MADAGASCAR

MILIA RAFFIA BAG COLLECTION

 

We are excited to introduce our new Milia Raffia Bag Collection from The Republic of Madagascar, or the Red Island, as they call it. An exotic island country and the fourth-largest island on the planet. 

Madagascar is known for its best known for its lemurs, colorful chameleons, stunning orchids, and towering baobab trees. It is home to some of the world's most unique flora and fauna. 

A country with a population of 26 million people and over 18 tribes, Malagasy culture is influenced by the Asian-African origin of the island’s people, which has lead to a unique and diverse society with complex customs.  

This collection includes artistically woven tote bags and clutches made by the Malagasy women with traditional weaving and crochet techniques, to produce stylish and functional bags for you. All bags are made from raffia-palm to produce long-lasting and sustainably stylish and functional bags for you.

The bag's versatility will cater to your every need - be it a trip to the shops, the city, the school run, or just a day at the beach. Each bag is unique in that it is artistically hand-woven from pieces of black and sand colour raffia palm, twisted to give geometric patterns. The tote bags like the Milia and Safaki are super stylish with ruffles around the top and plaited handles. 

Inspired by nature and patterns of primates unique to the country. We are mesmerized by nature's beauty and wanted to interpret it in a very classic and timeless way.

 

Artisans

We have partnered with a social enterprise in Madagascar that works with women artisans to help develop their skills. A lot of these women live well below the poverty line earning a dollar a day and lack any formal education. Weaving baskets and bags are a key means of providing them with a sustainable source of income.

       

Each bag takes a weaver a few days to make and is entirely handmade. Made with patience, some singing and sharing stores!

We hope you love them as much as we do!

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Sizing Chart

 

Rings

The following ring size guide is perfect if you're looking purchase a ring online, and you are unsure of the exact size. If you have an existing ring that is a comfortable fit on your finger and doesn't slip off your knuckle, then that would be perfect to find your ring size.

How to measure ring size:

Step 1 - Print out the below ring size chart at 100% and make sure the line in the image measures exactly 135mm.

Step 2 - Place your ring so that the black circle is exactly touching the inside of your ring. This will give you your correct ring sizing.

If you hesitate between 2 sizes, choose the larger one.