Dusky pink tones characterise this dreamy collection of ethically hand woven baskets. Introduce a touch of warmth to your office space, living room or bedroom with a blushingly beautiful small planter, floor basket or nursery basket that brings function and form in equal measure.
The SAUTI collection of natural woven baskets is new for 2019, by popular demand. Hand woven from sisal grass by a member of one of four rural women's weaving cooperatives in South Western Kenya, these tie-dye storage baskets come in three sizes - the smaller baskets make beautiful planters and flower pots whilst the larger sizes make storage baskets for toys, jewellery, desk stationery and bathroom products.
The craftswomen in this group of cooperatives are extremely skilled at weaving repeat patterns, using their tape measures to produce our set sizes and meeting weekly with their managers to arrange work, deliver completed orders and pick up wages. Sisal grass is purchased ready-rolled when orders are received, and the fibres are hand-dyed outdoors in large vats of boiling water.
These weavers are mainly subsistence farmers, so weaving takes place primarily during the dry seasons. To purchase one of our woven baskets is to become a part of our story: a journey of sustainability and ethics, empowering women to support their families with flexible, fairly paid work. Each basket comes with a thank you card from the cooperative who made your basket.
Please note, as this is a handmade product, dimensions & colour may vary from those shown in the photographs.
FAIR TRADE & HANDMADE IN KENYA
The Basket Room