Introducing AKOO: a beautifully hand woven bicycle basket with vibrant pink and green stripes adding a distinctly Ghanaian pop of colour. A unique and stylish bike accessory, designed in-house by The Basket Room.
Load your front basket with picnic treats and a comfy blanket or simply use it for picking up a few essentials when you pedal into town. Our woven bicycle baskets also attach to stairway banisters for storing away odds and ends, and can be fastened to bathroom and cot rails for keeping towels, toiletries and nursery toys all in one place. Woven by our partner weaving cooperative in Northern Ghana from wild veta vera grass, each bike basket takes around three days to weave once this grass is split, rolled by hand, and dyed in boiling water.
Our bicycle baskets each tell an important story about collaboration and sustainable living. In purchasing 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.
Each bicycle basket comes with a thank you card from the weaving co-operative that made yours. Want to know more about the people behind the baskets? Meet the weavers here.
Material: VETA VERA GRASS & LEATHER
Dimensions: W35cm x D25cm x H25cm (approx)
Each bike basket is supplied with two dark brown leather straps, as seen in the 5th photo (not attached to the basket).
If your basket gets wet, simply leave it to dry naturally and re-shape.
FAIR TRADE & HANDMADE IN GHANA