This bag is made from a net stitching design, woven together to form a U shape body bag. The bag can be worn cross over the body or as a shoulder strap. Its so versatile and epitomises boho chic in its minimalist design. Wear it with an oversized shirt and shorts with slides to complete the look.
Made from sustainably sourced raffia and supports local community workers with an income.The locals create magnificent pieces made by hand with unmatched craftsmanship.
Raffia palms grow in the middle of the tropical Madagascan rainforest and actually need to be harvested regularly to allow other fauna and flora to grow. The palm has a short trunk and leaves that may be up to 18m long! Nearly 100 smaller leaves which are cut and torn off in parallel lines compose each of these branches.
Madagascan use the fibers harvested from these trees to traditionally weave baskets and hats. Once treated, the fiber is soft, pliable, strong, durable, easy to dye, non-shrinking when wet, and biodegradable.
By creating work for the locals and maintaining traditional Madagascan crochet and weaving production it provides workers with a sustainable income.