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Summer Raffia Bags to inspire you

Raffia is a fantastic material for summer bags. In addition to being an eco-friendly, sustainable fibre, it is light, breathable and goes so well with casual warm weather clothing. Last year, the Prada Raffia Tote made instagram headlines with their simple minimalist totes, with many fashion influencers modeling them on the beach as well as in the city. If you’re in the mood for an earth-friendly raffia bag, here are a few others I’ve rounded up as inspiration.

Prada Raffia Tote Bag

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This tote bag with a soft, deconstructed design is made of raffia, a material of natural origin imbued with a summery mood.

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Mango Raffia Shopper Bag

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As part of their “Committed Collection” - products that have been produced using sustainable fibers or processes, reducing their environmental impact.

COS Mini Raffia Bag

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COS does raffia beautifully, every season. Minimalist, basic, yet with impact. This mini raffia bag is hand woven with comfortable leather handles and is finished with a scooped shape making it easy to wear all day long.

Sabrina Goh’s Chris shoulder bag is hand-crocheted from a plant-based raffia in a distinctive single crochet pattern. (source :

There are many other handmade artisans who love to work with raffia as well. This raffia shopper is handmade locally in Singapore and is a classic piece that can be used in this tropical country the whole year round. In addition, you’d be supporting a local handmade crafter!

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