Tote Bag

This is the perfect bag for all your everyday needs. It’s practical and generously sized, with a pocket on the inside and a magnetic clasp for closing. The fabric is hand screen printed by our artisans and then sewn beautifully and finished with rope handles and a stunning brass and wooden tassel.

Please be aware that because of the handmade nature of the product, the design and colours may vary slightly from the image shown. One of our best selling products, this bag makes a perfect gift and is available in a number of designs and colours.

$38.00

Clear

Details: 37cm Height x 36cm Width; Made from cotton and faux leather

Care Instructions: Wipe with a damp cloth or cool wash only

Meet the Artisan

Jasmin was born hearing perfectly; however as a baby, she was given the incorrect medicine and this permanently damaged her hearing. Because of this, life was really difficult for her as a child. She was afraid to go outside and didn’t have many friends.

When she started to go to school my confidence grew a little, but communication and learning was still a real struggle. In 2008, she moved to a deaf school, which was great, and she finished my education there. After finishing school, she took part in a tailoring course; however, there were no work opportunities for her to use these skills. She stayed at home and tried to earn what she could selling kasava and chai, but this was not enough to support herself and things were difficult.

In 2016, she learnt about the free tailoring course that Neema was running, and so I signed up. There, she built her tailoring skills and was offered a full time job at Neema Crafts as a tailor. She learned how to make several products, including clutch purses and wash bags. Working at Neema Crafts has had a big impact on her life, as she is now financially independent and can send my daughter to school.