HAPA: Dusky Pink Colour Block Lidded Laundry Basket

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Meticulously hand woven, the HAPA lidded laundry basket boasts a raspberry pink and white colour block design, made from tightly woven, hand-dyed doum palm leaf. This collection comes in three sizes.

These beautiful and practical laundry baskets with lids have travelled from the shores of the Jade Sea on a journey of sustainable craft and ethical production. Each laundry basket in this very special collection is made by a weaver living on the shores of Lake Turkana in North West Kenya. This region is part of the renowned ‘Cradle of Mankind’, where some of the earliest evidence of human evolution has been found. It’s also an area notorious for its severe drought, which this arid land and its people have endured since the eighties.

Due to long term marginalisation, poor infrastructure and little integration with the wider Kenyan economy, many Turkana people live in relative poverty. In 1992, a Catholic charity started up a basketry craft project to help support the livelihoods of women in a number of settlements along Lake Turkana - and today 300 women from six local villages weave baskets as a means of income.

For many of these weavers, this work is the difference between putting food on the table, and relying on emergency relief. For this craft group to gain wider access to market – through increased basket orders from The Basket Room – means sustainable livelihoods and the growth of the Turkana economy. 

 

Material:  DOUM PALM LEAF

Dimensions:

S: H: 40-44cm | Dia: 40-44cm
M: H: 45-49cm | Dia: 45-49cm
L: H: 50-55cm | Dia: 50-55cm

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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11/01/2024
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ailsa A.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Love the laundry basket

Beautiful! Love it

21/11/2023
PT
Philippa T.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product

super service

I ordered the wrong size basket but Leila was very helpful and arranged for it to be collected and a smaller basket to be sent. Lovely basket with a lid, just right for granddaughter’s bedroom❤️

27/11/2023

The Basket Room

Thanks so much for your kind words and taking the time to leave us a review. We hope your granddaughter enjoys using it.

07/11/2023
JL
Joanna L.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product

Wonderful quality

This laundry basket is ideal for my daughters bedroom. It’s generous but we won’t grow out of it. It’s also a lot sturdier than I expected and can take a pile of books on top. Lid fits very satisfyingly too. Highly recommend.

09/11/2023

The Basket Room

Thank you so much for leaving us this positive review, we're glad the laundry basket is proving useful!

01/11/2023
TC
Theresa C.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product

Exactly what I ordered

Prompt response, basket exactly as in photographs, good quality. What more could I ask?

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09/11/2023

The Basket Room

Thanks so much for your positive review, we're really glad you like it!

12/09/2023
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Anonymous
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product

I love my new laundry basket!

It is hard to say how happy I am with this basket! It looks beautiful, is so sturdy and well made, and has a massive capacity! I am so pleased with my purchase - thank you, Basket Room :)

18/09/2023

The Basket Room

Thank you for your review, that's so lovely to hear! We hope you get many years of use out of it.

31/07/2023
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Anonymous
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product

Incredible quality

We are delighted with our purchase, the quality is just incredible and it’s a perfect size. This is our second purchase, we bought the smaller one for ours son’s bedroom and we were just so delighted with it we decided to upgrade our laundry basket and we couldn’t be more happy. Thank you Basket Room and thank you to all the brilliant men and women making these fantastic products.

04/08/2023

The Basket Room

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a lovely review. We are so glad to hear you are happy with the basket and want to thank you for your continued support.

31/12/2022
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Anonymous
United States United States
I recommend this product

Such beauty in a practical basket

Really love this beautiful basket! The color & quality are just perfect and it's a great size for so many storage purposes

03/01/2023

The Basket Room

Thank you for your lovely review! We are glad to hear you are happy with your purchase. Thanks for shopping with us at The Basket Room