Large Hamper Baskets from Senegal Fair Trade Made in Africa

$180.00

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Large Hamper Baskets from Senegal Fair Trade Made in Africa

$180.00

Color

Product description

African laundry hampers bring beautiful modern artisan craftsmanship to homes around the world. Handwoven by an association of more than 100 rural Wolof women in the West African nation of Senegal, these useful storage baskets are woven in the coil style by binding dried cattail stalks with plastic strips salvaged from a local mat factory. The combination of natural and synthetic materials beautifully displays modern African artistry. Cattails grow abundantly in rural Senegal, so women can earn a sustainable income from basket weaving while enriching homes around the world with modern African craftsmanship.

These amply-sized laundry hamper storage baskets feature braided plastic handles and a snug-fitting removable lid.

Approx Dimensions: 16-19 in W x 26-30 in H

Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

Crafted from: Typha (cattail) stalks, plastic
Made in: Senegal

We believe that hardworking African artisans, producers, and export agents hold the key to their own personal success and that the path to success requires a steady, committed pace. We can extend each artisan's channel of trades from local markets to the global marketplace, all the while providing them with options to work from the comfort of their own homes and communities. Secure in the knowledge that the fair payment they receive will not be reduced by traveling expenses, childcare costs, and haggled prices, most artisans in the network promote their family's future by using earnings to put food on the table and pay educational expenses for their children.

Fair Trade Federation, a group of like-minded companies and organizations that adhere to:
providing fair payment to workers in developing nations
educating artisans and workers to increase their potential for advancement
ensuring the rights of children
developing products and processes that protect and conserve the natural environment
promoting fair trade as the standard in commercial exchanges