BOLGA: Handcrafted Oblong Multicoloured Bike Basket

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Introducing BOLGA: a beautifully hand woven bicycle basket with turquoise, pink, coral and burnt orange tribal patterns for a Ghanaian pop of colour. 

Woven by our partner weaving cooperative in Northern Ghana from an indigenous crop known colloquially as ‘elephant grass’, each bike basket takes around three days to weave once the grass is split, rolled by hand, and then dyed in boiling water.

Our bicycle baskets each tell an important story about collaboration and sustainable living. To become an owner of one of our woven baskets is to become a part of our journey, 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:

Regular: 32CM w x 23cm D x 25cm (approx)
Small: 29CM w x 19cm D x 25cm (approx)

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 damp proof!)

As each basket is individually handmade, some variation in size and colour may occur.

 

FAIR TRADE & HANDMADE IN GHANA 

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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28/05/2024
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Alexandra P.
South Africa South Africa
I recommend this product

Never received my order

Paid a huge amount in shipping. Never got a valid tracking number. Never got my order

28/05/2024

The Basket Room

Dear Alexandra, I apologise that you did not receive the tracking information for your order or did not find it worked for you. It was sent to you by email on 13th May but perhaps it went into your junk email. I have emailed it to you again directly now. I understand it must be frustrating to have received a request to review your purchase before having received it. To explain, this is an automated process, set to send a certain number of days after an order is fulfilled, however we ship from the UK and freight times to South Africa are longer than our average order transit time. Your order was shipped 2 working days after receipt of the order, has now cleared customs and should be delivered later this week. We'll keep an eye on the tracking to ensure it does get to you. Best wishes Anna

20/05/2024
FG
Fiona G.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product

Handcrafted basket

This is a beautiful basket and I loved the story behind it of the makers but I have to say the packaging was appalling. When it arrived the box was squashed and ripped right through to the basket. The basket was squashed which I am still trying to shape, this wasn't helped in that there was no packaging at all around it. I know we are all trying to cut down on packaging but given the price and structure that it needs some protection for travelling. Had it not been in the sale I would have sent it back but as I said it's a beautiful basket.

21/05/2024

The Basket Room

I'm so sorry to hear that the packaging had been destroyed to that extent. You are correct in that we are trying to use the least packaging possible in all our deliveries and the majority of orders sent in this way within the UK arrive safe and sound. Obviously something went wrong here though and I will be raising this with our courier. In the meantime I have send you a postage refund and please accept our sincere apologies. The basket itself should be able to reshaped using a little water - this allows the fibres to be remodelled into shape and does not damage the basket as long as it is left to dry throughly afterwards. I hope that helps, Best wishes Anna

11/01/2024
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Anonymous
United States United States
I recommend this product

More lovely in person

Excellent and easy ordering and delivery. It was a gift but I kept it and gave a different one to a friend.

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25/01/2024

The Basket Room

Ah we're really glad you liked it so much! Thank you for your review.

28/02/2023
CB
CC B.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Big basket! Beautiful quality

Love the bike basket. Beautiful construction and vibrant colors. Much bigger than expected. Leather quality on straps is great. I work in leather and was expecting a split or relatively cheaply made straps, but these exceeded expectations. Highly recommended!

01/03/2023

The Basket Room

Thank you for your lovely review! We are so glad the basket exceeded your expectations! Enjoy using your new bike basket!

03/04/2022
A
Anonymous
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product

Superb

Excellent quality and speedy delivery.

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06/04/2022

The Basket Room

Thank you for your review and sending the photo, the basket looks fabulous on your bike! Thanks for shopping with us at The Basket Room