Mielie Handbags

Inglewood Lavender imports gorgeous handmade bags from a prominent Cape Town designer I discovered during our family's circumnavigation.  I purchased my first beloved Mielie bag in a seaside resort boutique in Simon's Town, SA, and am constantly overwhelmed by the response from strangers whenever I am out in public now that I am back in the US!  Women flock to these eye-catching handbags and always stop to ask me about mine, and to touch it!


A selection of bags is available to purchase below - all custom-made exclusively for Inglewood Lavender Farm.  More bags in different designs and colors!   If you are in the area, email info@inglewoodlavender.com for a personal appointment to view all the bags in our current inventory.

 

Hand hooked from T-shirt factory remnants, these stunning bags are made by underpriviledged South African township women.  The weavers are paid fair, living wages, so when you buy a Mielie bag, you can be happy and confident you are not encouraging the exploitation of workers that is experienced in far too many places. The women can also weave from home without the worries of childcare and costs of commuting into the city from the townships. Unlike most inexpensive handbags found in the U.S., these bags are created in an equitable situation that works!

 

The Cape Town designer, Adri Schutz, does some really cool things for these township women, too!  She sponsors anti-domestic abuse and HIV programs, helps out with a community garden and township preschool.  Recently, she was able to provide fire extinguishers to the township houses - house fires are a major concern for the residents! Every bag purchased helps Adri and her team of weavers in many ways.

 

A fresh, modern twist to the ancient craft of hooked wool rugs. Bold colors and beautiful patterns with a material that begs to be touched and admired.  

 

Each bag is individually hand made, so no two are exactly the same.  They are true works of art!

 

Buy a Mielie bag today!

FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $120! For international orders, please email at info@inglewoodlavender.com for shipping costs and ordering instructions.

International Shipping Charges to Canada

$46.00

  • Available
  • Shipping Time: 1-3 business days1

Mielie Bag in Tortoise Hot Hot 5

The Mielie Bag is approximately 13" x 9" with leather handles and a zipper enclosure. Lined with 100% cotton polka-dot fabric in a matching color and has one interior pocket. 

 

All Mielie Bags weigh approximately 2 pounds.

$125.00

  • Limited Availability
  • Shipping Time: 3-5 business days1

Mielie Bag in Tortoise Hot Hot 4

The Mielie Bag is approximately 13" x 9" with leather handles and a zipper enclosure. Lined with 100% cotton polka-dot fabric in a matching color and has one interior pocket. 

 

All Mielie Bags weigh approximately 2 pounds.

$125.00

  • Limited Availability
  • Shipping Time: 3-5 business days1

Mielie in Organno Bright 1

The Mielie Handbag is approximately 13" x 9" with leather handles and a zipper enclosure. Lined with 100% cotton polka-dot fabric in a matching color and has one interior pocket. 

 

$125.00

  • Limited Availability
  • Shipping Time: 3-5 business days1

Mielie Bag in Stripe Bright on Black

The Mielie Handbag is approximately 13" x 9" with leather handles and a zipper enclosure. Lined with 100% cotton polka-dot fabric in a matching color and has one interior pocket. 

$125.00

  • Limited Availability
  • Shipping Time: 1-3 business days1

Mielie Heart Hot 4

The Mielie Handbag is approximately 13" x 9" with leather handles and a zipper enclosure. Each bag is lined with 100% cotton polka-dot fabric in a matching color and has one interior pocket. 

 

$125.00

  • Not Available

Mielie Heart Lagoon 4

The Mielie Handbag is approximately 13" x 9" with leather handles and a zipper enclosure. Each bag is lined with 100% cotton polka-dot fabric in a matching color and has one interior pocket. 

 

$125.00

  • Not Available

Mielie Maids in the Meadow 5

The Mielie Handbag is approximately 13" x 9" with leather handles and a zipper enclosure. Each bag is lined with 100% cotton polka-dot fabric in a matching color and has one interior pocket. 

 

$125.00

  • Limited Availability
  • Shipping Time: 1-3 business days1

Mielie in Concentric Square Bright 2

The Mielie Handbag is approximately 13" x 9" with leather handles and a zipper enclosure. Lined with 100% cotton polka-dot fabric in a matching color and has one interior pocket. 

 

$125.00

  • Limited Availability
  • Shipping Time: 3-5 business days1

Mielie in Tortoise Lagoon 6

The Mielie Handbag is approximately 13" x 9" with leather handles and a zipper enclosure. Lined with 100% cotton polka-dot fabric in a matching color and has one interior pocket. 

 

$125.00

  • Limited Availability
  • Shipping Time: 3-5 business days1

Mielie in Tilted Block Lagoon 1

The Mielie Handbag is approximately 13" x 9" with leather handles and a zipper enclosure. Lined with 100% cotton polka-dot fabric in a matching color and has one interior pocket. 

 

$125.00

  • Limited Availability
  • Shipping Time: 3-5 business days1

Mielie Tortoise Bright on Black 7

The Mielie Handbag is approximately 13" x 9" with leather handles and a zipper enclosure. Lined with 100% cotton polka-dot fabric in a matching color and has one interior pocket. 

 

$125.00

  • Limited Availability
  • Shipping Time: 3-5 business days1

Mielie in Wave Hot on Black 2

The Mielie Handbag is approximately 13" x 9" with leather handles and a zipper enclosure. Lined with 100% cotton polka-dot fabric in a matching color and has one interior pocket. 

 

$125.00

  • Limited Availability
  • Shipping Time: 3-5 business days1

Mielie in Wave Hot 1

The Mielie Handbag is approximately 13" x 9" with leather handles and a zipper enclosure. Lined with 100% cotton polka-dot fabric in a matching color and has one interior pocket. 

 

$125.00

  • Limited Availability
  • Shipping Time: 3-5 business days1

Mielie in Wave Hot 3

The Mielie Handbag is approximately 13" x 9" with leather handles and a zipper enclosure. Lined with 100% cotton polka-dot fabric in a matching color and has one interior pocket. 

 

$125.00

  • Limited Availability
  • Shipping Time: 3-5 business days1

Mielie in Organno Hot 1

The Mielie Handbag is approximately 13" x 9" with leather handles and a zipper enclosure. Lined with 100% cotton polka-dot fabric in a matching color and has one interior pocket. 

 

$125.00

  • Limited Availability
  • Shipping Time: 3-5 business days1

AJ Sheriff Daisy Hot on Lagoon

The AJ shoulderbag is approximately 13" x 5.5" with leather handles and a zipper enclosure. The 100% cotton lining is a matching polka-dot fabric with one pocket. Each bag is individually handmade and therefore unique - no bag is exactly the same as another! The outer cotton loops are made from cotton remnants from a t-shirt factory.

 

$95.00

  • Not Available

AJ Bag in Splash Lagoon

The AJ shoulder bag is approximately 13" x 5.5" with leather handles and a zipper enclosure. The 100% cotton lining is a matching polka-dot fabric with one pocket. 

 

$95.00

  • Not Available

Messenger in Tilted Block Africa 4

The Messenger Bag is approximately 14.5" x 10", just the right size to fit a laptop!

The leather strap is adjustable. There are two small leather buckle fasteners. The 100% cotton lining is of matching polka-dot fabric with a zipper pocket inside.

Extremely well constructed to last a lifetime!

 

Messenger Bags weigh approximately 3 pounds.

$150.00

  • Not Available

Messenger in Tilted Block Lagoon 5

The Messenger Bag is approximately 14.5" x 10", just the right size to fit a laptop!

The leather strap is adjustable. There are two small leather buckle fasteners. The 100% cotton lining is of matching polka-dot fabric with a zipper pocket inside.

Extremely well constructed to last a lifetime!

 

 

$150.00

  • Limited Availability
  • Shipping Time: 3-5 business days1

Messenger Bag in Tortoise Lagoon 4

The Messenger Bag is approximately 14.5" x 10", just the right size to fit a laptop! The leather strap is adjustable. There are two small leather buckle fasteners. The 100% cotton lining is of matching polka-dot fabric with a zipper pocket inside.  Extremely well constructed to last a lifetime!

$150.00

  • Limited Availability
  • Shipping Time: 3-5 business days1

Messenger Bag in Tortoise Lagoon 5

The Messenger Bag is approximately 14.5" x 10", just the right size to fit a laptop! The leather strap is adjustable. There are two small leather buckle fasteners. The 100% cotton lining is of matching polka-dot fabric with a zipper pocket inside.  Extremely well constructed to last a lifetime!

$150.00

  • Limited Availability
  • Shipping Time: 3-5 business days1

Messenger Bag in Tortoise Hot 4

The Messenger Bag is approximately 14.5" x 10", just the right size to fit a laptop! The leather strap is adjustable. There are two small leather buckle fasteners. The 100% cotton lining is of matching polka-dot fabric with a zipper pocket inside.  Extremely well constructed to last a lifetime!

 

$150.00

  • Limited Availability
  • Shipping Time: 1-3 business days1

Messenger Bag in Tortoise Hot

The Messenger Bag is approximately 14.5" x 10", just the right size to fit a laptop!

The leather strap is adjustable. There are two small leather buckle fasteners. The 100% cotton lining is of matching polka-dot fabric with a zipper pocket inside.

Extremely well constructed to last a lifetime!

 

$150.00

  • Not Available

Messenger in Tilted Block Hot 1

The Messenger Bag is approximately 14.5" x 10", just the right size to fit a laptop!

The leather strap is adjustable. There are two small leather buckle fasteners. The 100% cotton lining is of matching polka-dot fabric with a zipper pocket inside.

Extremely well constructed to last a lifetime!

$150.00

  • Not Available

Messenger in Organno Lagoon 1

The Messenger Bag is approximately 14.5" x 10", just the right size to fit a laptop! The leather strap is adjustable. There are two small leather buckle fasteners. The 100% cotton lining is of matching polka-dot fabric with a zipper pocket inside.

Extremely well constructed to last a lifetime!

 

$150.00

  • Not Available

Messenger in Organno Lagoon 3

The Messenger Bag is approximately 14.5" x 10", just the right size to fit a laptop! The leather strap is adjustable. There are two small leather buckle fasteners. The 100% cotton lining is of matching polka-dot fabric with a zipper pocket inside.

Extremely well constructed to last a lifetime!

 

$150.00

  • Limited Availability
  • Shipping Time: 3-5 business days1

Messenger in Organno Lagoon 4

The Messenger Bag is approximately 14.5" x 10", just the right size to fit a laptop! The leather strap is adjustable. There are two small leather buckle fasteners. The 100% cotton lining is of matching polka-dot fabric with a zipper pocket inside.

Extremely well constructed to last a lifetime!

 

$150.00

  • Limited Availability
  • Shipping Time: 3-5 business days1