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Mmaa.Social make more than just a sustainable basket... each straw bag or basket purchased supports weavers and their communities.


The Opheliain Monochrome is a hand basket that transitions seamlessly from a morning at the museum to an afternoon at the beach and date night out. She is also a perfect day to day basket that nestles well into a Market Basket for an extra large shop or travel.

She is a versatile and chic basket that truly goes with everything and most every occasion!

Named in honour of the brilliant and beautiful Ophelia from Sumbrunguwho is fantastically talented, and also incredibly stylish + sassy! 


The basket measure approximately 38cm wide by 29cm tall excluding handles.


Not only do these beautiful baskets reflect generations of traditional handicraft, they also provide income and financial independence for rural women where employment is scarce. This collective of strong women provides a supportive network whereby members have access to financial literacy training, sexual + reproductive health education and business support programs.


  • Hand crafted artisanal products
  • The artisans, part of a collective on the border of Ghana and Burkina Faso, take 2-3 days to hand weave each piece.
  • Products are completely sustainable:
  • straw is procured locally
  • vegetable-based dyes are used to dye the straw by hand
  • weaving is all done by women in the collective
  • each Mmaa bag that you purchase, a girl or young woman will receive a reusable sanitary kit


Every bag you buy will

help end period poverty


Access to sanitary products causes girls around the world to lose countless school days each year. For each Mmaa bag that you purchase, a girl or young woman will receive a reusable sanitary kit (one pad holder, three washable pad liners, soap, six pairs of underwear and washing bag) that will help keep girls in school and help end the shame and silence around period poverty. The reusable sanitary kits are made by seamstresses within the collective therefore promoting another stream of income while also giving back to the community.


The Ophelia Monochrome - Handwoven Hand Basket