This category features sustainable eco-friendly bags. It includes ethical handbags, backpacks, purses, market bags, beach bags and basket bags.
All items are environmentally friendly. Our bags have a high, positive social impact and a low cost to the environment. We aim to offer sustainable bags to match not only your lifestyle but also your worldview.
Women-led artisan enterprises in Tanzania and Brazil handcraft all items in the collection ethically with natural and recycled materials.
Our basket bags are naturally long-lasting and perfect to use in the market, at the shops, at the beach and anywhere in between. In Tanzania, these bags are intricately handwoven with locally sourced Milulu Grass (a Reed Grass widely available in swamp areas). The local artisans use 100% natural, sustainably sourced materials and ancient weaving techniques passed down for generations.
Each bag takes weeks to weave and, more importantly, provide a stable source of income and financial independence for women in poverty-stricken rural areas.
The range of colourful backpacks, handbag and convertible purses are handmade with fabric made from recycled PET bottles. They look good on you and are good for the planet.
Akili is an Australian owned social enterprise.