Be a green goddess with this dark green and white summer tote bag! Tight, tribal patterns and stunning craftsmanship make the ACACIA the ideal basket bag for hitting the yoga studio, the market or the beach with. This colourful creation is woven by a member of a family-run weaving co-operative in Eastern Region of Kenya.
Weaving each basket bag can take up to six days, and this work is fitted in around the weavers’ other domestic chores and farming duties. Yarn used for the ACACIA basket bag comes from recycled jumpers and synthetic wools, whilst local sisal grass forms the base of each coloured strand. These yarn and sisal bags are then sent to a leading leather workshop nearby in Kenya. Here, buttery-soft cow hide shoulder straps are produced and attached by skilled leatherworkers. We are proud that our basket bags are 100% Kenyan-made, using only locally-available materials and the skills of a very talented labour force. All leather used is a by-product of the food industry.
The sheer skill and creativity it takes to produce one of these oversized handbags is woven through the generations, passed from grandmothers to mothers to daughters. In producing and selling our basket bags, the women of this Kenyan weaving cooperative are empowered to support their families with a reliable additional income – and work that is both fair and flexible.
If you’d like to learn more about the wonderful women behind your basket bag, you can meet the weavers here.
Material: Sisal and Yarn (Synthetic), Leather Straps
Dimensions: 40cmW X 30cmH approx (width is measured at the widest part of the bag)
Strap Length: 29cm approx
Leather used is a by-product of the food industry.
Please note, as this is a handmade product, dimensions & colour may vary from those shown in the photographs.
FAIR TRADE AND HANDMADE IN KENYA