Standard orders within Europe from 11,00€.
Payment methods: Credit/Debit card I Paypal I Finnish online banks
Make a statement with these stylish and spacious shopper baskets! Handwoven shopper baskets are excellent everyday shoulder bags. They are ideal for shopping, the market, the beach, picnics or any occasion where you need a stylish and spacious bag. The long leather straps make them easy to carry on your shoulder, with plenty of room for essentials and new purchases.
Mifuko baskets are woven by hand using traditional techniques. Basket weaving brings employment to areas where there are few other sources of livelihood apart from small-scale farming, which is more and more unpredictable due to climate change. Mifuko supports local entrepreneurship and community building through self-help groups. The women in these groups meet weekly to discuss, weave baskets and pass on traditional craft skills. Basket weaving gives rural women the opportunity for economic independence as the groups provide loans to members in need, enabling them to plan for the future and invest in family welfare or small business. In addition to self-help groups, some of our home décor items are handmade in Fair Trade workshops..
Three sizes available S, M, L bags.
S size diameter 24cm, height 21cm, handle length 115cm. M size diameter 30cm, height 28cm, handle length 70cm. L size diameter 35cm, height 40cm, handle length 70cm.
The handles and straps are leather.
- These products are handwoven from natural materials, wool yarn, paper twine, sisal or palm, which makes them flexible and soft to the touch. Wool is known as an insulating, durable and easy-care natural material. The wool we use is surplus wool from the carpet industry. The paper we use is FSC certified and can be fully recycled at the end of its lifecycle.
The handles and straps of our products are made from locally sourced leather. The leather is vegetable tanned, a process that uses organic materials and natural tannins derived from the bark, leaves and branches of trees and plants.
- Made by Mifuko, a Finnish design company with a mission to bring joy to our customers while improving the welfare of women in rural areas of Africa. Mifuko is a proud member of the WFTO, a respected network of social enterprises engaged in Fair Trade. Its members must demonstrate that they put people and the planet first, and that they adhere to Fair Trade principles.
Fair Trade Enterprises impact 1 million livelihoods, 74% of whom are women. These enterprises transform local communities, pioneer upcycling, empower women, champion refugee rights and practice organic farming.