Mielie Multi Wave Handbag

$98.00

SKU: S- 152132

Rainbows of color are weaved in waves to create a vibrant handbag. Made from cotton, all of the fabric used is reclaimed and locally produced in South Africa. Artisans weave this fabric to create a strong and sturdy bag to hold your belongings. Beautifully crafted, it makes a unique and colorful statement!

Due to the handmade nature of this product, exact color and shade will vary.

  • Reclaimed cotton jersey fabric, cotton lining, leather handle
  • Zipper closure
  • One interior pocket
  • 5.5" L x 13" W (14 x 33 cm) Handle: 24" L (61 cm)
  • Handmade in & fairly traded from South Africa

The weavers of Mielie Designs work from their homes in Khayelitsha Township in South Africa. Khayelitsha is a partially informal township located on the Cape Flats in Cape Town South Africa. It is reputed to be the largest and fastest growing township in post Apartheid South Africa. Founded in 2002, Mielie is the brainchild of designer and humanitarian Adri Schutz who started hook rugging offcut fabric strips at her dining room table. She turned her creations into a way to create sustainable employment for African women working their way out of poverty.

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