TOTE Bag from Ghana
This simple tote bag is made of a strong wax-print fabric will hold your purchased goods, but is also suitable for carrying your laptop, books, or a change of shoes.
A small inner pocket enables to keep your phone and keys separated from other stuff. The handles have just the length that the bag can be worn over the shoulder or in hand.
By purchasing this bag, you support both women’s entrepreneurship and nature friendly lifestyle, decreasing the use of plastic bags. Good for you, good for the nature, good for Ghanaian village women!
Dimensions: ~35cm x 40cm
The fabrics may bleed. Wash separately at 30°C.
Each product is handmade, often by women who lack basic numeracy skills and cannot use a tape measure. However, they put all their love and care into each product. We hope that you find the tiny differences in size, pattern, and colors of each product charming!
Our Ghanaian sewn goods are made in the Kongo village of northern Ghana. This is one of the most poverty-stricken areas in Ghana – a savannah area, where desertification and infertile soils make it difficult for families to feed themselves by traditional farming. One of the small business areas the women engage in is sewing – the village center is full of ateliers, where the villagers have their formal clothes made. Georgina, Constance, Lariba, and Pufaba are the seamstresses Mondo buys their sewn goods from. Additionally, with support from Mondo, four young girls are apprentices of Georgina. They have dropped out of primary school due to pregnancy at a young age, or poverty of the family, and are now studying to become seamstresses.