Courtney Fasciano and Erin Ryder founded handbag label Cesta Collective with the idea of empowering women, celebrating the incredible female artisans behind each bag by interpreting their craft in a modern way. Each basket takes 3 to 7 days to complete by hand using traditional Rwandan weaving techniques and finished in New York City, where the Italian leather strap and organic cotton lining are added. Every element from their Italian leathers to an organic cotton canvas, are carefully sourced in order to best compliment the incredible handwork of the women in Africa.