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$28.00

A smaller version of our beautiful and durable Bolga baskets, this popular basket style is handwoven from thick, tough elephant grass and will stand up to use and remain functional and beautiful for years.

This small size is wonderful small storage, and it's perfect for children's hands. Add a stuffed animal for a wonderful fair trade gift for a child!

This natural basket features a leather-wrapped handle in a rich red-brown.

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

Approximate Size: 8"D x 8"T

Made in: Ghana

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

$60.00

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.

$68.00

These natural grass baskets are tightly woven by expert weavers in Ghana and feature black leather wrapped handles for durability and comfort. 

A popular choice for eco-conscious shopping, these indispensable baskets stand the test of time, even with daily use. The basket can also be rinsed with water and re-shaped, as needed.

Measures 15"D x 15"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, some variation is expected. Your basket may also need some shaping after shipment; see our Basket Shaping Instructions.

$68.00

This stunning Bolga basket with a deep-blue ink and natural geometric pattern is tightly handwoven by talented weavers in Bolgatanga, Ghana, turning stiff stalks of elephant grass into works of functional art. 

A popular choice for eco-conscious shopping, these indispensable market baskets stand the test of time, even with daily use. The baskets can also be rinsed with cool water and re-shaped, as needed.

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

Dimensions: 15"L x 15"W x 15"H

Crafted from: Elephant grass, dye, leather

Made in: Ghana

$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. 


    $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. 


      $64.00

      This classic white tote, handwoven in Kenya from durable sisal, is roomy and sustainable for carrying whatever you need! Sisal is a tough, natural fiber extracted from the agave plant, prized for its sustainability. Sisal baskets and totes can easily be reshaped when needed; simply dampen with cool water, reshape, and dry in outside or in front of a fan.

      Measures 16"D x 16.5"T. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

      About the Artisans:

      In the rural Kenyan countryside around the city of Kitui, women specialize in weaving the tough fibers of the agave sisalana plant. Sisal's spiky leaf clusters erupt from a dry landscape and often requires long journeys to gather. Once woven, these womens' totes are sold to local and international markets. Singing, dancing, and chatting make weaving for export an enjoyable social event!

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      $60.00

      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.

      $68.00

      These beautifully crafted natural baskets are woven by expert weavers in Ghana and feature light brown soft leather wrapped handles for comfort. Great for farmers markets, gardening, shopping, or for easy storage in the home.

      A popular choice for eco-conscious shopping, these indispensable baskets 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: 15"D x 15"T

      Made in: Ghana

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

      $60.00

      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

      $68.00

      These natural grass baskets are tightly woven by expert weavers from the Bolgatanga region in Ghana. To create these brilliant rainbow baskets, artisans dye strands of elephant grass in an array of colors before weaving. 

      A popular choice for eco-conscious shopping, these indispensable baskets stand the test of time, even with daily use. The basket can also be rinsed with water and re-shaped, as needed.

      Measures 15"D x 15"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, some variation is expected. 

      $60.00

      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.

      $60.00

      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

      $68.00

      These natural grass baskets are expertly woven by skilled weavers from the Bolgatanga region in Ghana. To create the brilliant rainbow weave, artisans dye strands of elephant grass in an array of colors before weaving. 

      The basket can be rinsed with cool water and re-shaped, as needed. Measures approximately 15"D x 15"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur. 

      $38.00

      Talented basket weavers in Ghana's northern region weave this beautiful accessory from thick, tough elephant grass. Featuring a soft leather braided strap that secures the sliding lid, this purse is sure to become a staple accessory. 

      Due to the handmade nature of this item, size and shape may vary slightly.

      Dimensions:
      Basket: 7"L x 7"W x 7"H
      Handle: 22" drop

      Crafted from: Elephant grass, leather

      Made in: Ghana

      $88.00

      Artisans in the Bolgatanga region of Ghana weave these beautiful oval picnic baskets from thick and tough natural elephant grass. A popular choice among green shoppers, errand runners and picnic planners worldwide, Bolga baskets stand up to use and abuse and remain functional and beautiful for years.

      Dimensions: 23"L x 14.5"W x 20"H

      Crafted from: Elephant grass, leather

      Made in: Ghana

      Care: Bolga baskets can be rinsed and reshaped as needed. Visit our Care & Shaping instructions to learn more.

      $64.00

      These classic totes are woven from long strips of fiber extracted from the sisal plant, in alternating rows of petal pink and natural white. Simple woven sisal handles make this a 100% sustainable accessory.

      Sold singly. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

      Dimension: 12"D x 12"W x 10"H (14" from handles to base)

      Crafted from: Sisal

      Made in: Kenya


      About the Artisans:

      In the rural Kenyan countryside around the city of Kitui, women specialize in weaving the tough fibers of the agave sisalana plant. Sisal's spiky leaf clusters erupt from a dry landscape and often requires long journeys to gather. Once woven, these womens' totes are sold to local and international markets. Singing, dancing, and chatting make weaving for export an enjoyable social event!

      $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

      Durable and roomy, this handwoven sisal tote will allow you to carry all kinds of gear! Sustainable and fair trade, the perfect staple for your wardrobe.

      Measures 16"D x 16.5"T. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

      About the Artisans:

      In the rural Kenyan countryside around the city of Kitui, women specialize in weaving the tough fibers of the agave sisalana plant. Sisal's spiky leaf clusters erupt from a dry landscape and often requires long journeys to gather. Once woven, these womens' totes are sold to local and international markets. Singing, dancing, and chatting make weaving for export an enjoyable social event!

      [back_in_stock]30[/back_in_stock]

      $28.00

      These natural grass baskets are expertly woven by skilled weavers from the Bolgatanga region in Ghana. To create the brilliant rainbow weave, artisans dye strands of elephant grass in an array of colors before weaving. 

      The basket can be rinsed with cool water and re-shaped, as needed. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur. 

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

      Crafted from: Elephant grass, dye, leather

      Made in: Ghana

      $44.00

      Artisans in the Bolgatanga region of Ghana weave this colorful checkered tote from thick, tough elephant grass that has been dyed a vibrant strawberry red. Bolga baskets can be easily wet down and reshaped, and can be used and enjoyed for years on end.

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

      Dimensions: 10"L x 5.5"W x 9"H (15" including handles)

      Crafted from: Elephant grass

      Made in: Ghana

      Care: Bolga baskets can be rinsed and reshaped as needed. Visit our Care & Shaping instructions to learn more.

      $60.00

      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: 20.5"H x 19"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.

      $60.00

      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.

      $60.00

      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

      These classic totes are woven from long strips of fiber extracted from the sisal plant, in alternating rows of sky blue and natural white. Simple woven sisal handles make this a 100% sustainable accessory.

      Sold singly. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

      Dimension: 12"D x 12"W x 10"H (14" from handles to base)

      Crafted from: Sisal

      Made in: Kenya


      About the Artisans:

      In the rural Kenyan countryside around the city of Kitui, women specialize in weaving the tough fibers of the agave sisalana plant. Sisal's spiky leaf clusters erupt from a dry landscape and often requires long journeys to gather. Once woven, these womens' totes are sold to local and international markets. Singing, dancing, and chatting make weaving for export an enjoyable social event!

      $88.00

      Rural Kamba women in Kenya hand weave these open top handbags from tough sisal fibers and attach leather handles. Stylish and durable, the perfect addition to any wardrobe!

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

      Dimensions: 12"L x 12"W x 12"H (to top of bag), 18"H (to top of handles)

      Crafted from: Sisal, dye, leather

      Made in: Kenya

      About the Artisans:

      In the rural Kenyan countryside around the city of Kitui, women specialize in weaving the tough fibers of the agave sisalana plant. Sisal's spiky leaf clusters erupt from a dry landscape and often requires long journeys to gather. Once woven, these womens' totes are sold to local and international markets. Singing, dancing, and chatting make weaving for export an enjoyable social event!

      $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

      When the baby Bolga is too small and the classic Bolga is too big, we have something just right: the midsize Bolga basket! This basket features a classic sawtooth weave pattern, in a beautiful mix of aqua, pink, light green, and deep blue. The baskets in this edition are similar but not identical; please see photos for examples.

      Measures approximately 12"D x 12"T. Due to the handmade nature of this basket, some variations in color, pattern placement, and size are expected. [Click to read our Statement on Handmade Variation]

      $28.00

      A smaller version of our beautiful and durable Bolga baskets, this popular basket style is handwoven from thick, tough elephant grass. Each basket features a swing handle wrapped with leather for durability and comfort. This small size is wonderful small storage, and it's perfect for children's hands.

      This natural basket features a leather-wrapped handle in a rich red-brown.

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

      Dimensions: 10"L x 10"W x 5"H (15" with Handle)

      Crafted from: Elephant grass, leather

      Made in: Ghana

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

      $88.00

      With leather-wrapped handles and spacious oval shape, you'll love this oval basket for picnics, the farmer's market, and beyond.

      Artisans in the Bolgatanga region of Ghana weave these beautiful oval picnic baskets from thick and tough natural and dyed elephant grass. A popular choice among green shoppers, errand runners and picnic planners worldwide, Bolga baskets stand up to use and abuse and remain functional and beautiful for years.

      This basket is "limited edition"; we have 2 nearly-identical baskets available.

      Dimensions: 23"L x 14.5"W x 20"H

      Crafted from: Elephant grass, leather

      Made in: Ghana

      Care: Bolga baskets can be rinsed and reshaped as needed. Visit our Care & Shaping instructions to learn more.

      $44.00

      Artisans in the Bolgatanga region of Ghana weave this colorful checkered tote from thick, tough elephant grass that has been dyed a vibrant strawberry red. Bolga baskets can be easily wet down and reshaped, and can be used and enjoyed for years on end.

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

      Dimensions: 10"L x 5.5"W x 9"H (15" including handles)

      Crafted from: Elephant grass

      Made in: Ghana

      Care: Bolga baskets can be rinsed and reshaped as needed. Visit our Care & Shaping instructions to learn more.

      $44.00

      Artisans in the Bolgatanga region of Ghana weave this colorful tote from thick, tough elephant grass that has been dyed cool shades of light green, aqua, and teal. Bolga baskets can be easily wet down and reshaped, and can be used and enjoyed for years on end.

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

      Dimensions: 11"L x 6.5"W x 9"H (15" including handles)

      Crafted from: Elephant grass

      Made in: Ghana

      Care: Bolga baskets can be rinsed and reshaped as needed. Visit our Care & Shaping instructions to learn more.

      $44.00

      Artisans in the Bolgatanga region of Ghana weave this colorful tote from thick, tough elephant grass that has been dyed warm shades or red, pink, and orange. Bolga baskets can be easily wet down and reshaped, and can be used and enjoyed for years on end.

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

      Dimensions: 11"L x 6.5"W x 9"H (15" including handles)

      Crafted from: Elephant grass

      Made in: Ghana

      Care: Bolga baskets can be rinsed and reshaped as needed. Visit our Care & Shaping instructions to learn more.

      $60.00

      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.

      $60.00

      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.

      $60.00

      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

      These classic totes are woven from long strips of fiber extracted from the sisal plant, in alternating rows of leaf green and natural white. Simple woven sisal handles make this a 100% sustainable accessory.

      Sold singly. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

      Dimension: 12"D x 12"W x 10"H (14" from handles to base)

      Crafted from: Sisal

      Made in: Kenya


      About the Artisans:

      In the rural Kenyan countryside around the city of Kitui, women specialize in weaving the tough fibers of the agave sisalana plant. Sisal's spiky leaf clusters erupt from a dry landscape and often requires long journeys to gather. Once woven, these womens' totes are sold to local and international markets. Singing, dancing, and chatting make weaving for export an enjoyable social event!

      $88.00

      Rural Kamba women in Kenya hand weave these open top handbags from tough sisal fibers and attach leather handles. Stylish and durable, the perfect addition to any wardrobe!

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

      Dimensions: 12"L x 12"W x 12"H (to top of bag), 18"H (to top of handles)

      Crafted from: Sisal, dye, leather

      Made in: Kenya

      About the Artisans:

      In the rural Kenyan countryside around the city of Kitui, women specialize in weaving the tough fibers of the agave sisalana plant. Sisal's spiky leaf clusters erupt from a dry landscape and often requires long journeys to gather. Once woven, these womens' totes are sold to local and international markets. Singing, dancing, and chatting make weaving for export an enjoyable social event!

      $60.00

      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

      $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 and finished with leather handles. In addition to being a popular choice for eco-conscious shopping, the lace weave of this tote makes it a stylish accessory.

      Sold individually. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly. Made from 100% natural elephant grass.

      Approximate Size: 16"L x 9"W x 10"H (to top of tote), 15"H (to top of handles)

      Made in: Ghana

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

      $44.00 $88.00

      Rural Kamba women in Kenya hand weave these open top handbags from tough sisal fibers and soft wool and attach leather handles. Stylish and durable, the perfect addition to any wardrobe!

      Measures 14"T x 14"W at the base, and 20-22"W across the top. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation may occur.

      About the Artisans:

      In the rural Kenyan countryside around the city of Kitui, women specialize in weaving the tough fibers of the agave sisalana plant. Sisal's spiky leaf clusters erupt from a dry landscape and often requires long journeys to gather. Once woven, these womens' totes are sold to local and international markets. Singing, dancing, and chatting make weaving for export an enjoyable social event!

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