ELMINA: Medium Black and Red Laundry or Log Basket

£ 120.00
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Bring a pop of African style and texture to your fireplace with the ELMINA log basket, in a medium size. With elaborate bands of black and red, this tall woven basket is ideal for logs and kindling but equally suited to being a laundry basket, a toy basket, or a storage basket for rugs and blankets. Every woven log basket in this new collection is a unique work of art, designed by the weaver herself.

The ELMINA log basket is produced from sturdy veta vera grass – a local raw material that’s sustainably sourced and makes for super-strong basketry. Basket weaving brings these women opportunity to earn a vital second income to support their farming work and domestic duties, within the dignified and ethical framework of the cooperative. 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!


Dimensions: W40cm x H45cm

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



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