Beautiful and ethically hand-woven, the PILI laundry basket sports a chic grey band against a biscuit-coloured base. This laundry hamper is dyed using natural materials: soot and charcoal.
Woven by one of the most experienced members of the women’s weaving cooperatives in the rural Eastern Region of Kenya, this versatile laundry hamper is made from local sisal fibres. Its stiff leaves are harvested, rolled and dyed by hand before six days of weaving begins. Each laundry basket takes forty balls of sisal to complete, whilst two expert leather workers (known locally as ‘fundi’) produce the soft leather trim and handles.
Deep and strong enough for storing logs by the fireplace yet equally soft and supple enough for bathroom or nursery storage, this versatile laundry basket can be put to use all over the home as your needs change.
Buying one of our woven laundry baskets will help families make a sustainable living. By owning any of our woven baskets you become part of this narrative, directly supporting the weavers in becoming less dependent on the unpredictable nature of self-sufficiency farming. You can meet the weavers HERE.
Material: SISAL & LEATHER
LARGE: 40cm DIA x 40cm H
Leather used is a by-product of the food industry.
Please note, as this is a handmade product, dimensions & colour may vary from those shown in the photographs.
FAIR TRADE & HANDMADE IN KENYA