A vibrant handwoven straw bag that makes you feel as good as you look! This beachy tote is perfect for summer, plus it is handwoven in Madagascar by a team of 400 artisans that work with renewable, sustainable and biodegradable natural fibers. Everything is handcrafted, from the splitting of leaves into thread-like balls of yarn, to natural dying of the pieces, to the weaving using a 100-year old technique. Each piece is crafted with love and care, with well-earned pride in the handiwork. Purchasing these summery totes supports fair trade and fair wages practices that help sustain families, communities & artisan traditions. Each artist is proudly paid fair wages to continue the tradition of artisanal handmade products. Wonderful for gift-giving as each arrives with a descriptive tag describing the background of these unique totes.
This is a structured tote bag that stands on its own. Measures 17 x 13 x 9. Handles and binding are leather. Features a sewn-in drawstring cloth closure. Every piece is unique, due to the nature of handcrafted items, with slight variances.