Raffia East-West Tote | The Little Market
Raffia East-West Tote | The Little Market
Raffia East-West Tote | The Little Market
Raffia East-West Tote | The Little Market
Raffia East-West Tote | The Little Market

Raffia East-West Tote

$ 118.00

HANDMADE IN MADAGASCAR

Wearable for any occasion, the east west tote is a stylish everyday essential that’s made to last, love, and carry everywhere. With a sturdy structure, twisted straps, convenient interior pockets, and a cotton lining, this raffia handbag is intricately crafted by artisans from the inside out. It’ll stand up straight when you set it down while still feeling comfortable on your shoulder.

Every purchase supports artisans in Madagascar as they attain a sustainable income and skill development opportunities. The artisans, who are primarily women, practice generations-old weaving and crocheting techniques with eco-conscious materials. Prior to crafting baskets and bags, most of the artisans lived below the poverty line and earned less than a dollar per day.

East West Tote | Raffia Purse | The Little Market

DETAILS

  • Basket: Approximately: 17" W x 13" H
  • Bottom Depth: 6.5", Top Depth: 5"
  • Handle Drop: Approximately 8"
  • As with all handmade items, variations will occur.

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

  • Wipe clean with damp cloth.

MATERIALS

  • Raffia, cotton lining

HANDMADE DISCLAIMER

  • We guarantee the quality and individuality of all of our handmade, fair trade products and conduct thorough quality checks.
  • As with all handmade and small-batch items, no two pieces are exactly the same.
  • Variations in size, color, and design will naturally occur.
  • If you purchase two or more of the same items, you might notice variations. Our Fulfillment Team members do their best to make sure the items are as similar as can be.
  • We hold our handmade products in the highest esteem, and we hope that you enjoy and celebrate these variations as much as we do.
  • Learn more about our products here.
MEET THE ARTISAN
RAZAFINDRABE COLLECTIONS
Located in: Madagascar
Social enterprise Razafindrabe Collections works with artisans in Madagascar, the majority of whom are women. Most of these women have multiple children and have not previously had access to a formal education. Through their work, they have access to a sustainable income and skill development opportunities. The artisans practice intricate weaving techniques using eco-conscious materials including raffia and aravola. With a commitment to the community at-large, Razafindrabe Collections also supports the local primary school with basic supplies and donates 10 percent of its profits to the lunch program.
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Located in: Madagascar
Handwoven with natural grasses
Handwoven with natural grasses
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