NUKTA: Turquoise Check Lidded Laundry Basket
Our journey into sustainable style began in Kenya, and the lion’s share of our woven baskets are Kenyan-made. Whilst every region of Kenya boasts its own rich natural bounty, each cooperative we partner with offers expertise in its own unique form of basketry. Weaving, dyeing and grass-rolling techniques differ across the regions as much as basket shapes, patterns and structures. These precious crafts are woven through the generations within families - passed along continuous thread from mother to daughter - protecting and preserving an art form as old as man.
Vast and colourful, vibrant and bursting with natural beauty and style, our fair trade baskets are as eclectic as their homeland and its people. From sisal grass to doum palm, banana leaf fibres to palm leaf, each weaving cooperative works with what is locally available and only what can be sustainably sourced, to produce beautiful baskets which are 100% Kenyan made, and ethically produced. All cow hide bag tags, straps, and basket labels are made from leather sourced as a by-product of the food industry. Natural dyes come from pounded roots, bark and vegetables of the region, whilst all synthetic dyes are sustainably sourced.
From the Kamba tribe to the camel-herding Ariaal pastoralists of Northern Kenya, you can read more about the lives of the Kenyan weavers we work with - and the wonderful baskets they produce - below.
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Who Made Your Basket?
Lovely basket but an odd size
Love my new laundry basket. Beautiful colour and well made but I had wanted something a little taller rather than this, which proportions make it short and rather square.
The Basket Room
Thanks for your review and we are sorry to hear you are not fully satisfied with your laundry basket. Due to the handmade nature of the item the measurements do vary slightly. We do have an alternative laundry basket with handles, which is taller but not as wide if you would like an exchange. Please do email firstname.lastname@example.org who will be happy to advise further.