Our love of raffia is tied mainly to its natural beauty, and to the fact that it is a natural fibre. That it is crocheted by hand and biodegrades safely back into the earth makes us love it even more. We also love its texture and crunch- -it is earthy and a little bit wild.

For our new collection, panels of raffia are hand-crocheted so no two pieces will be the same.  Each bag will be unique and original. We have collaborated with experts in their craft to bring our designs to life in the Chloe bucket bag, the Issy crossbody pouch and the Brigitte - a large shell shaped tote.

Our leather is custom made for us by a Gold LWG (leather working group) tannery meaning it is of the highest standard and meets all sustainability benchmarks.  The leather is made specifically for this Raffia Collection and the colours have been carefully considered to complement the raffia superbly.

How to Care & Repair your Raffia Accessories

Owning a Cecily Clune raffia bag is a mark of style and sophistication. Each handcrafted piece is unique and made with special care by our artisans to ensure its longevity as a wardrobe staple.
By consciously caring for your accessory with correct handling, storage and maintenance you can preserve its beauty, extend its life and in turn reduce your environmental impact.
With this care guide you can enjoy your new raffia bag for many years to come.


Fortunately, raffia has a natural resin and while it may start to break down and soften after a while, you can help reactivate the natural resins by using a little steam.

Note: The resin might be visible when you steam darker coloured raffia. Simply brush it off with a soft dry cloth or brush once it’s dry.Stuff the bag with colourless, acid free tissue paper.

Use a domestic iron on the steam setting or a traditional clothes steamer. Steam the outside of the bag until warm and slightly moist to touch. Make sure the iron plate is about 10cm away from the bag; don’t let the iron directly touch the bag.

Reform the bag to the desired shape with your hands whilst the bag is drying naturally.

Allow to cool and dry naturally in a well-ventilated area out of direct sunlight.

  • Trimming:

    If your bag has developed small fly away fibres, you can easily trim them with a sharp pair of scissors or snips; This won’t cause structural damage or unravel the bag.

  • Cleaning:

    Spot clean using a soft cloth, cold water and mild detergent then allow it to dry naturally. Consult a dry cleaning professional for stain removal.


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