Indigo Beach Bag gets it's unique character thanks to raffia. Raffia is a fiber from a giant leaves of a palm tree found in Madagascar. I have used a real raffia which is seldom found these days as it has been mostly replaced by plastic copies. You can easily knit or crochet from raffia, you just have to tie pieces together as it comes in different lengths. Various size of the yarn gives this bag a very native character. It is knitted in moss stitch using 8mm knitting needles. This is the ultimate eco friendly bag because it is 100% compostable.