Basket bag

Basket bag
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    General Information

    With supporting roll. For organizing and storing

    The collaboration between Finnish designer duo Minna Impiö and Mari Martikainen and Kenyan women began with bags and baskets. So what could be more natural than to name the company Mifuko - Swahili for bag? Mifuko's product range focuses on bags and baskets that are handmade from natural and sustainable materials from the region. Sisal, milulu grass, palm leaves, elephant grass or paper cords are used, as well as recycled plastic. The containers are not only intended for transport purposes, but also serve as versatile storage and organization aids in the home. With a volume of just under 58 liters, this basket bag has plenty of capacity and organization.

    Woven from New Zealand virgin wool and paper cord, the basket bag is light and flexible. The sturdy cowhide leather straps make it comfortable to carry and can also be used as a shopping bag. Nevertheless, the bag is stable enough to be used in the bathroom, kitchen, children's room or hobby room to hold towels, laundry, toys, building blocks or soft toys and much more. You can see who wove your basket bag by the attached tag, which the women sign with their name.

    Mifuko - Kenyan tradition in Finnish designs

    The designs of the Finnish label Mifuko are not only characterized by Kenyan tradition and craftsmanship, but the products are also manufactured in Kenya. The cooperation with Kenyan craftswomen came into being in 2009 as a result of the two Mifuko designers' long-standing ties with Kenya. In the meantime, Mifuko works with about 400 women, not only more in Kenya, but also in Tanzania, Ethiopia and Ghana. They live mainly in rural areas and work there primarily in agriculture. In the dry season they weave carpets, weave baskets or bags, make jewelry and many other decorative items. Fair payment and long-term business relationships are the main focus, as well as the design of the products taking into account the skills and traditional manufacturing techniques. The women are given the opportunity to expand their knowledge and pass it on to younger women. They can build up their own network and are finally in a position to earn something extra for their livelihood, because first and foremost the women and their families work in agriculture. Only when their own fields are cultivated and the animals are taken care of do they manufacture for Mifuko, thus generating additional income that often saves them through the drought.

    Minna Impiö and Mari Martikainen have had Mifuko certified as a member of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO), which implies the permanent implementation and control of fair trade and fair remuneration as well as the consideration of ecological compatibility and work safety in the production of the products. In addition, they finance projects that improve the lives of the workers and their families, such as the construction of sanitary facilities.


    This product is an example of genuine handicraft; therefore, minor deviations in size and colour may occur.

    Product Information

    Article Number 213177

      Hand-woven from wool (New Zealand origin) and paper cord. Handles made of cowhide, vegetable tanned. Handle length 40 cm. Made in Kenya. Volume 58 l. Ø 50 cm, height 30 cm. Weight 1.2 kg.
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