Fair trade from Senegal, this handcrafted basket is a lovely storage solution for toys, towels, and knitting supplies.
Each basket measures 18"L x 10"W x 11"T and features a bold, yellow stripe design. The basket is hand-woven by Senegalese artisans using natural grasses and salvaged plastic strips. We work directly with these amazing women to bring new designs to a US market.
The sale of each basket helps to improve the well-being of many African homes while also beautifying yours.
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.