Our Classic Black & White two-tone totes boast block colours for that elegant and timeless everyday style. Hand-woven with sisal and recycled wool it is lightweight and also includes a leather loop in the middle for added style – try tying your favourite scarf through for you own bespoke look!
Every purchase of Classic Black & White empowers artisans in Kenya, preserving their traditional culture of weaving. It also provides an alternative, sustainable income for our weavers and helps support themselves and their families.
Size: H 10 inches x W 12 inches Approximately
As with all handwoven items, slight variations will occur
Material: Sisal, recycled wool and leather
Care Instructions: Just give it a quick wipe to clean. For all-day-everyday ease
The Weaving Process
Using sisal leaves, grown on their own farms, our women artisans handmake each woven basket. This is a skill passed on from mother to daughter. The women begin by carefully cutting and collecting the sisal leaves, draining the liquid in order to extract fibres. They then dye the strands with natural dyes for vibrant colours and leave them out to dry, before the begin weaving and designing the baskets. All our Bahati Baskets are customized according to specific designs we decide with the weavers.
Made with Love
We wouldn’t be what we are today without the beautiful souls that help us create our beautiful baskets. We work with women cooperative groups and self-help organisations in Kenya living in economically disadvantaged rural backgrounds.
The artisans are the backbone of our brand. You can almost feel their passion and talent when you hold up a Bahati Collection product. Every product has been attended to by just one artisan, pursuing original artwork and patterns that are personally yours