CHAFU: Blue and Maroon Bread Basket
We think CHAFU would look divine on your dining table. This fair trade bread basket is hand woven in Kenya from hand-dyed sisal grass. Featuring a bold blue and maroon stripe against a natural, undyed base, this ethical woven basket brings a burst of Kenyan colour to mealtimes.
The Basket Room works with a Community Based Organisation in Kenya to produce these woven bread baskets. This weaving collective produces unique woven bread baskets using their own designs and colourways, so each one is unique: made once and sold once.
Making and selling baskets within the protection of a cooperative empowers these female weavers to support themselves and their families through the dry seasons, when farming fails to make ends meet. Weavers are paid a fair wage for each woven bread basket they produce, and can work to their own schedules. Each unique woven basket comes with a little information about the cooperative who made yours - meet the weavers from this region HERE.
Dimensions: 20cm W x 8cm H approx
Please note, as this is a handmade product, dimensions & colour may vary from those shown in the photographs.
FAIRTRADE & HANDMADE IN KENYA
The weavers are our life force - the sheer spirit of THE BASKET ROOM and the raw talent behind every fair trade basket we sell. Every woven basket has been worked on exclusively by one weaver, and each basket is their very own work of art before it becomes yours. Woven meticulously over a number of days, your basket has accompanied its creator on their daily errands from home to field to farm, enabling the weavers to earn a precious second income without having to give up their other jobs and responsibilities.
We’ve searched far and wide to partner up with the most remarkable artisans and networks of weaving cooperatives in Africa. We’re proud and privileged to regularly spend time with them all - getting to know the people, the raw materials and the harvesting, dyeing and weaving processes, first-hand.
The weavers take centre stage. These are their stories. Listen and share.
Where Are The Baskets Made?