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Fresh Green wool & sisal tote bag

Fresh Green wool & sisal tote bag

£79.95Price

With its lush lido green stripes and a contrasting blue base, KUBWA is a yarn and sisal basket bag that’s the perfect accessory for summer festivals, market trips and the beach. 

 

The Basket Room partners with a network of twelve Kenyan weaving groups - with over thirty weavers in each group – to produce these green and blue striped woven totes. Weaving each basket bag can take up to six days: this is flexible work that fits in around domestic work, childcare and farming. Finished baskets are then sent to a Nairobi leather workshop where cow hide shoulder straps are produced and attached by skilled leatherworkers. 

 

Basket weaving is a skill passed from grandmothers to mothers to daughters all over Africa, and what was once a pastime is now a profitable craft for many skilled women. Your purchases keep hundreds of weavers in this group busy, and able to support their families more sustainably throughout the year. 

 

Material:  SISAL & LEATHER HANDLES

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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