Fashion is nowadays available to a bigger group of consumers than ever before; prices are extremely low due to mass-production and standardisation. Although buying fashion items is made extremely easy, finding out how the product is made can be incredibly hard. Usually the tag tells where the product is made and from which materials.
The tradition of weaving baskets in Makueni region in Kenya started in the early 1930's. The women weaved baskets for various uses, such as shopping, carrying goods in the markets, storing food, spices and water, and giving as gifts at weddings. However, the main use for baskets was during the harvesting season to carry fruits and vegetables.