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Archive for May, 2010

Plenty of Heart

New Handbag Manufacturer Shows Plenty of HeartWith the coming of spring, our minds naturally turn to fresh new looks and fashion trends. We want to know what's hot and what's not, and we put time aside to find the right accessories and handbags to match each new outfit. Fortunately, there's a new...Continue Reading...

New Handbag Manufacturer Shows Plenty of Heart

With the coming of spring, our minds naturally turn to fresh new looks and fashion trends. We want to know what's hot and what's not, and we put time aside to find the right accessories and handbags to match each new outfit. Fortunately, there's a new handbag manufacturer in town -- Laga Designs...Continue Reading...

Love is in the Bag

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Irwandi Yusuf, Governor of Aceh Sumatra, meets with Roy Broekhuizen of Laga Designs International

We’re very excited that Roy was able to meet with Irwandi Yusuf, Escape Artist and Now Governor of Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia. Thought you’d enjoy a photo.Laga Handbags Recognized for Creating Post-Tsunami Business Opportunities Irwandi Yusuf, Escape Artist and Now Governor of Aceh, Sumatra,...Continue Reading...

Irwandi Yusuf meets with Roy

We’re very excited that Roy was able to meet with Irwandi Yusuf, Escape Artist and Now Governor of Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia. Thought you’d enjoy a photo.Laga Handbags Recognized for Creating Post-Tsunami Business Opportunities Irwandi Yusuf, Escape Artist and Now Governor of Aceh, Sumatra,...Continue Reading...

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From the Fashion Fix Blog: Laga Bags – “Handbags Helping People”

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Orders Pouring in for Tsunami Victims’ Handbags

Over the past month, Roy Van Broekhuizen has been feverishly trying to keep up with orders for his bags.On Feb. 9, The Orange County Register published an article about Laga Designs International, Van Broekhuizen's fledgling Irvine business that sells bags - $15 cosmetic totes to $300 travel...Continue Reading...

How a Handbag Can Change A Life: The Women Behind Laga Handbags

(PRWEB) May 11, 2010 -- On April 13, 2010, Laga Handbags were displayed to the world on the Oprah Show by comedian Chris Rock's wife, Malaak Compton-Rock. Without even showing a logo on the show, demand for the Laga bags in the last three weeks has risen exponentially. For any retailer this...Continue Reading...

Article: How a Handbag Can

(PRWEB) May 11, 2010 -- On April 13, 2010, Laga Handbags were displayed to the world on the Oprah Show by comedian Chris Rock's wife, Malaak Compton-Rock. Without even showing a logo on the show, demand for the Laga bags in the last three weeks has risen exponentially. For any retailer this...Continue Reading...

Earthquake Hits Aceh

On May 9, 2010, a 7.4 earthquake hit Aceh. Fortunately, there was no damage and everyone is okay. BANDA ACEH - A magnitude 7.4 earthquake hit Indonesia's Aceh province yesterday, causing panic in an area that was devastated by the killer waves of the 2004 tsunami.Coastal residents fled from...Continue Reading...

Laga Handbags On Oprah Show

Irvine, CA (PRWEB) April 16, 2010 -- Laga Handbags was featured on the Oprah show April 13. Malaak Compton-Rock, married to comedian Chris Rock, shared the Laga handbags story with Oprah's audience and viewers. Laga Handbags on Oprah...Continue Reading...

Thara Miranda’s Story

It is very hard for me to express what is in my heart. I cannot hear anything nor speak any word. I was born in blind and deaf condition.My father, mother and sisters are gone because of the big flood of Tsunami. I am still here because my father told me to go upstairs and stay in the second...Continue Reading...

Jurina’s Story

I had been struggling to feed my son, Mukram, since at least 2000. It all began when my husband, M. Nazar, was wounded in an incident during the war between GAM (Acehnese Freedom Movement) and Indonesia’s army. He was shot by two unknown motorcycle riders at dusk on his way home from work, not...Continue Reading...

The Story of Two Sisters: Salbiah & Ratina

Salbiah & Ratina are sisters who were saved from the Tsunami which destroyed almost 60% of the province of Aceh, the western-most province of Indonesia.When the Tsunami struck, they happened to be in Blang Pidie which is located about 1-2 hours drive from Banda Aceh (BA). Knowing that their...Continue Reading...

Nurlela’s Story

On that Sunday December 26th 2004, the whole family was at home. We were having a nice breakfast when in a sudden a heavy earthquake shook us. All of our food fell on the floor and scattered. We all ran out of the house immediately. All of us were shocked and terrified. I cried with my 18-year old...Continue Reading...

Vina’s Story

I was very happy on that morning because that day was a holiday and I was planning to make a cake with my aunt. But then I was surprised when I felt the ground started shaking harder and harder. My father and my brother took me inside the house and they looked frighten and confused about what...Continue Reading...

Khaera’s Story

I have been working in the Laga workshop (in Aceh) for 1.5 years. My father died a long time ago, so now I live with my mother and my 3 brothers. We are all now grown up, so we can't keep depending on our aging mother to take care of our needs. I realized I had to start living independently.Since...Continue Reading...

Hanna’s Story

It was Christmas Eve. The tree glimmered with ornaments, neatly wrapped gifts piled underneath. Our home was brightly lit, Silver Bells played softly in the background and the smell of freshly baked cookies permeated the room. I heard the bustle of footsteps on the front porch. ‘They’re...Continue Reading...

Hana’s Story

It was Christmas Eve. The tree glimmered with ornaments, neatly wrapped gifts piled underneath. Our home was brightly lit, Silver Bells played softly in the background and the smell of freshly baked cookies permeated the room. I heard the bustle of footsteps on the front porch. ‘They’re...Continue Reading...

Laga Handbags on Oprah

On April 13th 2010, Laga Handbags was given the opportunity of a lifetime, we were featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show. The theme that day was "Give Gifts that Give Back", and was presented by Malaak Compton-Rock; philanthropist, founder of The Angel Rock Project, and wife of comedian Chris Rock....Continue Reading...

OC Firm Stars with Tsunami Survivor Purses

When Roy Van Broekhuezen fled his native Indonesia in 1957, it seemed he could never return. The Dutch were being driven out in the move to independence and it didn't matter that he was Indonesian on his mother's side.Yet after an historic tsunami hit Indonesia the day after Christmas 2004, Van...Continue Reading...

Best Handbags by Body Beautiful

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Laga Handbags in Accessories Magazine

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Tsunami Relief in a Bag

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