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Cesta baskets are handwoven of locally sourced, renewable resources, by talented female artisans in Rwanda, Africa — whom we are proud to pay 500-700% times the national average salary of Rwanda. Each piece is hand finished in Italy with very carefully chosen, sustainable materials.

Dimensions —
· Depth: 6 in / 15.24 cm
· Height: 11 in / 27.94 cm
· Width: 4 in / 10.16 cm
· Adjustable leather shoulder or crossbody strap

Composition —
· Basket: Organic Vegetable-Dyed Sisal
· Color: Dusty Rainbow
· Leather: Vegetable Tanned Italian Nappa Leather in Camel
· Canvas Upper: 10oz Organic Cotton Canvas, Undyed
· Hardware: Hand-tooled 18kt Gold-Plated Brass

Woven in Rwanda, Made in Italy.

Shipping will be calculated at checkout. Read more about our return policy here.

We aim to process your order within 48 hours of receiving it, Monday - Friday. Orders placed after 2PM on Friday - Sunday, will be processed the following Monday.

When not in use, store your Cesta in the dustbag, out of the sun. Avoiding long periods of direct sunlight is key to preserving the vibrant colors of the natural vegetable dye.

Occasionally, sisal & raffia will fray with wear. It’s safe to trim frayed pieces of sisal/fiber with small scissors to keep your bag looking like new.

If the shape of your basket gets squished or dented, don’t fret! Your basket will return to its former shape with a bit of massaging.

While your basket will hold its pigment in rain & snow, we don't recommend a full submersion. But life happens, and if your Cesta falls overboard, just leave it somewhere (out of direct sun) to dry naturally.

Limited-Edition

Bucket Bag

Dusty Rainbow Mélange

Limited-Edition
Regular price $695
Unit price
per 

Color · Pastel Mélange
Shipping calculated at checkout.

4 interest-free payments of $173.75.

Not Your Average Bag

A Purchase With a Purpose

Cesta bags are made by hand from start-to-finish. Each basket is hand-crafted of locally sourced, renewable resources, by talented female artisans in Rwanda, Africa — whom we are proud to pay 500-700% times the national average salary of Rwanda. Each piece is finished by hand in Italy with very carefully chosen, sustainable materials, at a luxury atelier.

For centuries, Rwandan weaving has been passed down from mother to daughter as a rite of passage, marking the transition into womanhood. The average Cesta artisan has over 5 dependents and is the primary breadwinner of her family. Her work allows for the family to purchase livestock, fund education and alleviate poverty in rural communities. At Cesta, we believe these talented women are the bright future of Rwanda.

Cesta Collective has made a big impact with small handbags on more than 1,400 women’s lives.

Vanity Fair

Cesta Collective, a new, cult-ish handbag line with a feel-good success story... They're luxe, yet low-key -- not "crunchy". It's just one way Cesta is subverting the many stigmas surrounding sustainable fashion.

Vogue

Jane Birkin would be jealous.

New York Times

A classic piece you'll have forever.

Goop
Co-op Leader & Head Weaver

Meet Niyitegeka Liberte

“I am the primary income provider in my family. Before, I didn’t always know if I could afford food if the crops failed or medicine in the case of emergency. Now, I can comfortably say that I am able to pay for a hospital visit, medical treatment, or additional food if needed. The increased income made it easy for me to get loans, which I used to build my house, invest in land, and purchase livestock. I aspire to have a lasting impact on my family and community by working to lift up others.”