Our weaving is done by a group of expert weavers, all women, from rural Kenya. Airi efficiently caters to them in order to ensure the sustainability of their livelihoods. We believe that behind every woman is a community and therefore providing sufficiently for one means providing sufficiently for all. We pride ourselves in creating the highest level of quality achievable for hand woven goods and expert craftsmanship in our leather and horn work.
Our unique bags are made out of sisal which is grown locally. The leaves of the sisal plant are used to obtain a fibre which is rolled to twine, dyed and then woven. Weaving is a tradition in Kenyan culture. Our bags are made by a women’s initiative in the rural villages of Machakos County, Kenya. The initiative is made up of ten weavers whose expertise is unmatched. In working together, we also take the time to identify their plights and collaboratively come up with resourceful solutions.
We use the highest quality of leather, Top grain leather, to ensure the longevity and durability of our bags. The lining of the bags, which resemble a pouch are made of pure canvas and is lined with suede leather. The Horn work goes through a meticulous process of identifying the best quality of horn and molding it expertly to provide glossy multi coloured pieces. All our practices are ethical and environment friendly including signing MoUs with companies that produce our leather to use non-toxic vegetable based dyes to tan the leather.