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Often used as laundry hampers, these lovely baskets are woven in West Africa using plastic strips and natural grasses. Each basket includes a fitted lid and cut-out handles.
We work with the Peace Corps to extend the reach of weavers in Senegal beyond their saturated local markets to homes across the US. The baskets are fair trade and the artisans are well compensated.
Measures 14"D x 19"H; size may vary slightly. Questions about shipping? Visit our Shipping FAQ.
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.