The Basket Room

THE BASKET ROOM

The two friends Camilly and Holly from England founded THE BASKET ROOM in 2014. The company stands for hand-woven, decorative storage baskets, shopping baskets and living accessories for you and your home. THE BASKET ROOM is based on the love of handicrafts, textiles and art as well as the desire to protect these traditions in the fast-moving modern world. The baskets from THE BASKET ROOM consist of very appealing colors and unique patterns and are manufactured under fair trade conditions.

With the production of these charming baskets, women in rural Africa receive a source of income. For this, THE BASKET ROOM works directly with weaving cooperatives for women. Each basket is an ethical, stylish accessory with a story.

Weaving the baskets enables women to pursue a profession that is not only culturally valuable, with a craft that mothers, grandmothers and great-grandmothers have taught them. The clean workmanship and stable quality of the baskets are proof of this first-class craftsmanship. The sale of these baskets helps these daughters and granddaughters to continue this craft and benefit from fair wages and decent working conditions. THE BASKET ROOM works as closely as possible with these weaver cooperatives to ensure that the principles of fair trade are met. This also means that the company is committed to ensuring that modern slavery does not exist in either its business or its supply chains.

The baskets are typically made from natural materials: from sisal plants to banana fiber to grass and plant leaves. That makes them very sustainable baskets. The small communities that weave the baskets often have local reserves. This includes the sisal plants from which they harvest their fibers before preparing them for weaving. Some baskets - like the Ghanaian ones - are made from a grass that is not cultivated but grows wild in the Sahel savannah. The English company always makes sure that dyes are natural wherever possible and are made from colors obtained from vegetables or tree bark. The bright colors, of which we only have a few in the KAUZANA shop, are derived from synthetic dyes. Recycling is also an issue at THE BASKET ROOM. The company strives to use recycled materials for the baskets, such as wool from used sweaters.

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THE BASKET ROOM

The two friends Camilly and Holly from England founded THE BASKET ROOM in 2014. The company stands for hand-woven, decorative storage baskets, shopping baskets and living accessories for you and your home. THE BASKET ROOM is based on the love of handicrafts, textiles and art as well as the desire to protect these traditions in the fast-moving modern world. The baskets from THE BASKET ROOM consist of very appealing colors and unique patterns and are manufactured under fair trade conditions.

With the production of these charming baskets, women in rural Africa receive a source of income. For this, THE BASKET ROOM works directly with weaving cooperatives for women. Each basket is an ethical, stylish accessory with a story.

Weaving the baskets enables women to pursue a profession that is not only culturally valuable, with a craft that mothers, grandmothers and great-grandmothers have taught them. The clean workmanship and stable quality of the baskets are proof of this first-class craftsmanship. The sale of these baskets helps these daughters and granddaughters to continue this craft and benefit from fair wages and decent working conditions. THE BASKET ROOM works as closely as possible with these weaver cooperatives to ensure that the principles of fair trade are met. This also means that the company is committed to ensuring that modern slavery does not exist in either its business or its supply chains.

The baskets are typically made from natural materials: from sisal plants to banana fiber to grass and plant leaves. That makes them very sustainable baskets. The small communities that weave the baskets often have local reserves. This includes the sisal plants from which they harvest their fibers before preparing them for weaving. Some baskets - like the Ghanaian ones - are made from a grass that is not cultivated but grows wild in the Sahel savannah. The English company always makes sure that dyes are natural wherever possible and are made from colors obtained from vegetables or tree bark. The bright colors, of which we only have a few in the KAUZANA shop, are derived from synthetic dyes. Recycling is also an issue at THE BASKET ROOM. The company strives to use recycled materials for the baskets, such as wool from used sweaters.