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Handwoven African Tote

Handwoven African Tote

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SKU: SKU: SK-42964

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Working with Fair Trade certified organizations is an important part of what we do. This product is made by artisans that are fairly compensated for their skilled work, and helps provide a living wage as well as safe work conditions.
Each piece is made by hand, ensuring high quality and attention to detail. By purchasing handmade products, you support the maker, keep their skills alive, and get to enjoy one-of-a-kind items that aren't mass-produced!

The Congo Woven Carry-All is handmade from naturally-dried grasses in the Congo. Handwoven by village artisans, each bag provides a vital step to restoring the artisans' livelihood. The earthy colors are hand-dyed into the grass fibers using all-natural local vegetable dyes. Light and flexible yet extremely durable, these totes can carry everything from your groceries to your workout gear.

Since 1994, the Congo (Democratic Republic of Congo) has been wrought by ethnic strife and civil war. On July 30, 2007, a report by Yakin Erturk, special rapporteur for the United Nations Human Rights Council on violence against women, found extreme sexual violence against women is pervasive in the DRC, with local authorities doing little to stop it or prosecute those responsible. It is essential to bring sustainable economic opportunities to artisans in the Congo in order to help rebuild their lives and bring hope for their futures.

 Each tote is handmade and unique, patterns and size will vary

  • Dried grass
  • Braided handles
  • Open design
  • Handmade in & fairly traded from the Democratic Republic of Congo

 Each tote is handmade and unique, patterns and size will vary

Approximately 18" H x 13.5" W x 3.5" D

Spot clean when needed

Supplier Information

By shopping the Global Girlfriend collection, you are making a difference in women’s lives across the globe. Global Girlfriend is focused on striving for gender equality and empowerment, and the importance of women providing for themselves and their families. By supporting jobs that guarantee fair wages by fair trade, women are able to proudly contribute to their families, encouraging their communities to flourish.

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This product is only available to ship within the United States. Expedited shipping options are available.

Returns

If you are not 100% satisfied with this product, you may return it for exchange or refund within 90 days of purchase, subject to some restrictions. Please review our full Returns & Exchanges information.

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Robin v.A.
Very nice totes

Beautiful tote bag! I bought 2, and am deeply impressed by the skill and beauty of the different patterns. To say nothing of the eco friendly, traditional skill supporting aspect of these incredible totes. I look at them, smell the grass, and think about the lives of the artisans. Where they live, the grasses they cut, the ancient skill of grass weaving. Im truly transported by this product. Thank you, I will be buying more!