Our Story

In September 2022, we made the move from the Netherlands to Togo, West Africa, to introduce our children to their Togolese background. It was here that we found a lot of inspiration, which led us to Wood & Cricket.

Our mission is to show the creative and artistic side of West Africa. By collaborating with talented professionals from the region, we aim to establish a platform where their skills are showed. Collaboration and knowledge sharing are at the heart of what we do, bridging our cultures together.

Each product carries a unique story, and we hope you like them just as much as we do.

Join us on this adventure and follow our story on Instagram, and read our blogs below.

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Discover our adventure of how we started with Wood & Cricket

Initially, we had planned to move to Togo, West Africa, with our children, Emma (5) and Semme (2), for a year of adventure. But now, our ticket has […]

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Behind the scenes: The faces behind the bags and collection of Wood & Cricket

Wood & Cricket is renowned for its unique, handcrafted bags and collections inspired by cultural diversity and craftsmanship. But what actually lies behind our end products that you [...]
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Wax prints: History, global Influence, and fashion

The history of Wax prints (often referred to as African prints) is a journey through time and culture, where textiles and tradition come together. From the early colonial [...]
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The Making of Our New African Handmade Bag Collection Summer 2024

Before our handmade bags hit the stores and appear on the website, there are many steps involved in bringing our new African collection to life. It all starts [...]

Discover Unique Handcrafted Bags and Gifts at Wood & Cricket!

At Wood & Cricket, it's all about uniqueness, quality, and collaboration with professionals from West Africa. Our collection of handmade African bags and accessories make perfect gifts for [...]

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