We have been privileged to collaborate with Jigsaw, together producing a beautiful range of 100% Kenyan clutch bags and basket bags, hand woven by a weaving cooperative in Kenya. Our pink handwoven clutch is the perfect accessory for weddings, balmy summers evenings out and holidays, boasting hot pink stripes against a natural sisal grass base and a buttery-soft leather front flap.
The meticulous art of basket weaving is fitted in around household chores and farming duties: this is fair and flexible work which enables cooperative weavers to supplement their family income without compromising their other responsibilities. Each hand-woven clutch bag therefore takes around three days to complete, so in all likelihood your clutch bag has travelled with its weaver from the river to draw water, to the shops and even to Church before making its way to you. Leather work is completed locally at a leading tannery whose aim is to promote locally sourced materials and to champion the art of leatherwork in Kenya.
When you buy a woven basket from The Basket Room you’re not only supporting fair trade, you also join our thousands of patrons all over the world in paving the way for a more ethical working world, empowering women with additional family income and flexible, dignified working conditions.
Each bag comes with a thank you card from the cooperative who made your bag. Meet the weavers HERE.
Material: SISAL & LEATHER
Dimensions: W30cm x H19cm
Leather used is a by-product of the food industry
FAIR TRADE & HANDMADE IN KENYA