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Empowering Threads: Red Dirt Road Store Ties Charlevoix to Cambodia

You can help empower women in Cambodia by shopping at a pop-up store now open in Charlevoix.

Red Dirt Road is a nonprofit created by two Northern Michigan women.

They both shared the same goal: to get Cambodian women out of working in dangerous garment factories and instead teach them to become independent accessory designers.

Since then, Lin Alessio says Red Dirt Road has grown to sell beautifully-crafted handbags, scarves and other accessories all around the U.S.

“Red Dirt Road is all about quality of life for them and for you,” she says. “It’s creating a product that’s not a charity, this is a product that you want to have because it works for you. Because it makes your life better and you feel more elegant when you carry it.”

The pop-up shop will be open this week during the Charlevoix Venetian Festival.

But if you can’t make it to Charlevoix, Red Dirt Road also has an online store at .