Angela
Angela
Angela
Angela

Angela

Regular price £60

"A little bit of Monica in my life, A little bit of Erica by my side..."

Our Mambo no. 5 bags are a guaranteed dopamine hit right to your door. Endlessly versatile, you'll wonder how you ever did with out one. Perfect for grocery shops, beach bags, overnight bags, magazine holders...

  • handwoven in Mexico from fine plastic tubing
  • dimensions: 350 x 300mm (+ 180mm handle)

 

All our woven baskets are part of a community project in Mexico where there is a government initiative that allows Prison inmates to use their time incarcerated to learn an artisan skill in order to make goods. It’s important to note here that the prison’s do not provide the materials, nor do they drive the business - they simply give permission for the prisoners to make some money. This provides inmates with an opportunity to learn a new skill, have a sense of purpose and make a little cash for their family’s on the outside or for their own basic needs within confinement. Many of the inmates are now teaching their families the skill of basketry and once they’ve done their time they create a collective of basket weavers on the outside continuing to use this skill. This means when you buy one of our woven bags a large percentage of the profit will be going straight to the artisans themselves and can be used to help improve their lives and support their families.