The Rita Market Basket

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The Rita Market Basket

Vivid Yellow Market Basket with Straw Handles
Lovingly handmade in Ghana, each one takes 3 days for an artisan to weave and craft.
Perfect for a beach trip or lunch dates it will make any outfit pop!

 woman made

Mmaa is a collection of beautiful, handcrafted baskets and bags with a decidedly social mission aimed at empowering women and promoting African artisans. Mmaa is a brand that is for women by women.


We believe that the ultimate luxury is knowing the provenance and meaning of these baskets. The artisans, part of a collective near the border of Ghana and Burkina Faso, take two to three days to hand weave each piece. Not only do the baskets reflect generations of traditional handicraft, they also provide income and financial independence for rural women in a context where paid employment is rare and most women engage in unpaid labour in the home or on family farms. The collective of just over 200 women provides a supportive network whereby members have access to financial literacy training, sexual and reproductive health education and business support programs. We believe that these baskets truly have the power to change the lives of these women, their families and their broader communities.

For every bag or basket that is purchased, a girl or young woman will receive a reusable sanitary kit that lasts up to three years.

 

 woman made

Learn more about our values here.

 

 

Dorcas, the founder of the Collectives in Ghana, brought together women in her community that were already weaving (it is passed down through the generations) and ensured that they were given fair pay and social programs to support them with financial literacy and reproductive health. Mmaa is more than beautiful baskets, it is also proud to be part of a movement to transform the lives of women and their families.
 

The Brand

Mmaa is a collection of beautiful, handcrafted baskets and bags with a decidedly social mission aimed at empowering women and promoting African artisans. Mmaa is a brand that is for women by women.


We believe that the ultimate luxury is knowing the provenance and meaning of these baskets. The artisans, part of a collective near the border of Ghana and Burkina Faso, take two to three days to hand weave each piece. Not only do the baskets reflect generations of traditional handicraft, they also provide income and financial independence for rural women in a context where paid employment is rare and most women engage in unpaid labour in the home or on family farms. The collective of just over 200 women provides a supportive network whereby members have access to financial literacy training, sexual and reproductive health education and business support programs. We believe that these baskets truly have the power to change the lives of these women, their families and their broader communities.

For every bag or basket that is purchased, a girl or young woman will receive a reusable sanitary kit that lasts up to three years.

 

The Values

 woman made

Learn more about our values here.

 

The Woman

 

Dorcas, the founder of the Collectives in Ghana, brought together women in her community that were already weaving (it is passed down through the generations) and ensured that they were given fair pay and social programs to support them with financial literacy and reproductive health. Mmaa is more than beautiful baskets, it is also proud to be part of a movement to transform the lives of women and their families.
 
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