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Swahili Sisal Handbag

Item # 39689
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Outlet! Was $18.95!

Rustic chic is the new vogue! A robust weave in a scrumptious shade of chocolate makes this a standout choice to hold your accouterments.

In Ukambani, a semi-arid region in the Eastern Province of Kenya, women earn their living mostly by weaving baskets using sisal as a raw material. Sisal is a natural fiber (Agave Sisalana) that grows wildly in the region. The sisal leaves, which regrow quickly, are plucked, crushed, and twinned using traditional skills. Baskets, handbags, and other accessories are then woven by hand.

  • Sisal fiber & leather
  • Leather & wood toggle clasp
  • 6" H x 12" W (15.25 x 30.5 cm)
  • 26" strap (66 cm)
  • Handmade in and fairly traded from Kenya

Created to help women worldwide gain economic security for themselves and their families by earning fair wages for their handiwork, Global Girlfriend sources women-made, fair-trade imported, eco-friendly products. By supporting long-term partnerships with the artisans, it fosters equal employment opportunities, healthy and safe working conditions, technical assistance, and development strategies to help reduce poverty, one community at a time. Become a "Global Girlfriend" and help build a brighter future for girlfriends around the globe!

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