Nature's Elegance: Artisan-Crafted Shopping Bags for the Conscious Fashionista

Seeds & Stories
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Nature's Elegance: Artisan-Crafted Shopping Bags for the Conscious Fashionista

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Introducing our artisan-made shopping bags, meticulously crafted and inspired by the beauty of nature. Designed for the discerning woman who values quality and sustainability, these bags are more than just an accessory – they're a statement of conscious living.

Fashionable & Functional: Our high-quality bags effortlessly complement any outfit, offering versatility for various occasions, whether it's a day at work, a casual outing, shopping or a relaxing day at the beach. With their timeless design, they never go out of style and are built to last.
Depending on the handles you select, this versatile bag can be worn as a shoulder bag or as a wrist bag, making it the perfect accessory for everyday use. Whether you're heading to work, attending casual events, or enjoying a holiday getaway, this handbag offers both style and functionality to suit your needs.

Unique & Meaningful: Each bag tells a story, representing the region of Western Uganda where they are handcrafted by skilled women artisans, Betty, Stella,  Ereta, Vasta and Janet. Woven with sustainably harvested local palm leaves and naturally dyed with plant-based materials, every bag is a testament to traditional craftsmanship and cultural heritage.

Ethical & Sustainable: At Seeds & Stories, we're committed to reducing our environmental footprint. We follow the 4R approach – reduce, reuse, regenerate, and recycle. From the harvesting of natural fibres to the natural dyeing process, our artisans work in harmony with nature, preserving resources and promoting environmental regeneration.

Bespoke & Made to Order: Our handbags are custom-made to your preferences, allowing you to choose the size, shape, pattern, and handles that best suit your style. Whether you opt for wooden, woven, or cane handles, each bag is lined with eco-printed cotton fabric and features a convenient interior pocket.

We are pleased to offer a range of sizes to suit your preferences and needs. Our shopping bags come in small, medium, large, and extra-large sizes, providing versatility for all your carrying requirements. Heights range from 12 to 14 inches, while widths span from 15 to 23 inches, ensuring ample space for your belongings. Whatever your needs may be, we are delighted to accommodate them and provide you with the perfect shopping bag solution.

Please be aware that as our bags are meticulously handmade, slight variations in design, size, and colour may occur. These variations are a natural result of our artisanal process and the use of seasonal natural dyes and fibres. We believe that these subtle changes add charm and uniqueness to each of our products, ensuring that every bag is truly one-of-a-kind. Thank you for embracing the authenticity and individuality of our handcrafted items.

Making a Difference: By choosing Seeds & Stories, you're not only investing in a unique artisanal handbag but also empowering women in rural Uganda, supporting traditional crafts, and positively impacting the environment. Each purchase contributes to learning and economic opportunities for our artisans and their communities.

Place your order today. With a production time of approximately two weeks and delivery within six weeks, your new Seeds & Stories bag will soon be on its way to you, ready to add a touch of ethical elegance to your wardrobe. Together, let's make a difference, one handbag at a time. 


Local natural fibres: Our bags are expertly woven using sustainably harvested palm leaves and naturally dyed palm leaves, ensuring a minimal environmental impact.

Wooden handles - offcuts: We utilize wood offcuts to craft sturdy and stylish handles for our bags, giving them a unique and eco-friendly appeal while reducing waste. 

Natural fibre woven handles: For those seeking a more organic touch, our bags also feature handles woven from natural fibres, providing a sustainable and stylish option.

Cane handles: Embrace a rustic charm with our bags adorned with cane handles sourced responsibly to support local artisans and communities.

Lining: Our bags feature a lining made from 100% preloved cotton sheets sourced from local markets. These sheets are eco-printed with local leaves and flowers, adding a unique touch to each bag while promoting sustainability and circularity in fashion.

Care Instructions

Our bags are easy to maintain – simply wipe down the exterior with a clean, damp cloth. Humidity can ruin your bag. Store your product in a dry place, away from direct sunlight. And when it's time to bid farewell, rest assured knowing that your bag is biodegradable and can be composted at the end of its life cycle.

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Seeds & Stories operates according to the 4R approach: reduce, reuse, regenerate and recycle. Every shopping bag is handmade in Bigodi, a rural village in Western Uganda, by our highly skilled artisans, Stella and Jane.

Stella and Jane weave our shopping bags with sustainably harvested local palm leaves, which they sundry and natural dye. Stella and Jane use traditional mat weaving techniques to create these beautiful patterns. Each bag takes approximately one week to make.

We use rainwater and local natural dyes, plants, leaves, roots, and flowers to dye our natural fibres. Natural dyes are a biodegradable, non-toxic alternative to petroleum-derived and harmful synthetic dyes, making them better for our artisans, customers, and the environment. 

From harvesting to natural dyeing, from hand weaving to finishing, our artisans work at a slow pace in harmony with nature, conserving natural resources. 

Each Seeds & Stories product is ethically made from a combination of local natural fibres and dyes, repurposed materials, modern designs, and ancient techniques passed down through generations. Our artisans are empowered to use their skills to create our unique soil-to-soil products while preserving their traditional crafts and cultural heritage.

We strive to create products that leave the world in a better place than when we started. Our stylish shopping bags create social, economic and learning opportunities for women in rural Uganda, increasing their income and well-being while promoting traditional crafts and positively impacting the environment. With every purchase from Seeds & Stories, you are not just buying a unique artisanal product but making a difference to women in Bigodi while contributing to environmental regeneration. 

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