"Tupia" is slang in Swahili for 'throwing in'. The TUPIA hampers are a beautiful and natural addition to your living space, lending a rustic and organic charm to your laundry room or bedroom. With a variety of designs and styles to choose from, you can select a handwoven laundry hamper that complements your personal taste and interior decor. These hampers are crafted by skilled rural women artisans from Southern Tanzania, showcasing their artistry and cultural heritage.
The TUPIA Hamper collection:
Customize your TUPIA Laundry Hamper
Choose from four distinctive designs and ten different colors, including natural, solid black, black & natural, brown, red, pink, yellow, green, purple, or rust. Lastly, you can select the leather color of your preference: black, chocolate brown, chestnut brown, or caramel brown.
100% handmade from 'Milulu' grass
The environmentally-friendly reed grass called "Milulu" is used for weaving the bags. The "Milulu" grows near streams, and the local women uproot, clean, and dry these grasses before using them for weaving the bags. We combine the skillfully hand-woven hampers with elements of high-quality Tanzanian leather. We carefully add the leather by hand to ensure the quality of the final product.
Sustainable & Ethical
When you choose a TUPIA hamper, you support sustainable and ethical fashion while contributing to positive social and environmental impacts. By making a purchase, you contribute to the full-time employment for over 300 previously unemployed rural women in Iringa and Njombe, Tanzania. Plus you help preserve their long-standing tradition of weaving.
Transparant & Personal
Vikapu Bomba believes that apart from being fair, trade should also be transparent and personal. That’s why each all of our products come with a label that features a portrait and brief story about the 'mama' (local woman artisan) who wove the tote bag. So you will know exactly where the products comes from and who made it.