Tawa Group

Empowering Women Through Sustainable Weaving

Crafts with Meaning is honored to collaborate with the Tawa Group, a dedicated collective of women artisans from Makueni County, Kenya. Specializing in the art of weaving baskets using sisal and polythene, these women create stunning multi-colored bags in various shapes and sizes, each infused with the vibrant spirit of their community.

Artistry and Innovation

The artisans of the Tawa Group are renowned for their creativity and craftsmanship. Using locally-sourced sisal and polythene materials, they skillfully weave intricate patterns and designs, transforming humble materials into functional works of art. Each bag is a testament to their talent and innovation, with the process of weaving taking approximately two weeks to complete.

Community Collaboration

The Tawa Group exemplifies the power of community collaboration and mutual support. Through their practice of table banking and welfare initiatives, they have cultivated a strong sense of solidarity and camaraderie. By pooling resources and supporting each other, they have created a sustainable model of economic empowerment that benefits the entire community.

Sustainable Practices

Crafts with Meaning is committed to promoting sustainability and environmental responsibility in all aspects of our work. The partnership with the Tawa Group aligns with our commitment to sustainability by supporting artisans who utilize eco-friendly materials and traditional weaving techniques. By investing in the craftsmanship of the Tawa artisans, we contribute to the preservation of traditional knowledge and promote sustainable livelihoods in rural communities.

Empowering Women

At Crafts with Meaning, we believe in the transformative power of entrepreneurship to uplift women and communities. The partnership with the Tawa Group provides these women with opportunities for economic independence and self-reliance. Through their weaving skills, they are able to generate income to support themselves and their families, breaking the cycle of poverty and creating a brighter future for themselves and future generations.

Impact and Empowerment

Through our collaboration with the Tawa Group, we have witnessed the profound impact of empowerment and entrepreneurship. These women artisans have not only honed their craft but also gained confidence, resilience, and a sense of belonging. By supporting the Tawa Group and other artisan communities, Crafts with Meaning is helping to create a more equitable and inclusive society where women are empowered to thrive.

Join us in celebrating the talent and resilience of the Tawa artisans and supporting their journey towards economic empowerment and community development. Together, we can make a lasting difference in the lives of artisans and communities around the world.