We work with a network of hundreds of artisan partners in 15 African nations to bring you handcrafted baskets, home decor, and unique gifts. Founded in 1995 and a proud member of the Fair Trade Federation.
Senegal Hampers & Baskets
South African Zulu Baskets
Uganda & Rwanda Baskets
When we started working with Wolof weavers in Senegal (pictured) in 2007, via a project with the Peace Corps, the women were vocal about what they needed: reliable orders so they could earn a reliable incoming weaving in their villages, without losing a day hauling their goods to the markets.
As a fair trade business, our goal is to form respectful, long-term partnerships with artisans. They can count on us for pay that is reliable, fair, and prompt (including deposits up front). Your orders are an indispensable part of this cycle, making it possible for us to order time and time again from these artisans.
Handwoven in modern African style, our Senegalese baskets and laundry hampers beautifully blend functional storage with artful decor.
Since 2008, we've partnered with a talented group of Wolof weavers in rural Senegal, West Africa. The weavers craft baskets ranging from tiny and cute tabletop baskets up to extra-large hampers. Their beautiful baskets are a long-time favorite of our customers!
The weavers work in the traditional coil method, using thick stalks of natural, fast growing cattail to form the body of the basket. Designs are formed as they interweave colorful strips of plastic, which are upcycled off-cuts from a Dakar mat factory. Wolof women take pride in their craftsmanship and ability to help provide for their families using this traditional skill.
Handwoven Ukhamba and Izimbenge baskets are artfully crafted by Zulu weavers in South Africa.
These are actual photos and reviews from some of our happy customers.
This basket is amazing, much better than I expected. The workmanship is excellent. Shipping was quick. Thanks so much!
This basket is great for all of our throw blankets in the living room.
I could not be more pleased with this basket—true to size, color, and pattern, and absolutely stunning. Beautiful quality and so special!
This is a beautiful, well-made basket that looks exactly as pictured. I am very happy with this basket and the company service.
I love this basket. It is so beautifully made and came with a little card with the name of the woman who made it. Highly recommend and great service!