Inspired by the colors of the earth and life, this bag tells a story and is handwoven by artisans in Kenya. Yellow stands for growth and germination into the new. This sturdy yet roomy tote bag, made from native African sisal plant fibers and leather, can act as a great everyday laptop carrier or weekend activity bag. It has a rich, textural, rustic feel that is elegant and comfortable. Brown stands for the earth and its gift of food that sustains life. It reminds us of our duty to take care of it (See details below)
Ethically made, durable, washable, organic plant-based fiber that is sustainably 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: 12 inches
2. Flap: 7 inches
3. Height: 10 inches
4. Bag Bottom Diameter: 8 inches
5. Strap Length: Adjustable
6. Weight 1 lb.
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 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.