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Medium Striped African Hamper

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  • Often used as a laundry hamper, this colorful basket is woven in Senegal using natural grasses and blue, green, and white plastic strips. Each large basket includes a fitted lid and braided handles.

    The baskets are carefully crafted by experienced Senegalese craftswomen and designed to last for decades.

    Fair trade. Measures 21"-22"H x 14"D; size may vary slightly.

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  • 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 proven way for rural women to earn the fair trade incomes that build healthy communities.

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