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KAHAKARI is a responsible start-up diligently selecting materials and applying different techniques in order to create bags that beautify your life. We hope you feel comfort and pleasure when you are in company with a KAHAKARI bag.

Our bags are thoughtfully made with having the ecological balance, the makers and you in mind.



The artisans of the current collection are re-wrap and trama textiles.

The WFTO (World Fair Trade Organisation)-member re-wrap has an expertise in handmade organic cotton products and developed their own seed-to-shop cotton approach for making a positive impact on people and the environment.
Trama textiles is a home-grown weaving co-operative with 400 weavers across the highlands of Guatemala. Weaving is an ancient Mayan art form that is celebrated in Trama designs.

KAHAKARI uses natural resources and fibres efficiently:
creating with leftover and discarded fabrics
cloth is re-purposed
use of recyclable materials
simple packaging that contains recycled materials
sea shipping is preferred to air shipping

Ethical creating:
our production partner re-wrap supports local farmers in producing organic cotton + trades directly with them > that's good for human and environmental welfare

trama textiles uses organic and locally produced cotton thread

secure humane working conditions (fair and living wages + annual bonuses, safe and comfortable working places, flexibility to work from home, training facilities, family health insurance, co-operative structures)

application of natural dyes brewed from roots, flowers, leaves and fruits
use of GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) approved pigments and dyes

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Transparency: we work directly and closely with the makers

Slowing down: considering and utilizing ancient artisan techniques + ancestral knowledge helps us to create bags that are durable, distinctive and genuine


High-quality experience: crossover thinking, scrutinizing processes and solution-focused creating enable us to build value

Frankly spoken, the KAHAKARI approach is not perfect but we aim to better it with time. We consider ourselves being on a learning journey.


The brand name KAHAKARI reflects the essence of our approach - blossoming by continuous improvement. KAHAKARI derives from the German word ANFANG (beginning) + the founder's first name KUSUM.

ANFANG (beginning) refers to the activity of rethinking which we consider as an crucial factor in improving and creating value. Rethinking induces the beginning of something different or new.

KUSUM is of Indian origin meaning flower/blossom.