Care for your basket

We've come up with some top tips for keeping your basket happy and healthy:

 

SISAL

  • Be careful when stacking your baskets as this can alter their shape.
  • If your basket gets squashed, don’t panic, you can remould it by spritzing lightly with water and draping over a bowl or pot of a similar shape.
  • Keep your basket dry, they’re all made from natural materials so will deteriorate it they get damp.
  • If using your basket as a plant pot, be sure to either line it with a thick plastic or keep your plant in a smaller plastic pot on a saucer.
  • Keep away from direct sunlight to keep the colours bright. The dyed sisal will fade if exposed to strong sunlight, although this effect can be really pretty!

 

RECYCLED WOOL & SISAL

  • If you need to wash your basket, handle with care! Hand wash in a sink or bucket full of cold- warm water (not hot!), that is comfortably warm to the touch, adding a mild soap such as Woolite. Gently massage the fabric until it appears to be clean, then rinse the fabric with clean water until suds no longer appear. To dry, place the basket onto a towel and gently fold the towel over it to extract excess water and/or simply hang the basket to drip dry. Do not twist or wring as this can lead to the basket being pulled out of shape.
  • Keep your basket dry, they’re all made from natural materials so will deteriorate it they get damp.
  • Keep away from direct sunlight to keep the colours bright. The dyed wool will fade if exposed to strong sunlight, although this effect can be really pretty!