traditional West African basket by fair trade basket weavers by Alaffia
oval shaped colorful basket by Alaffia, made fair trade by basket weavers in Africa
traditional west african hand basket in red, blue, and green full of produce
traditional fair trade basket made in Africa filled with produce
Alaffia works with over 12,000 women in 160 villages across Togo and Northern Ghana. We provide training on how to  create independent cooperative, negotiate the best prices, and build a rainy day fund for their village. Collective members can sell nuts to the highest bidder, not just Alaffia. Partnering with women promotes independence and guarantees income is used for food, health care, and education. Our goal is to create stable familites and rebuild the fabric of Central Togo communities.

Alaffia Handwoven African Grass Basket - Oval w/ 2 handles | Panier africain authentique - ovale avec 2 poignées, fond plat Alaffia

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Oval baskets full of colorful fabrics are traditionally part of dowries in West Africa. Created in in Bolgatanga, Ghana in 12 villages with more than 5,000 women basket weavers, the Alaffia weavers work independently in a creative process. Members of Alaffia basket cooperatives receive fair wages and health care for their families in return for indigenous skills and knowledge. This...

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Oval baskets full of colorful fabrics are traditionally part of dowries in West Africa. Created in in Bolgatanga, Ghana in 12 villages with more than 5,000 women basket weavers, the Alaffia weavers work independently in a creative process. Members of Alaffia basket cooperatives receive fair wages and health care for their families in return for indigenous skills and knowledge. This exchange empowers West African communities and preserves cultural heritage. Each basket is completely unique and the leather tag inside is personally signed by a weaver. Made with wild-harvested Savannah grass.

    Please note that each bag is handmade and unique in color & pattern. The bag pictured is indicative of the bags size and style.

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