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THE BASKET ROOM

Pale Lidded Laundry Basket Large - Natural

£122.00

Bring a little joy to laundry day with the beautiful Pale laundry basket.

This lidded basket is nice and sturdy and is big enough to fit plenty of clothes, it also has handles which make it easy to carry. These baskets are also great to store toys, bedding, blankets or towels. The natural colour and simple style make it perfect for any style of home or room.

See more from The Basket Room here.

HANDMADE IN KENYA.

NOTES

These fabulous laundry baskets have travelled from the shores of the Jade Sea on a bold journey of sustainable craft and ethical production. The Turkana region of Kenya – its largest county - is part of the famous ‘Cradle of Mankind’, where some of the earliest evidence of human evolution has been found. It’s also a part of Africa infamous for severe drought, which this landscape has suffered from since the eighties.

In 1992, a Catholic charity started up a basketry craft project in Turkana to help combat the effects of long-term marginalisation, poor infrastructure and weak integration with the wider Kenyan economy.  Today, 300 women from six local villages weave baskets here as a means of income.

For many of these weavers, weaving these laundry baskets means the difference between paying school fees and not. For this collective to continue to thrive and grow means sustainable livelihoods for more families, and essential growth of the Turkana economy. 

DETAILS

Colour: Natural pale

Material:  Doum Palm Leaf

Size: 50cm D x 50cm H

Please note, as this is a handmade product, dimensions & colour may vary from those shown in the photographs.