Meet BRUU: the latest addition to our brood of beautiful woven Moses baskets. Boasting cool, minty green stripes on a natural sisal base, this ethical baby accessory also features white goat’s leather carry handles.
Most High Street Moses baskets are mass-produced from wicker or palm leaf, but BRUU has been hand woven (it takes three days) from indigenous veta vera grass. This robust grass – also used to make our bicycle baskets – creates sturdy baskets when woven.
It is our mission to build relationships with only the very best weaving cooperatives, and we’re thrilled to be offering more work to these talented weavers as our collection expands to these sustainably-produced Moses baskets. The weavers who produce these Moses baskets are typically women and mostly farmers, but poor rainfall and drought makes it increasingly difficult to make ends meet in East Africa. Basket weaving, and producing these exquisite woven Moses baskets, empowers women with the opportunity to earn a supplementary income.
Each basket comes with a foam mattress and cotton sheet or choose to upgrade to a natural coconut coir and wool mattress (made from hundreds of coconut fibres and recommended for newborn babies) and organic cotton sheet. You can even add a cotton liner to complete the set!
Want to know more about the people behind the baskets? Meet the weavers here.
Material: Veta Vera Grass & Leather
Dimensions: L:80cm x W:43cm x H:25cm (at hood) approx
It must be noted that these baskets are not carrying devices and should only be used on the floor or on a flat surface when baby is inside.
Please note, as this is a handmade product, dimensions & colour may vary from those shown in the photographs.
Complies with British Standards BS EN 1466
Suitable from birth until approx. 3 to 4 months (or until your baby can sit up unaided)
FAIR TRADE AND HANDMADE IN GHANA