Mmabia Baskets is a fair-trade company that joins shoulders with native weavers from Bolgatanga, Ghana, to share cultural handicrafts like handwoven African baskets with the world. Every product is handmade, unique, and traditional. You won’t find any of these one-of-a-kind items in typical shops and markets.
Every day, we harness the power of eCommerce to preserve and extend the cultural heritage of Bolga’s ancient lands, where native artists have been designing straw baskets since the Trans-Saharan trade route. We aim to carry forth this legacy for generations, with the same raw passion and talent that these weavers have had for centuries.
Mmabia Baskets champions the idea of fair trade and aims to empower Native women to forge a better future for themselves, their families, and their communities. We don’t just sell baskets; we sell lively opportunities. By exchanging handcrafted African baskets that can be found nowhere else on Earth, we add to the hardworking spirit of these artisans and celebrate their craftsmanship.
Mmabia Baskets is committed to cultivating opportunities through global trade, and our business model puts human rights first. Our team believes in the power of traditional handicrafts as a means for improving lives across borders. We take pride in being part of this story not just as marketers, but also as advocates. Now, more than ever, it’s important to build bridges between cultures and show our children that despite all the differences in people, we are united by the same universal goals.
Our weavers continue to evolve and innovate over time, developing new patterns, dyes and techniques to weave natively grown materials like elephant grass (Pennisetum Purpureum) with exquisite finesse. Our products are never rushed to market but are meticulously crafted to be useful, sturdy, and ethical. We work closely with our master weavers to ensure the authenticity and quality of all our basketry.
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