During the Black Lives Matter movement in July last year, we got a lot of requests to design a bag with our handwoven Aso-oke fabrics made by artisans in the motherland but representing the colors of the BLM movement. One of them read:
"As descendants of enslaved Africans here in the US, we have been in the struggle for 450+ years. The colors of the banner symbolic of our struggle are red, black and green. I personally would purchase a bag with our banner colors and I believe many others from here would as well. It would mean even more coming from skilled craftsmen on the continent that many of us have not seen but hold close to our hearts - because it is in our DNA. Please consider creating such a bag to connect with and honor the legacy, courage, and resilience of the sisters here."
After months of designing and prototyping, we are excited to share this new design and launch in the coming weeks!