Bring a splash of African style to your interiors with our range of sand and yellow striped baskets. These colourful striped baskets are hand woven in five different sizes by a small Kenyan weaving cooperative, and can be used as handy storage baskets for all over the home - think fruit baskets, jewelry baskets and desk tidies, large planters, bathroom storage and laundry baskets.
The women who create these natural baskets have woven from a young age: this meticulous, income-generating craft is passed along the female line in Kenya. Where once these weavers would travel regularly to Nairobi to sell their woven baskets in a broad range of designs, The Basket Room now provides them with regular and fairly-paid orders, and the weavers from this cooperative are especially adept at producing our own in-house sizes and designs.
The Basket Room places regular and fairly-paid basket orders with this cooperative, empowering women to earn a flexible supplementary income in the dry seasons where subsistence farming can fail to sustain the family’s needs. To buy one of our woven baskets is to actively support the weavers’ livelihoods, and our commitment to empowering women through fair trade.
Please note, as this is a handmade product, dimensions & colour may vary from those shown in the photographs.
FAIR TRADE & HANDMADE IN KENYA