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Blue Dot African Boutique Basket

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  • These sturdy, stylish baskets are woven from natural grasses and salvaged strips of plastic in Senegal. The baskets bring together traditional weaving methods and modern recycled materials in a fun and whimsical way.

    Measures 8.5"T x 8.5"DT; size may vary slightly. Fair trade.

  • Since 2008, Swahili has worked with a group of talented Wolof weavers in remote Senegal to provide hampers and baskets woven from salvaged plastic strips and cattail stalks to stores around the world, including West Elm, Land of Nod, The Company Store, Garnet Hill and Anthropologie. Working together with the Peace Corps, Swahili and over 120 Wolof women prove that cooperative, home-based craft export is an excellent way for rural women to earn the fair trade incomes that build healthy communities.

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