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Handbags & Totes

Sisal, elephant grass, upcycled plastic, leather, raffia, & mudcloth... choose your favorite material in our selection of fair trade handbags and totes! Each bag is handmade by artisans in Africa.

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$64.00

A perfect accessory from home to market to beach and beyond, this shopper handcrafted from thick stalks of elephant grass has soft leather handles for added comfort.

A popular choice for eco-conscious shopping, these indispensable bags stand the test of time, even with daily use. The bags can also be easily cleaned and re-shaped with water.

Measures approximately 16"L x 8"W x 18"T. Slight variations may occur due to the handmade nature of this product.

$64.00

A perfect tote to carry from the market to the beach and beyond, this shopper is handcrafted in Ghana from thick stalks of natural elephant grass, with soft leather handles for added comfort and durability.

A popular choice for eco-conscious shopping, these indispensable bags stand the test of time, even with daily use. Can be rinsed and reshaped with cool water as needed.

Sold individually. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly. Made from natural elephant grass and leather.

Approximate Size: 18"T x 8"W x 16"L

Made in: Ghana

Care: Rinse with cool water and reshape as needed. See our Basket Care and Reshaping page to learn more.

$64.00

This durable tote is handwoven in Ghana using tough elephant grass and features a pumpkin color block design. It features soft leather-wrapped handles for comfort and durability.

The totes are tightly woven, durable and can stand the test of time. 

Measures 16"L x 8"W x 18"T. Due to the handmade nature of this basket, slight variation is expected. [Click to read our Statement on Handmade Variation]

$64.00

A popular choice among green shoppers, errand runners, and picnic planners worldwide, this durable shopper, with braided leather handles, is woven from thick, tough elephant grass by artisans in the Bolgatanga region of Ghana.

Dimensions: 16"L x 8"W x 18"H

Crafted from: Elephant grass, dye, leather

Made in: Ghana

$64.00

A stylish tote for the farmer's market, picnic, or beach, these beautiful and durable shoppers are woven from thick, tough elephant grass by artisans in the Bolgatanga region of Ghana. This roomy tote is accented by stripes of open, lacy weaving, and the handle is covered in soft leather.

Choose from brown leather or undyed natural leather handles.

Sold individually. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly. Made from natural elephant grass and leather.

Approximate Size: 16"T x 7"W x 19"L

Made in: Ghana

Care: Rinse with cool water and reshape as needed. See our Basket Care and Reshaping page to learn more.

$64.00

A popular choice among green shoppers, errand runners, and picnic planners worldwide, this durable shopper, with braided leather handles, is woven from thick, tough elephant grass by artisans in the Bolgatanga region of Ghana.

Dimensions: 16"L x 8"W x 18"H

Crafted from: Elephant grass, dye, leather

Made in: Ghana

$64.00

A popular choice among green shoppers, errand runners and picnic planners worldwide, this durable shopper, with braided leather handles, is woven from thick, tough elephant grass by artisans in the Bolgatanga region of Ghana.

Dimensions: 16"L x 8"W x 18"H

Crafted from: Elephant grass, dye, leather

Made in: Ghana

$34.00

Artisans in Ghana weave these shopping totes from durable elephant grass with taller sides to prevent contents from falling out. The handles are wrapped with soft cow leather for extra comfort and stylish look.

A popular choice for eco-conscious shopping, these indispensable bags stand the test of time, even with daily use. The bags can also be easily cleaned and re-shaped with water.

Measures 9"L x 5"W x 11"T. Slight variations may occur due to the handmade nature of this product.

$68.00

A perfect tote to carry from the market to the beach and beyond, this lace shopper is handcrafted in Ghana from stalks of natural elephant grass, with soft leather handles for durability and comfort. 

In addition to being a popular choice for eco-conscious shopping, the lace weave of this tote makes it a stylish accessory. It can be rinsed with cool water and reshaped as needed.

Measures approximately 18"L x 10"W x 15"T (to top of tote), 24"T (to top of handles). Due to the handmade nature of this tote, slight variations are expected.

$68.00

A perfect tote to carry from the farmer's market to the beach and beyond, this lace shopper is handcrafted in Ghana from stalks of natural elephant grass, with soft leather handles for comfort and durability.

In addition to being a popular choice for eco-conscious shopping, the lace weave of this tote makes it a stylish accessory. Can be rinsed and reshaped with cool water as needed.

Measures approximately 9"W at the base, 18"W across the top and 16"T to top of bag (23-24" to top of handles). Due to the handmade nature of this tote, slight variation is expected. [Click to read our Statement on Handmade Variation]

$44.00

Woven from durable elephant grass in the Bolgatanga region of Ghana, this slim natural tote is tightly woven and can stand up to years of usage while still remaining beautiful.

Measures 15"L x 2.5"W x 11"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur. 

$18.00

This reusable shopper is made in Ghana from discarded water sachets. Each designed to zip into its base when not in use, these totes are both practical and eco-friendly. Perfect for on-the-go, these sustainably crafted, durable totes are a must-have!

Due to the handmade nature of these totes and the use of recycled materials, slight variation is expected.

Dimensions:
Unfolded- 16.5" x 12.5" x 6"
Folded- 8.5" x 6" x 1.5"

About the Artisans:

Trashy Bags Africa is a social enterprise making up-cycled eco-friendly products from discarded drinking water sachets that litter the streets of Accra, Ghana. Started in 2007, the organization has collected and recycled over 30 million plastic sachets since then. Each month nearly 200,000 sachets are collected and brought to Trashy Bags Africa, over forty local people are employed to collect, clean and stitch the sachets into durable, eco-friendly accessories. 


    $20.00

    This reusable shopper is made in Ghana from discarded water sachets. Designed to zip neatly into its base when not in use, these totes are both practical and eco-friendly. This style features a colorful patchwork of fabric forming the base, on display when the bag is folded & zipped.

    Due to the handmade nature of these totes and the use of recycled materials, slight variation is expected. Fabric selection varies.

    Dimensions:
    Unfolded- 16.5" x 12.5" x 6"
    Folded- 8.5" x 6" x 1.5"

    About the Artisans:

    Trashy Bags Africa is a social enterprise making up-cycled eco-friendly products from discarded drinking water sachets that litter the streets of Accra, Ghana. Started in 2007, the organization has collected and recycled over 30 million plastic sachets since then. Each month nearly 200,000 sachets are collected and brought to Trashy Bags Africa, over forty local people are employed to collect, clean and stitch the sachets into durable, eco-friendly accessories. 


      $64.00

      A perfect accessory from home to market to beach and beyond, this shopper handcrafted from thick stalks of elephant grass has soft leather handles for added comfort.

      A popular choice for eco-conscious shopping, these indispensable bags stand the test of time, even with daily use. The bags can also be easily cleaned and re-shaped with water.

      Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

      Dimensions: 16"L x 8"W x 18"H

      Crafted from: Elephant grass, dye, leather

      Made in: Ghana

      $64.00

      The perfect colorful tote to carry from the market to the beach and beyond, this shopper is handcrafted in Ghana from thick stalks of natural elephant grass. The handles are covered with soft leather handles for added comfort and durability.

      A popular choice for eco-conscious shopping, these indispensable bags stand the test of time, even with daily use. Can be rinsed and reshaped with cool water as needed.

      This is a limited edition item; we have 2 identical baskets in stock.

      Approximate Size: 19"H x 18.5"W x 9.5"D

      Made in: Ghana

      Care: Rinse with cool water and reshape as needed. See our Basket Care and Reshaping page to learn more.

      $64.00

      The perfect tote to carry from the market to the beach and beyond, this shopper is handcrafted in Ghana from thick stalks of natural elephant grass. The handles are covered with soft leather handles for added comfort and durability.

      A popular choice for eco-conscious shopping, these indispensable bags stand the test of time, even with daily use. Can be rinsed and reshaped with cool water as needed.

      This is a one-of-a-kind item; you will receive the exact basket shown in the photos.

      Approximate Size: 18.5"H x 19"W x 10.5"D

      Made in: Ghana

      Care: Rinse with cool water and reshape as needed. See our Basket Care and Reshaping page to learn more.

      $64.00

      The perfect colorful tote to carry from the market to the beach and beyond, this shopper is handcrafted in Ghana from thick stalks of natural elephant grass. The handles are covered with soft leather handles for added comfort and durability.

      A popular choice for eco-conscious shopping, these indispensable bags stand the test of time, even with daily use. Can be rinsed and reshaped with cool water as needed.

      This is a one-of-a-kind item; you will receive the exact basket shown in the photos.

      Approximate Size: 18"H x 16"W x 10"D

      Made in: Ghana

      Care: Rinse with cool water and reshape as needed. See our Basket Care and Reshaping page to learn more.

      $64.00

      The perfect colorful tote to carry from the market to the beach and beyond, this shopper is handcrafted in Ghana from thick stalks of natural elephant grass. The handles are covered with soft leather handles for added comfort and durability.

      A popular choice for eco-conscious shopping, these indispensable bags stand the test of time, even with daily use. Can be rinsed and reshaped with cool water as needed.

      This is a one-of-a-kind item; you will receive the exact basket shown in the photos.

      Approximate Size: 20"H x 17"W x 10"D

      Made in: Ghana

      Care: Rinse with cool water and reshape as needed. See our Basket Care and Reshaping page to learn more.

      $64.00

      The perfect colorful tote to carry from the market to the beach and beyond, this shopper is handcrafted in Ghana from thick stalks of natural elephant grass. The handles are covered with soft leather handles for added comfort and durability.

      A popular choice for eco-conscious shopping, these indispensable bags stand the test of time, even with daily use. Can be rinsed and reshaped with cool water as needed.

      This is a one-of-a-kind item; you will receive the exact basket shown in the photos.

      Approximate Size: 20"H x 17"W x 10"D

      Made in: Ghana

      Care: Rinse with cool water and reshape as needed. See our Basket Care and Reshaping page to learn more.

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