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Our Mission

Our baskets are woven with love by female artisans in Rwanda, Africa, using locally sourced, renewable resources. Each piece is hand finished in America with carefully chosen, sustainable materials. 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, ethically made accessories. 

Our African sourcing partner is a Free Trade certified B-Corp, 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.

Have further questions about what goes into your bag? Email us, we're an open book.