WALEWALE: Large Brown and Black Laundry or Log Basket

£ 140.00
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Description

Makeover your fireplace and bring splash of Ghanaian colour and texture to the home with the WALEWALE log basket, in size large. With tribal patterns in brown and black, this tall basket is ideal for keeping logs in but works equally well as a laundry basket, a toy storage basket, or a basket for throws and blankets, towels and bedding. Every handwoven log basket in this new collection is a designed by the weaver herself and each one is different.

This large log basket is made from veta vera grass – also known as ‘elephant grass’ - a local raw material that’s sustainably sourced and perfect for producing durable basketry. Weaving these large log baskets brings women the opportunity to earn a vital second income, balancing their farming work, childcare and household duties within the supportive and ethical framework of the weaving 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: W46cm x H51cm

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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