The French Backpack

The perfect bag for a long day where you may want to switch between a backpack and handbag. Keep your essentials close in this stylish handwoven backpack that exudes European charm. The leather handles make for a comfortable grip that will hold up over time and the convenient leather straps add an element of luxury to a beautiful and practical accessory.

In France, people continue to use French baskets to go to the market and do their shopping and our French basket collection makes the perfect accessory for visiting your favorite Virginia farmer’s market or winery. Using the DoumDoum palm leaf of Morocco, the leaves are picked at the same time as dates are harvested. Then, to support women in the economy, the basket models are shared to the makers who weave the baskets by hand at their homes, oftentimes in winter, when there is less to do outdoors. All basket hulls made by the artisans are sorted, washed and dried then stored in the Marrakech workshop where they are further transformed by craftsmen who carefully add the leather and details. A French basket is a product made entirely by hand, with natural and biodegradable materials, making it the ideal bag, ecological, durable and also beautiful.