Mono Basket - Ella (Thick Stripe Black & White & Long Leather Handles) | Gaya Alegria

$149.95 SGD

Check out our lovely Mono shoulder bag with long leather handles in our Ella Black nautical design. A timeless stylish bag to take anywhere, whether you go shopping or to the beach or as an elegant fashion accessory. 

They are hand woven in Kenya, by women self-help groups in rural villages. The traditional skill is passed on to the younger generation. With the income, the women can invest in their farms, ensure their children´s education and plan for the future. 

Each bag is the work of hands and hearts: beautiful, extremely durable and easy to keep clean and each bag is signed by the artisan who made it. Eco-friendly and a guarantee of sustainable quality through Fair Trade.

Material 

All our mono bags are handmade and very eco-friendly, achieved by using locally sourced natural fibres, paper, wood, leather and either recycled or upcycled plastics. We value sustainability by using natural and recycled materials that can be sourced locally. Sisal plants grow in the dry soil of Kenya where no chemical fertilizers are used in production. Sisal is also anti-static.

These Ella Mono bags are made of sisal and plastic and are extremely durable and can even take water making them very versatile to use and easy to clean. Therefore they can also be used outdoors. The plastic used to make these durable high quality bags is recycled or up-cycled residual waste sourced from local factories. 

Locally sourced leather is used for the handles. Variation in the colour of the leather handles is natural as it depends on where and how the cow has been bred. The leather handles have been vegetable tanned, which is a process using organic material and natural tannins derived from the barks, leaves and branches of trees and plants. The leather is cut and stitched to the bags by skilled leather artisan partners using traditional techniques.

Care Instructions 

Bags that are made of sisal and recycled/upcycled plastic are not afraid of a little water and easy to clean:

  • wipe clean with a damp cloth or hand wash in warm water if needed.
  • Use a mild detergent.
  • rinse with water but prevent from rubbing the surface.
  • do not machine wash, spin or tumble dry.
  • shape when wet and let dry in a warm place but not in direct sunlight.

Mono collection bags are folded for shipment. You can form them into the shape you want by spritzing slightly with water using a spray bottle and then reshape with your hands. Your Mono bag is ready to be used and filled with whatever you wish. 

Size

As each bag is handmade the size and shape may vary. The bag diameter and/or height may be about 2.5 cm / 1" smaller or larger than indicated in the size chart below.

SIZE DIAMETER  HEIGHT
M 30 cm / 11.8" 28 cm / 11"

  

Shipping

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