NDEVU: Small Natural Fringed Basket Bag
The exquisite NDEVU vegan basket bag sports a stylish fringe detail, having been handwoven using locally-sourced sisal fibres. We have two colour options to choose from, a lighter two tone sisal or a gorgeous one tone sisal mini tote, both natural and undyed - it's a hard choice! With its beautiful, twisted sisal handles and no leather labelling, this is a plastic and leather-free creation in all its undyed beauty – the ultimate ethical choice.
These woven basket bags are produced 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: W32cm x H23cm approx (width is measured at the widest part of the bag)
Strap Length: 13cm approx
Please note, as this is a handmade product, dimensions & colour may vary from those shown in the photographs. Please refer to photos for two colour options.
FAIR TRADE & HANDMADE IN KENYA
The weavers are our life force - the sheer spirit of THE BASKET ROOM and the raw talent behind every fair trade basket we sell. Every woven basket has been worked on exclusively by one weaver, and each basket is their very own work of art before it becomes yours. Woven meticulously over a number of days, your basket has accompanied its creator on their daily errands from home to field to farm, enabling the weavers to earn a precious second income without having to give up their other jobs and responsibilities.
We’ve searched far and wide to partner up with the most remarkable artisans and networks of weaving cooperatives in Africa. We’re proud and privileged to regularly spend time with them all - getting to know the people, the raw materials and the harvesting, dyeing and weaving processes, first-hand.
The weavers take centre stage. These are their stories. Listen and share.
Where Are The Baskets Made?