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THE BASKET ROOM

Vipi Lidded Laundry Basket Large - Sunflower Yellow + White

£122.00

Brighten up your home and laundry day with this beautiful Vipi 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 white and sunflower yellow colour would fit well in a modern style home or room.

HANDMADE IN KENYA.

NOTES

These fabulous laundry baskets have travelled across the shores of the Jade Sea and the deserts of North Western Kenya - along a transparent and ethical supply chain - to The Basket Room in the Cotswolds. To purchase a VIPI basket is to support the livelihoods of the Turkana people, supporting the growth of their developing economy.

is Kenya’s largest country and known for making up part of the famous ‘Cradle of Mankind’, where some of the earliest evidence of human evolution has been found. This is also a part of Africa infamous for severe drought, which the Turkana have suffered from since the eighties.

In 1992, a Catholic charity initiated a basketry project in Turkana, to help start to integrate this marginalised corner of Kenya with the wider Kenyan economy.  Today, 300 women from six local villages weave baskets here as a means of income, mostly taught the craft by their own mothers and grandmothers. 

DETAILS

Colour: Sunflower Yellow + White

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.