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$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.

$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.

$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 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.

    $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

      A popular choice among green shoppers, busy mothers 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 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 popular choice among green shoppers, busy mothers 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

      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

      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!

      $10.00

      Hand woven elephant grass baskets from the Bolgatanga region of Ghana can be found at farmer's markets around the world.

      These miniature Bolga baskets offer a truly sweet way to offer small gifts, or to store small items on the tabletop. Due to the handcrafted nature of these baskets, slight variation may occur.

      Dimensions: 3.5-4"L x 2.5-4"W x 4-4.5"H (size will vary)

      Crafted from: Elephant grass, dye

      Made in: Ghana

      $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]

      $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 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]

      $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

      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!

      $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.

      $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!

      $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

      This gorgeous checkerboard basket is crafted in Bolgatanga, Ghana, by weavers who apply their skill, turning stiff stalks of elephant grass into these beautiful works of functional art.

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

      NOTE: In response to requests for bolga baskets with less leather, we now offer many baskets without goatskin-wrapped handles! This basket is reinforced with a small amount of leather at each end of the handle, and the rest of the handle is natural grass. Grass handled baskets like this one are best used for display or decor. Please consider reinforcing the handle if you choose to use it for heavy carrying.

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