Swahili African Modern

Aqua Pinstripe Tote Bag

$96
Fair trade
Fair Trade
Heritage
Heritage
Sustainable
Sustainable
Vegan
Vegan
Women Owned
Women Owned

• Handwoven from elephant grass
• 20"L x 8"W x 12"T
• Crafted in Ghana

These handcrafted baskets may vary slightly as compared to the the photos, as each set is unique.

Artisans in the Bolgatanga region of Ghana weave this straightforward tote from thick, tough elephant grass. The tote is adorned with slender dyed aqua blue pinstripes and an all-natural grass handle. Perfect for a trip to the farmer's market or a day at the beach. 

Swahili African Modern showcases the brilliance of modern African design through an exquisite collection of artisan-crafted home decor. All Swahili African Modern’s baskets and hampers are hand-woven by the Wolof women of Senegal who are traditional, artisan basket weavers. Each basket and hamper is made with natural cattails and reeds, accented by colorful strips of plastic from used prayer mats.

Swahili African Modern’s women artisans weave baskets from the comfort of their villages and are paid well above the living wage. Through the creation of these heritage products, Swahili African Modern helps the Wolof women find a more secure market for their handmade baskets and build greater prosperity in the region. As a result, women have become the primary source of income for their families and communities. Since Swahili African Modern began working in Senegal in 2008 they’ve helped the Wolof women sell thousands of their baskets to stores and individuals around the world. Swahili African Modern is fair trade certified by Fair Trade Federation.

15-day hassle-free returns for U.S. customers
Returns for store credit or your first exchange per eligible full price item* are always free. We are happy to provide you with one free return shipping label. Returns for refund and subsequent exchange orders are subject to a $6 per item shipping fee. You must initiate your return/exchange within 15 days of receiving your order. Discounted and sale items up to 40% off are eligible for exchange or store credit within 15 days of delivery.

All returns and exchanges must be unworn, unwashed, unused, and in original condition with tags to be eligible for return. Refunds or exchanges will not be issued for returned items that have been used or show signs of visible wear.

*Final sale items
Furniture, lighting, oversized items (hampers and all rugs except bath mats), gift cards, all underwear bottoms, bodysuits and face masks (for hygienic reasons), sale items discounted 40% off or more, and orders outside the United States shipped through our shipping partners, Stackry, are all final sale. In some cases, products may have notes in bold at the top of the product description indicating they are final sale as well.

International orders
All international orders are final sale and must be shipping through Stackry. Any duties, taxes, import fees, or carrier brokerage fees incurred in the destination country are the recipient’s responsibility.

Free U.S. shipping
on orders $75+
1% of every purchase donated to an environmental non-profit
Every Made Trade order is
100% carbon neutral

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