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Mala Bags Madagascar

Lizah Ndrialissa

Madagascar is a truly unique place. As an island off the south-east coast of Africa, it has maintained a unique eco-system and habitat for wildlife – the most famous of which are the Lemurs. Its people come from southern Asia and from mainland Africa. This vibrant mix has produced colourful arts and handicrafts.

The island suffers periodic natural disasters through regular cyclones and now faces political turmoil. Through all this, the ordinary people of the island have to struggle to maintain a livelihood in one of the world’s poorest countries. They do this by using what natural resources are available – including fibre from the giant Palm Trees. The Raffia is the largest of the Palm trees, and has giant leaves from which the strong fibre is made.

We are working with a number of enterprises – supported by the European Union – that are involved in reforestation and the promotion of the local economy and protection of the habitat of wildlife. Local co-operatives hand-weave the fibre and create these colourful Summer Bags.

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Black & White Striped Bag - 469

Black & White Striped Bag - 469

Fair Trade colourful Bag from Madagascar with Black & White Stripes design in strong Raffia Palm Fibre. Part of the 'Mala Bags' range. Black & White...
GBP - £14.95

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Bright 'Flower Power' Bag in Raffia - 464 - Fair Trade

Bright 'Flower Power' Bag in Raffia - 464 - Fair Trade

Fair Trade colourful Bag from Madagascar with leather handles in strong Raffia Palm Fibre. Part of the 'Mala Bags' range. Bright 'Flower Power' Bag...
GBP - £16.50

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Daisy Bag - 468 - - Raffia Palm Fibre

Daisy Bag - 468 - - Raffia Palm Fibre

Fair Trade colourful Bag from Madagascar with Daisy design in strong Raffia Palm Fibre. Part of the 'Mala Bags' range. Daisy Bag SIZE: 26cm x 28cm x...
GBP - £12.50  GBP - £8.95
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Fillette Mini Raffia Bag - 460a - Fair Trade Bags

Fillette Mini Raffia Bag - 460a - Fair Trade Bags

Fair Trade colourful Bag from Madagascar in strong Raffia Palm Fibre. Part of the 'Mala Bags' range. Fillette Mni Raffia Bag SIZE: 18cm across, 21cm...
GBP - £6.95

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Fleur Shoulder Bag, Raffia - 477 - Fair Trade Bags

Fleur Shoulder Bag, Raffia - 477 - Fair Trade Bags

Fair Trade colourful Bag from Madagascar in strong Raffia Palm Fibre. Part of the 'Mala Bags' range. Fleur Shoulder Bag SIZE: 40cm across, 25cm tall...
GBP - £19.95  GBP - £9.95
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Funky Crochet Bag - 466

Funky Crochet Bag - 466

Fair Trade colourful Bag from Madagascar in Raffia Palm Fibre. Part of the 'Mala Bags' range. Funky Crochet Bag SIZE: 30cm x 39cm x 15cm Our Fair...
GBP - £39.95  GBP - £24.95
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Pom-Pom Mini Bag - 460b - Fair Trade Bags

Pom-Pom Mini Bag - 460b - Fair Trade Bags

Fair Trade colourful Bag from Madagascar in strong Raffia Palm Fibre. Part of the 'Mala Bags' range. Pom-Pom Mini Bag SIZE: 15cm across, 25cm tall...
GBP - £6.95

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Raffia Handbag - 472 - Fair Trade Bags

Raffia Handbag - 472 - Fair Trade Bags

Fair Trade colourful Bag from Madagascar in strong Raffia Palm Fibre. Part of the 'Mala Bags' range. Raffia Handbag SIZE: 28cm across, 30cm tall Our...
GBP - £27.50  GBP - £7.95
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Strawberry Bag - 467 - Raffia Palm Fibre

Strawberry Bag - 467 - Raffia Palm Fibre

Fair Trade colourful Bag from Madagascar with strawberry design in strong Raffia Palm Fibre. Part of the 'Mala Bags' range. Strawberry Bag SIZE: 26cm...
GBP - £12.50  GBP - £8.95
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Subtle 'Flower Power' Bag in Raffia - 463 - Fair Trade

Subtle 'Flower Power' Bag in Raffia - 463 - Fair Trade

Fair Trade colourful Bag from Madagascar in strong Raffia Palm Fibre. Part of the 'Mala Bags' range. Subtle 'Flower Power' Bag SIZE: 22cm x 23cm x...
GBP - £16.50

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