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.