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"...if we are to preserve culture we must continue to create it."
Okapu finds pride in embracing traditional weaving techniques into its handbag designs. Back in the day, grandmothers in the Akamba tribe would come together with their daughters and granddaughters, in song and dance, weaving beautiful goods for their homes. They would use fibres from the sisal plant that grew wild and free all around the community. From bags for the hunters to simple kitchen essentials; it was a time to bond, to create and solve problems as a collective. Each of our bags is a testament of such a time.
Mbaazi Beach Totes in Pink and Beige
it's forever beach season with this unique and versatile tote bag. The silk scarf feature on the side handles adds flair and function, while still being ultra-comfortable.
3 REASONS YOU SHOULD GIFT THEM AN OKAPU BAG
We have recieved pictures of your moms, sisters, lovers and friends receiving their packages with excitement and carrying their Okapu gifts with self-adoration.
Birthdays, Graduation, Mother’s Day, Valentines, Showers, or even for appreciation sakes, Okapu is here for you.
But what makes them fall in love with Okapu?.
The Creative Director - Sheila Atieno
Before I claimed the title of a designer in its fullness, I worked as an engineer who suppressed her creativity. I always say I did not start Okapu, Okapu found me - leading me on a journey of not only discovering my true self but also the power that lays within an empowered woman.
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OKAPU & THE UN development SUSTAINABLE GOALS
Okapu has economically empowered more than 20 women living in rural Kenya.
We advocate and support ethical practices in our own production and in engagements with other artisans.
Okapu is taking small daily steps in its contribution to furthering the Kenyan handicrafts industry and pioneering a weaving culture.