Mmaa Bags & Baskets

The Yellow Rita Hand Basket


It was love at first sight when we came across this design in Ghana last November and we are so pleased to be sharing it with the world. It is made of elephant grass in a vivid yellow with navy blue accents and natural straw handles. The handles are large enough to sling over your shoulder but we usually use it as a hand basket. It is a chic pop of colour for your summer wardrobe and we are sure you will love Rita too. It is named after the Girls' Education Officer from Bongo who encourages girls every day to fulfil their potential and who helped the inspirational founder of the collectives, Dorcas, attend university to pursue development studies by connecting her with CAMFED, the Campaign for Female Education. So this is in tribute to a sunshine of a woman who is building up her community one girl at a time.

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Estimated delivery time: ca. 3-5 days
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Mmaa's collection is completely sustainable: straw is procured locally, vegetable based dyes are used to dye the straw by hand and the weaving is all done by women in the collective.
  • It is made of elephant grass in a vivid yellow with navy blue accents and natural straw handles.
  • Made in Ghana and Burkina Faso.


Why we love it: Mmaa is more than just a sustainable basket... each straw bag or basket purchased supports women, their families and their communities.

Mmaa believes that the ultimate luxury is knowing the provenance and meaning of their baskets. Not only do they reflect generations of traditional handicraft, they also provide a vital income and financial independence for a collective of 200 women in Ghana and Burkina Faso. Mmaa's products are completely sustainable, using locally procured straw, vegetable-based dyes and hand-weaving techniques.