$150 from every sale of the Basket Bag - Brocade will be donated to Too Young To Wed - an organisation close to our hearts.
The brocade basket comes with vintage inspired brocade tie on handles, a reference to our 70's basket icon, and is a limited edition of 100 only. Each basket will come with its limited edition number card.
Too Young To Wed has a mission to empower girls and end child marriage globally. Through original reporting, advocacy, education, humanitarian assistance and emergency initiatives, Too Young To Wed work towards a a world where; - Every girl can decide for herself, if, when and to whom she will marry; - Girls are free to be children and teens, with access to gender-specific healthcare and all levels of education; - All girls are free to determine the course of their own lives.
Please visit their website to learn more about this impassioned cause.
All of our baskets are individually hand woven by creative artisans in Ghana.
The art of basket weaving is a hereditary profession handed down from one generation to the next.
The raw material “elephant grass” grows abundantly in the low-lying flood plains around Bolgatanga in northern Ghana. It is a 100% sustainable natural material. The grass is harvested, dried and finally boiled to dye. The weavers split each length into two then roll it to give it more strength.
Each weaver has their own special techniques. Baskets may take 3 days to one week to make depending on the size, design and intricacy of the patterns.
Each bag comes flat packed with instructions to sculpt into shape.