NAGBO: Small Pink, Brown and Blue Laundry or Log Basket

£ 105.00
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Description

Bring a splash of African style to your fireside with the NAGBO log basket, in size small. With intricate patterns in pink, brown and blue, 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.

This log basket is made from robust veta vera grass – an abundantly-growing raw material that’s sustainably sourced and perfect for producing super-strong basketry. For the majority of the women who weave these baskets farming is their mainstay, but pervasive drought in Ghana makes it difficult to budget sustainably throughout the year. Basket weaving brings these women opportunity to earn a vital second income within the dignified and fair trading principles 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!


Material:  VETA VERA GRASS

Dimensions: W33cm x H41cm

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

 

HANDMADE IN GHANA

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