Inspired by the colors of nature and our people, the island colors are inspired by our brothers and sisters in the islands that have kept the history, culture and fashion of the motherland alive. This round bag tells a story of history and is handwoven by artisans in Kenya. Stylish yet roomy, round, crossbody bag, made from native African sisal plant fibers, can act as a great everyday bag. Perfect for all daily essentials. It has a rich, textural, rustic feel that is elegant and comfortable. (See details below)
Durable, washable, organic plant-based fiber that is sustainably harvested from the agave plant. It is eco-friendly, bio-degradable and earth conscious.
- Twin top zipper closure.
- leather sides.
- Adjustable crossbody leather strap.
- Soft cloth lining.
- Top zipper length – 12 inches
- Twin zipper opening – 2 inches
- Diameter of the round sides – 10 inches
- Length of the leather sides – 3.25 inches
- Strap length – Adjustable
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 woman, 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 partner with the women to give them an income and a platform to share their creations.
We re-invest the revenue into various 501c3 non-profit empowerment programs. 10% revenue goes to menstrual kits. 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.