Fair Trade bag with large pocket for e.g. mobile. The pocket closes with Velcro (the button of polished coconut shell is there for aesthetic reason). Cotton textile with drawstring to close the bag. Double sewn leather handles with extra length to carry on the shoulder. Genuine handicraft of locally sourced environmentally friendly materials.
The bag has inside of plaited reeds. The material gives shape and elastic, flexible firmness, good durability. The bag has outside of sundried, handwoven raffia palm leaves. Before weaving, the palmleaves are split lengthwise and tied together. The weaving gives important economic income to women in isolated rural areas. The dyes used complies with environmental and health demands. The leather for handles and trimmings has been tanned with mimosa and is free from chrome. The button of polished coconut shell – is a little bit of waste that in the hands of a skilled artisan has become beautiful.
Remains to add yet a practical detail of the bag: A sturdy inside pocket fixed at the inner topline on the bag, protected under the cotton textile drawstring close. The bag is available in three sizes: Art nr 241010: Height=33cm, Art nr 241011: H=29cm, Art nr 241012: H=24cm Colours: Olive green, jeans blue Click here to find these and other bags in the assortment.
1995-2015: La Maison Afrique FAIR TRADE celebrates 20 years of: Arts & Crafts from Madagascar with respect for environment, people and traditions. FAIR TRADE - by presenting extra many new bags and hats in the assortment. See bags and hats in La Maison Afrique FAIR TRADE stand B09:41 at Formex, Stockholm international fairs 19-22 August 2015 or on the website, there also craft methods, artisans and materials are presented.