MTEJA: Purple Stripe Woven Shopper

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£ 105.00
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MTEJA is a striped woven shopper made from Kenyan sisal, with horizontal stripes of purple and sapling green above vertical stripes of purple and soft yellow. With its soft leather carry handles, this is a carry-all for every occasion. Use yours as an everyday handbag with plenty of room to pack for weekend breaks, market trips, and beach days – they come in two handy sizes.

The women who produce these woven shoppers are led by chairlady Mbeti who set up this weaving group single-handedly. She now manages twelve weaving groups with over thirty weavers in each group – virtually all women whose mothers and grandmothers have taught this traditional, income-generating craft. Bold Mbeti built a weavers’ centre with her savings, and it’s from here that she runs production, stores basket weaving materials and supplies, and prepares completed orders for shipping.

These orders keep her hundreds of weavers in regular work, and able to provide for their own families through this flexible, portable and sociable craft.

 

Material:  SISAL AND LEATHER HANDLES

Dimensions

LARGE - 40cm W x 25cm - 30cm H x 24cm D / 16" W x 10" x 12" | Handle Drop: 15cm / 6" 

JUMBO - 50cm - 60cm W x 35cm H x 32cm D / 20" - 23" W x 14" x 13" | Handle Drop: 16cm / 6.4" 

 

Please note, as this is a handmade product, dimensions & colour may vary from those shown in the photographs.

 

HANDMADE IN KENYA  

Delivery Info

 

EUROPEAN CUSTOMERS

For parcels to European destinations please allow 5 days for delivery. 

We are pleased to announce that from 22nd July 2021 we will be sending all European customer orders delivered duty paid (DDP). This means most EU based customers will no longer have to pay any additional import duty or taxes before receiving their orders.

Due to in country export changes the following countries will be subject to additional charges to receive their order. We will also require a personal tax number for dispatch:

Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, Italy, Spain

UK DELIVERY

We aim to dispatch all orders within 1 working day*, once your payment has been confirmed.

For orders £20 and under:

  • Royal Mail Tracked 48 at £ 2.95
  • Royal Mail Tracked 24 at £ 3.45
  • DPD Standard (1-2 working days) at £ 4.95
  • DPD Express Next Day (order by 2pm) at £6.95
  • DPD Express Next Day by 12pm (order by 2pm) at £12.95
  • DPD Saturday Delivery (order by 2pm on the Friday) at £10.95

For orders £20.01 and over

  • DPD Standard (1-2 working days) at £ 4.95
  • DPD Express Next Day (order by 2pm) at £6.95
  • DPD Express Next Day by 12pm (order by 2pm) at £12.95
  • DPD Saturday Delivery (order by 2pm on the Friday) at £10.95

FREE Delivery for orders £100 and over

  • DPD Standard (1-2 working days) FREE

Free Click and Collect:

  • Available from our Oxfordshire based office (address below) select pickup option at checkout. Pick up available during office hours of Monday to Friday 9am-5pm, you will be notified by email once your order is ready for collection.
The Basket Room
9 Worcester Rd Ind. Estate
Chipping Norton
OX7 5XW
Tel: 01608 239482

*Please note orders to N.Ireland & Highlands will take 2-3 days from dispatch.

 

INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY

We deliver worldwide, postage prices are based on the total weight of your order, calculated at the checkout. Most services are sent Tracked & Signed unless otherwise stated.

Please note, most countries will charge import duty on goods over a certain value, it is the buyer's responsibility to pay any charges that occur on importation at destination. 

If you cannot see your country listed, please contact sales@thebasketroom.com to provide you with a shipping quote. 

 

WHAT IF IT DOESN'T ARRIVE

It is very rare that items will get lost in the post. If there is no sign of your basket after 10 days, the plan of action is:

  1. Check the shipping address on your order confirmation.
  2. Check with your neighbours – sometimes the courier will leave parcels with your close neighbours.
  3. If no luck, please contact us and we will try to help solve the problem

 

COLLECTION FROM AN EVENT

Collection of your baskets direct from a fair or event that we're exhibiting may be possible. Please phone Holly on 01608 239482 to arrange it with 48 hrs advance notice. In this case, postage costs will be refunded.

 

CANCELLATION OF ORDER

You have the right to cancel your order, however if the order has already been processed and shipped by The Basket Room, you will need to follow the standard returns procedure. Please let us know as soon as possible.

 

HANDWOVEN BASKET DISCLAIMER

All of our baskets are exquisitely handmade in remote rural corners of Africa using natural materials, one piece at a time, with no two baskets the same. Although every effort is made to create only the best product, there may be natural blemishes or bumps and curves in places, as well as patches of dirt that can be sometimes noticed on the recycled wool sisal mix baskets. These should not be misconstrued as flaws, but are what make each basket a handmade product, charming and unique. 

In addition to this, as each basket is individually hand woven some variation in size and colour may occur. If you need a specific size please let us know prior to placing your order. By purchasing this product online, you agree with these disclaimers.

 

STORING YOUR BASKET

If your basket gets wet, simply leave it to dry naturally and re-shape. When not in use, we recommend storing somewhere completely dry and warm (and damp proof!) 

As dyes are natural, colours may fade over time if basket is in direct sunlight.

Please be aware as the baskets are made of grass any areas in the home where there may be moisture in the air could cause your basket to grow mould. 

When using our baskets as planters or to cover plastic pots, please ensure a plastic dish is used in the bottom to catch any excess water as the sisal may rot and dyes may run.

 

RETURNS

If you decide you don’t like your basket we will be happy to accept returns, and refund you for the item as long as it is returned to us within 21 days of purchase. Returned products must be in the same condition as was received, complete with original swing tags and labels attached. Where possible, please include a note or brief reason for return. Unfortunately we can’t refund the cost of shipping and we do require you to pay for the postage of your returned items. Used or customer damaged items cannot be refunded or exchanged. We advise you to send this as recorded post, or keep a copy of proof of postage in the event that the package goes missing.

If your basket arrives with you damaged from the post on it's way out to you, and you would like to return it, we will of course be happy to reimburse for the item and the cost of shipping as long as you let us know about the damaged basket within 1 week of receiving your item/s.

All returns should be sent to:

The Basket Room
9 Worcester Road Industrial Estate
Chipping Norton
OX7 5XW
Tel: 01608 239482

Please note if a safe place of delivery is requested, we cannot be held responsible for any damage or theft of items.

 

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05/10/2023
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Anonymous
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product

bag

beautiful product would recommend to anyone, feels great carrying it and love the texture, colours and that it is so lovingly hand made

09/10/2023

The Basket Room

Thanks so much for your kind words and positive review, it's much appreciated!

09/09/2023
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Anonymous
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product

Lavender stripe woven shopper

I love this bag and delivery was really fast. Well made

11/09/2023

The Basket Room

Thank you for your review! We hope you enjoy using your new bag!

18/07/2023
JG
Judith G.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product

fabulous!

Really quick delivery. Packaging good. Basket beautiful. Strong and sturdy but pretty. Used for shopping and for the beach. Would use the Basket Room again.

18/07/2023

The Basket Room

Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We hope you enjoy using your new bag!

18/07/2023
SV
Sarah V.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product

Love it

Excellent in every way: notification were regular, the basket arrived quickly and very well packaged. I loved the ticket telling me the name of the woman who wove it.

18/07/2023

The Basket Room

Thank you for your review. We are glad the bag was well received and we hope you enjoy using it! Thanks for shopping at The Basket Room

20/06/2023
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Anonymous
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Gorgeous shopper

Very happy with speedy delivery and quality of the baskets

23/06/2023

The Basket Room

Thank you for leaving us a review, we hope you enjoy using you new bag!

25/05/2023
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Anonymous
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product

Beautiful

Excellent service & products! I absolutely love my baskets & would like to pass on my congratulations and thanks to the fabulous ladies who made them. You’re all very talented! Keep doing it you’re awesome

02/06/2023

The Basket Room

Thank you for your lovely review! We will pass on your comments to the team in Kenya! Thank you for shopping with us at The Basket Room

16/05/2023
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Anonymous
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product

Useful and lovely

Swift delivery and great basket. Thanks

19/05/2023

The Basket Room

Thank you for leaving us a review, we hope you enjoy using your new basket bag!