Blue as a clear Kenyan sky, the stunning FURAHA is hand woven in Kenya’s rural Eastern Region. This spacious shopper bag can be packed with essentials for impromptu overnight stays and is an equally handy everyday handbag with room for groceries.
Our woven shopping bags are produced by a team of 45 women, working as part of a small weaving cooperative. Made from local sisal grass whose stiff leaves are often used for producing rope and twine, the leaves are harvested, rolled and dyed by hand prior to weaving.
Many members of this women’s weaving cooperative are from farming families, largely relying on unpredictable rainfall and an unreliable income – especially during the dry seasons. Basket weaving has become a source of alternative income for these communities, helping families meet their basic living costs more comfortably. Each bag comes with a thank you card from the cooperative that made your bag. Meet the weavers HERE.
Handle Drop: 15cm
Handle Drop: 16cm
FAIR TRADE & HANDMADE IN KENYA