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Black Braided Handbag


What if you could switch a cool and casual crossbody bag into a bold, formal handbag? You can. This Black Braided Handbag is a multi-purpose accessory that adds a dash of color to your entire outfit. The bag can be used as a handbag or worn as a crossbody. The black braided body make the bag as glamorous as it looks. The crocheted round handles and the generous tassel makes this the perfect plaid handbag for any occasion!

These bags have been hand-knitted and crocheted by Russian women who have inculcated the age-long, Russian traditional knitting skills that have been passed down through generations. At Equal Hands, we work with independent Russian women consistent with our Code of Ethical Production to bring you these exquisite creations by researching sustainable materials, modern hardware upgrades, and ancestral techniques. In doing so, we attempt to contribute to their economic development, women empowerment, and environmental conservation. 



Personalized and On-Demand

This item will be made when you place your order. You will receive something handcrafted especially for you. And you won’t be adding to a mass production process that inevitably harms the planet. Please allow up to 10-14 business days for production. We promise it's worth the wait. Want more customization? This item can be personalized. Ask us how.

Product Details

At Equal Hands, we consciously support local artisans of Russia in preserving a hand-crafted knitting technique that not only has a rich legacy, but is friendly to the planet. Maintaining cultural heritage based on eco-friendly craftsmanship and engaging in fair trade is our goal. 

  • Eco-friendly 
  • Black braided crossbody handbag
  • Round crocheted handles and tassels
  • Hand-made
  • Unique Style
  • Made of natural fibers 
  • Sustainable handbag
  • Made in Russia 


  • Width: 9 in
  • Height: 7 in
  • Short Handle: 12 in
  • Crossbody: 45 in
  • Depth: 3 in
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The Social Pillar

Equal Hands partners with artisans and organizations in underserved communities around the world to provide a dignified income and opportunities for talented makers. We also donate a portion of the purchase price to local charitable causes we support.

The Environment Pillar

We are very aware of the negative impact fast fashion and mass production has had on the environment. This awareness has led us to work towards offering the most environmentally sustainable and natural products that we can find.

The Economic Pillar

We strongly believe that empowered individuals hold the ability to break the cycle of poverty and that in particular, women need to be connected to opportunities so that communities can thrive.

This world, at times, seems too big for us. Massive amounts of energy going in the wrong directions. That inertia can seem overwhelming for one person. But one person, joining others can have an impact. Particularly when the impulse is pure and inspired by a thing of beauty. Our purchase decisions can change the planet’s fate and people’s lives for the better.

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