Inspired by the colors of life, this yin yen balance bag tells a story and is handwoven by artisans in Kenya. This sturdy yet roomy crossbody bag, made from native African sisal plant fibers, can act as a great everyday laptop carrier or weekend activity bag. It has a rich, textural, rustic feel that is elegant and comfortable. White in African culture stands for purity, peace and the sublime moments. Black stands for human suffering, sadness, loss and the hard times. Together they create a beautiful equilibrium. (See details below)
Colors and patterns may vary slightly. Each handmade piece is unique.
Durable, washable, organic plant based fiber that is sustainable harvested from the agave plant. It is eco-friendly, bio-degradable and earth conscious.
- A zipper closure.
- A leather flap closure.
- An adjustable crossbody leather strap
- Soft cloth lining with an inner pocket.
1. Top zipper length: 14 inches
2. Flap: 7 inches
3. Height: 10 inches
4. Bag Bottom Diameter: 8 inches
5. Strap Length: Adjustable
6. Weight 1 lb. 7oz
The sisal fiber is sustainably harvested from the leaves of the agave plant. It is rich with fiber. The fiber is dried and dyed with locally sourced natural dye either from plants, tree bark, flowers or soil. The entire process is done by hand.
Ethical fashion is the awareness of the people and the process of making our accessories. It is fashion that is morally right for the people that create, the environment they are in and fair compensation of their effort. This bag is handmade by women in their community using ancient weaving craftsmanship.
ABOUT SAWA SAWA
We are a black women, sustainable, non-profit fashion brand. Co-founded by Anne and Catherine. Our mission is to empower artisan women in Kenya by harnessing their ancient skills in weaving, beading, art and more to provide a sustainable dignified income. We buy from the women to give them an income and a platform to share their skills.
We re-invest the revenue into various 501c3 non-profit empowerment programs especially menstrual kits for girls in school. Girls miss a week of school every month. By providing reproductive health education and menstrual hygiene kits girls can stay in school, have a consistent education and dignity during their period.
Every sale empowers a woman and a girl in Kenya.