Woven Travels Journal
Our Ethical Mother's Day Gift Guide 2023
It feels great to be EIGHT!
Happy birthday to us – oh and what a year it has been! Eight years ago today Holly and Camilla took a little stand at the Country Home & Living Fair and The Basket Room was born. Here’s a quick rundown of some of our milestones over the past twelve months...
ORGANIC MODERN TREND
Woven Summer Essentials for 2022 (and 2023, 2024, 2025...)
Choose Woven Wedding Gifts For Those 'Tying The Knot'
In basket weaving as in love, two single threads are twined to form one strong bond. Now call us biased, but we can’t think of a more meaningful wedding gift than something handwoven. Whether you’re buying for friends or family or creating your own wedding wish list of independent and handmade treasures, here are some suggestions from us…
The Best Woven Basket Bags For Summer 2022 & Beyond!
Like sliding into a pair of espadrilles or putting on your trusty sunglasses, throwing a basket bag over your shoulder feels like a glorious rite of passage every year. And that time has come around once more: the summer season has officially begun, and after two interrupted summers and endless cancelled plans, we (and our basket bags) are back with a bang in 2022!
Meaningful End of Term Gifts for Wonderful Teachers
End of term and the summer holidays are looming, and class Whatsapp groups up and down the country are beginning to discuss thank you gifts for school teachers. For those heroic teachers who have navigated our children through another tricky year of the pandemic, we want to acknowledge their care and commitment with an end of term present that’s truly meaningful and useful, whether it’s a joint present or an individual gift from your family.
Open Sale Weekend | 25th - 26th June
Thoughtful & Unique Father's Day Gifts
Look no further for thoughtful and unique Father’s Day gifts – check out our carefully curated gift guide with something special for every father figure you want to honour this Sunday. Plant papas, dog daddies, gardening gurus and outdoorsy types all catered to, and not a novelty (and by that we mean: throwaway) gadget to be seen! Every piece in this collection is woven to last and crafted with care – true modern heirlooms they will love and use for years to come.
United in Craft - The Making of The Utopia Collection
Last week we talked about the concepts behind the collection, so this week it feels like time to tell the story of the bags’ production. Basket weaving is naturally the craft that we talk about most at The Basket Room, but leatherwork is another traditional craft we champion, as well as brass work. Read on to find out a little more about the skilled work that has gone into each basket bag once woven in rural Kenya.
NEW Summer Bag Launch - The Utopia Collection
Brand new for summer 2022, we are thrilled to bring you The Utopia Collection. A hopeful project born out of the winter UK lockdown, these luxury Kenyan-made bucket bags, totes and crossbody bags were dreamed up by The Basket Room co-founder Camilla Sutton and British designer Hannah Harrison - whose previous clients include Lulu Guinness, Paul Smith and Jigsaw.