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Sunny Yellow wool & sisal tote bag

Sunny Yellow wool & sisal tote bag


With its cheerful of stripes of yellow pop and its contrasting lavender base, CHOMBO is a basket bag of ice cream dreams. Perfect for taking to work and the gym, the market, summer festivals or the beach, this pastel-coloured tote was woven by a member of a family-run weaving group in the Eastern Region of Kenya.


The Basket Room partners with a network of twelve Kenyan weaving groups - with over thirty weavers in each group – to produce these colourful woven totes. Weaving each basket bag can take up to six days: this is work that fits in conveniently with weavers’ other domestic chores, childcare and farming. These yarn and sisal bags are then sent to a Nairobi-based leather workshop that we work closely with, where cow hide shoulder straps are produced and attached by skilled leatherworkers. 


Basket weaving is a craft that connects generations in Kenya, passed from grandmothers to mothers to daughters all over the country. In producing these woven totes, the women in this craft group are empowered to support their families with a reliable additional income – and work that is fair, creative, sociable and flexible.



Dimensions: 35cm W X 30cm H approx (width is measured at the widest part of the bag)

Strap Length: 29cm approx"

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