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

The sunny Yellow Rita has become a bestseller since Emma Watson appeared on "In the Bag" for British Vogue with her yellow Rita Basket. Styles fabulously with Jeans!

 

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 Rita - Mmaa.social Handwoven Hand Basket

PriceFrom £49.00
  • The artisans, part of a collective on the border of Ghana and Burkina Faso, take 2-3 days to hand weave each piece from local elephant grass.

    Each basket (excluding handles) measures approximately 28 cm across by 23cm tall.  As this is hand woven, each basket is unique and there may be some small differences bearing the mark of the individual weavers on the basket.