AKWATIA: Large Green, Turquoise Laundry or Log Basket

£ 140.00
Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout.
Description

Glow up your fireside with the beautiful AKWATIA log basket, in size large. With elaborate patterns in green and turquoise, this tall woven basket is ideal for logs and kindling but can also be used as a laundry basket, a toy basket, or a storage basket for throws and blankets, yoga mats and workout equipment. Every log basket in this new collection is a one-off, designed by the weaver herself.

The AKWATIA log basket is handwoven from veta vera grass – a tall, tough and abundant material that’s sustainably sourced in Ghana. Weaving these log baskets brings women the unique opportunity to earn a second income, balancing their farming work, childcare and household duties within the supportive and ethical framework of the weaving cooperative they belong to. Want to know more about the Ghanaian weavers? Click here.

The cotton calico liners produced to fit our laundry baskets are manufactured by a social enterprise based in East London. These cotton liners are sewn by women facing multiple barriers to employment, being previously unemployed and with no prior work experience. These women have learnt exemplary sewing skills on free training programmes and now work to commission, costed at the London Living Wage. Choose to have your woven laundry basket with or without the liner!


Material:  VETA VERA GRASS

Dimensions: W45cm x H50cm

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

 

HANDMADE IN GHANA

Meet The makers