Collection: The Basket Room

The Basket Room creates beautiful collections of handwoven, decorative storage baskets for the home. Woven with stunning colours & unique patterns, they work with small craft collectives in Africa to create ethical, stylish accessories with a story.

Specialising in handwoven baskets, bags and accessories made in Africa. Woven with vibrant colours and unique patterns, they work directly with weaving cooperation’s in rural Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. Their goal is to create access to market for these talented weavers, providing them with a sustainable income, recognition and preserving traditions. Many of the weavers rely on subsistence farming, but when crops fail during dry periods they turn to the art of weaving as an essential alternative revenue.

Basket weaving is a craft as old as mankind. For millennia, folk have been binding and plaiting natural fibres, weaving vessels of all shapes and sizes for trading, storing and transporting goods in. Anthropologists have found evidence of basketry buried beneath the pyramids of ancient Egypt, and with the help of explorers who have roamed the world for centuries, different methods and styles of basket weaving have reached all corners of the globe.

Buying these baskets helps ensure that daughters and granddaughters will continue to weave, and continue to benefit from the fair wages and dignified working conditions that come from working within a cooperative.
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  • The Basket Room Fine Weave Baskets
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  • The Basket Room Bread Basket
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    £24.00
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  • The Basket Room Natural Woven Storage Basket Set x3
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    £72.50
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  • The Basket Room Orange and Pink Shopper Bag
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    £59.95
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  • The Basket Room Natural Woven Striped Shopper Bag
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    £69.00
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  • The Basket Room Woven Fringed Bag
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    £74.95
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  • The Basket Room Blue Woven Tote Bag
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    £64.95
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  • The Basket Room XL Pink Woven Storage Basket
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    £45.95
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