Welcome to La Maison Afrique FAIR TRADE stand B10: 41 at Formex, Stockholm International Fairs 17-20 January 2018. At La Maison Afrique FAIR TRADE you find functional and timeless beautiful crafts with focus on ecology. During the spring fair, the Formex stand will be devoted to our large assortment of hats with matching bags and baskets.
La Maison Afrique FAIR TRADE hats Approx 30 different hat models will be shown in the Formex stand. All hats are genuine crafts made of the artisans local wild-grown natural fibres. The great majority of hats are made of raffia palm leaves that has been hand-woven, knitted or crocheted. The sun-dried raffia palm leaves is an excellent material for making high quality hats; beautiful, comfortable to wear on the head, easy to bring along on the trip. In addition to the hats of raffia, there are hats braided of natural green mountain grass and sedges. In La Maison Afrique FAIR TRADE range there are hats for all occasions; the beach, the garden, the party etc. The range includes many really good sun hats; hats with wide brim that provide good sun protection to face as well as neck and shoulders. Hats are available for both small (i.e. children sized hats 48-53) as well as large (i.e. adult size medium 57-58 and larger 59-60-61). Photos to the right and above give just a few examples from the La Maison Afrique FAIR TRADE hat range. All hats that can be ordered from stock in Sweden can be found on the website under menu item "Hats".
La Maison Afrique FAIR TRADE bags Approx 25 different bag models (handbags, shoulder bags, shopping- and picnic baskets) will be shown in the Formex stand. The bags match the hats, as they are also genuine craftsmanship (hand-woven, woven, braided) of essentially the same natural fibres as the hats. What is different is that bags and baskets contain more of the sturdy, durable mountain grass and sedges. Most bags and baskets are made in two layers; an outer layer of hand-woven or crochet raffia palm leaf, an inner layer of plaited sedges. The inner layer of plaited sedges is what gives the bag or basket shape and durability. In addition, some have an extra inner lining of hand-woven raffia or cotton fabrics. Handles and shoulder straps are made of vegetable tanned leather, bamboo or raffia. La Maison Afrique FAIR TRADE bags are stylish, nice to carry. The shopping baskets handmade of natural materials are the ultimate Sustainable alternatives to plastic bags. Photos to the right and above give just a few examples from the La Maison Afrique FAIR TRADE bag range. All bag models that can be ordered from stock in Sweden can be found on the website under menu item "Bags".