Designed exclusively by us at The Basket Room and brand new for 2020, the MWEPESI colour block basket bag is a divine medley of mango yellow and grey – a bold colourway that transcends the seasons. This vibrant basket bag is 100% vegan and totally plastic-free: a strong ethical choice.
These very special basket bags 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.
Backing all the values of fair trade, 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.
FAIR TRADE & HANDMADE IN KENYA