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Mission

Cesta baskets are woven with care by female artisanal cooperatives in Rwanda, Africa, using locally sourced renewable resources. Each piece is hand finished in New York City with close attention to detail. Through direct collaboration with our weavers, Cesta’s designs are a celebration of traditional Rwandan weaving techniques interpreted through a modern lens.

Cesta is a small, independent brand — we are committed to careful production and thoughtful pricing. Our hope is to create economy in the developing world and to promote female empowerment through joyful accessories. 

Our African sourcing partners are Free Trade and committed to paying their artisans a fair living wage. As industry insiders, we know all about unreasonable markups —it's not something you'll find from us.

 

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