• 3 large bags (for large gifts/ shirt box/ use as laundry bag while traveling)
• 3 small bags (for small gifts/ books/ shoes while traveling)
• 3 wine bags (for wine and other bottles/ knitting needles & yarn storage/ flip-flops while traveling)
Enkiteng Bags are made using traditional Kenyan colorful fabric called Kitenge. Enkitenge bags are re-usable cloth gift wrapping bags that were originally designed to serve as an eco-friendly way to wrap presents. However, they have become so much more! They are being used as travel bags, storage for jewelry, shoes, lingerie, and many other uses. These gift bags are fast, flexible, and easy to use – as well as fun to give – and re-gift!
Purchasing one of these gorgeous gift bags supports African women and provides you with lovely packaging for wine bottles or gifts bags. The beautiful fabrics are randomly selected for each order. E-mail us your favorite colors or specific requests, and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.
*Fawn Organics sells Enkiteng Bags through the Seeds to Sew program. Seeds to Sew works with local Kenyan women and girls to empower them with basic sewing and business skills. They provide girls with the opportunity to bead bracelets and make other products as a way to pay for school fees and school-related expenses. The products their participants create, such as the Enkiteng bags, are then sold domestically. All proceeds are returned to the women and girls in the programs. As a result, they can pay for school fees, medical care, and food for their families.
”Enkiteng” means “cow” in the Maasai language. Since the Maasai community is the first community where Seeds to Sew launched the sewing program, they think the name is fitting! A cow symbolizes freedom, wealth, and power in this community. Cows are valued as being the most giving animal as they provide milk on a daily basis, and meat in times of need. Also, cows are the dowry that is paid by a groom’s family for a girl’s hand in marriage.