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Handcrafted from Sisal

Weaving each basket bag can take up to six days depending on the speed of each individual weaver.  Weaving is done in between other domestic chores like childcare, cooking or farming.

These sisal bags are then sent to a local tannery where cow hide shoulder straps are produced and attached by skilled leatherworkers. The leather used is a by-product of the food industry, otherwise destined for landfill.


Basket weaving is a skill  passed from through generations from grandmothers to mothers to daughters. In producing and selling our basket bags, the women of the Mugarura cooperative are empowered to support their families with this reliable additional income – and work that is fair, creative and flexible.


Want to know more about the womens basket weaving group? click here 






KATALE; Beige woven storage/planter/shopper basket with long leather straps

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