SAWA SAWA Boldly Endure Handmade Sisal Beach Bag
Inspired by the colors of nature, red stands for the bold and brave. Black for suffering and endurance. White for peace and wholesome. Handwoven by artisans in Kenya. The large basket totes are handcrafted from nature using sisal fiber from the agave plant and dyed using natural dyes. They can be used as beach bags, pool bags, gym bags, market baskets, storage, planters, home décor, organizers and more. Our founders are both mothers and use them to tote around their children’s supplies and needs for activities.
Balance Point Vegan Handmade Sisal Market Tote Bag
Our Market Tote Basket is crafted from colorful woven sisal fiber and accented with a wrapped leather handle and a top leather seam. This structured, organic, natural basket has a spacious interior. It is a perfect fashion accessory that totes all your daily needs. Place its leather handle in the crook of the elbow for easy wear.
Size: H 14 inches, Top L 22 inches, Bottom diameter 14 inches.
Woven organic, natural, sisal fiber
Leather wrapped handle
Drawstring button closure
Handcrafted in Kenya
Empowering Women and Girls.
Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, is a significant holiday that commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the United States. On June 19, 1865, Union General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas, and proclaimed the freedom of all slaves, marking the end of slavery in the last Confederate state. Today, Juneteenth is celebrated as a day of reflection, education, and empowerment. In the spirit of this important occasion, let us introduce SAWA SAWA, a remarkable black female-founded organization dedicated to empowering women in Kenya.
Empowering Women in Kenya:
SAWA SAWA, meaning “it will be okay” in Swahili, is a nonprofit organization founded by passionate black women committed to creating positive change in the lives of women in Kenya. Their mission is to empower women by providing sustainable economic opportunities, skills training, and access to education.
SAWA SAWA recognizes that empowering women is essential for the development of communities and the overall progress of society. By focusing on women’s empowerment, they aim to break the cycle of poverty and create a more equitable future.
The organization works directly with local artisans in Kenya, helping them develop their skills and create beautiful handmade products, particularly natural and organic baskets. Through SAWA SAWA, these artisans gain access to global markets and fair-trade opportunities, allowing them to earn a sustainable income to support themselves and their families.
SAWA SAWA has made a profound impact on the lives of countless women in Kenya. By providing access to education and vocational training, they equip women with the necessary tools to thrive both economically and socially. Through their programs, women gain valuable skills, such as basket weaving, that enable them to become self-reliant entrepreneurs.
By supporting SAWA SAWA, you contribute to the empowerment of these women and their communities. Every purchase directly supports the artisans, ensuring fair wages and better livelihoods. Furthermore, the organization reinvests a portion of its profits into community development projects, including education, healthcare, and infrastructure.
Celebrate Juneteenth with SAWA SAWA:
In celebration of Juneteenth, SAWA SAWA is offering a special promotion. Two of their exquisite baskets are available for purchase at a remarkable 50% off. These handcrafted baskets are not only beautiful but also carry the powerful stories and traditions of the talented Kenyan artisans.
Additionally, SAWA SAWA is providing a 25% off site-wide discount with the code “Juneteenth.” This generous offer allows supporters to engage with the cause, spreading awareness and promoting the organization’s mission.
Expanding Horizons: Whole Foods Market:
We encourage you to reach out to your local Whole Foods Market and introduce them to the remarkable work of SAWA SAWA. By highlighting the organization’s commitment to natural, organic baskets and their impact on empowering women, you can help SAWA SAWA gain greater visibility and access to new markets. Whole Foods Market’s dedication to promoting sustainable and socially responsible products aligns perfectly with SAWA SAWA’s mission.
Gratitude and Call to Action:
We extend our heartfelt thanks to the artisans who have allowed SAWA SAWA into their lives and shared their remarkable skills with the world. We also express our gratitude to the boutiques and stores that carry the SAWA SAWA brand, as well as the individuals who have supported the organization through their purchases, donations, and spreading the word.