fabiola sells directly to shoppers through appointment at warehouse in 909 Beechwood dr Hagerstown, MD 21742.

tom-bag by Fabiola curated online wholesale only  offerings are found at tom-bag.com

ETHICS

Social Responsibility

tom-bag by Fabiola  believes in the potential for a sustainable network of trade between Africa and the world. Since every transaction that occurs with Fabiola influences how African producers perceive American business, company operations center on responsible practices that promote growth and cultural affinity.

Artisan Advancement
We believe that hardworking African makers, producers and export agents should be the architects of their own personal success. tom-bag by Fabiola serves to extend a maker’s channel of trade from local tourist markets to the global retail gift marketplace. Artisans who craft products for export work from the comfort of their own homes and communities, so the payment received is not be reduced by traveling expenses, childcare costs and haggled prices.

FAIR TRADE

tom-bag by Fabiola is on the way to join the Fair Trade Federation  movement, a group of like-minded companies and organizations that adhere to:

  • providing fair payment to workers in developing nations
  • educating makers and workers to increase their potential for advancement
  • ensuring the rights of children
  • developing products and processes that protect and conserve the natural environment
  • promoting fair trade as the standard in commercial exchanges.
    tom-bag by Fabiola also will be a Shared Interest fair trade loan facility holder. As the world’s only 100% fair trade lender, the Shared Interest cooperative lent over 68 million pounds in 2020 to makers in 51 developing nations around the world. Shared Interest funds are invested completely by members with US bank accounts.

PROCESS

tom-bag by Fabiola is a small company whose orders provide many African artists with income. Even with a small staff, tom-bag by Fabiola maintains accountability with artists by visiting groups in person at least once yearly. These important face-to-face sessions allow us to:

  • confirm that payments are being received and properly allocated to individual artists
  • discuss problems, implementation of new designs and strategies for future development
  • conduct training sessions with export agents, team leaders and artists to further streamline operations, increase production capacity and reduce errors
  • emphasize tom-bag by Fabiola ongoing commitment to each artist’s or group’s success

tom-bag by Fabiola  supplements yearly visits in a variety of ways.

  • Cooperative arrangements with in-country development organizations and NGOs allow us to check in with working craft producers year-round.
  • Digital communication allows us to communicate important information in a timely fashion. Email, What’sApp and Zoom keep us in touch around the clock.
  • Cooperative online ordering systems viewed and edited by U.S. staff and African producers significantly reduce errors, and keep producers educated about the status of payments and shipment deadlines.
  • Reporting successes, design ideas and upcoming visits by email and text maintains a positive atmosphere that welcomes producer involvement.

CONSERVE

tom-bag by Fabiola works with producers across Africa who value their natural environment and employ sustainable methods of production. Our export partners respect local and export regulations governing the legal harvest of hardwoods to ensure compliance with U.S. import standards, and to uphold proper management of local forest resources. Makers utilize materials fully by converting scraps into salable products. Our partners excel at incorporating recycled, reclaimed and highly renewable materials in product design, and at isolating new sources of low-cost materials.

EVOLUTION

tom-bag by Fabiola exists to create positive exchanges between African artists and people around the world. With so many talented producers already earning income from our orders, we face the challenge to increase exposure to current artists’ work while also enriching our network with new faces and products.

tom-bag by Fabiola is dedicated to African artists; their skill, determination and sharing spirit define our company operations. We envision a day when the channel between Africa and the world opens wide enough to bring prosperity and global appreciation to all African creators. Until then, we’re perpetually Africa-bound, always on the lookout the best of modern handmade creations.

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