About Violet Agnes

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Madagascan handmade straw baskets, bags, and foldable hats are what we love!  These are sourced from wholesalers who support the use of eco friendly, natural and sustainable materials and who have established strong relationships with their suppliers, ensuring their talented artisans can continue the ancient tradition of weaving whilst being paid a fair wage. When you buy a Violet Agnes product,  as well as getting a beautiful, one off item, you are directly helping either family run co-operatives working from home or small artisan units.  Every supplier is regularly visited by our suppliers in person.  No young children are used to manufacture our products which are fairly traded.  Employees are provided with a safe, clean working environment and learn new skills and work together in a family type atmosphere.  The raffia used in the manufacture of our products is a renewable and sustainable raw material.    We also import handmade, sustainable Moroccan palm baskets from near Marrakech in the Atlas Mountains.

We are drowning in plastic. It can take between 500 to 1000 years for discarded plastic to disintegrate.  Our straw baskets don’t cost the earth and can play a small part in helping our environment.  They are made mostly of renewable and sustainable raw materials that are biodegradable. Our baskets are hard wearing, bold and bright and a great solution to the reusable bag.

We have expanded to sell the ever popular YUYU long hot water bottles, Turtle Doves recycled cashmere baby gifts, Carla_M industrial jewellery and Mala Italian leather/Abraham Moon tweed bags and purses.

So come on in and have a look at what we have to offer.  I look forward to meeting you either in cyber space or face to face!