MWANZO: Orange and Pink Colour Block Shopper
This is a leather and plastic-free zone! New for 2020 and designed exclusively by The Basket Room, the MWANZO colour block basket bag is 100% Kenyan and totally vegan. We’ve swapped out cowhide leather straps for pure, twisted sisal ones, making this woven shopper an ultimately ethical choice.
These baskets are handwoven by a small collective of female weavers living near the Masinga Dam in Kenya – one of seven dams on the River Tana. Their chairlady started managing basket production in 1993, and today she leads several groups with specific production roles from twisting to dyeing and weaving sisal fibres.
Our work with weaving cooperatives empowers women to support their families with a flexible income in the dry seasons, where subsistence farming often fails to meet the needs of the family. When you take home one of our woven baskets you actively support these weavers and their families, supporting our commitment to dignified working conditions. You can see the weavers who produce these baskets HERE.
Dimensions: W45cm x H30cm approx (width is measured at the widest part of the bag)
Strap Length: 27cm approx
Please note, as this is a handmade product, dimensions & colour may vary from those shown in the photographs.
HANDMADE IN KENYA
It’s great for taking to the pool as it ‘sits’ on its own without toppling over. Only reason I downed the stars - it’s a little ‘rougher’ weave than I was expecting. But happy with the finish and quality
The Basket Room
Thank you for your review, we really appreciate it!