Woven baskets are great for storage as they’re functional and decorative. A lot of parents need extra storage when it comes to their kids’ toys, but it doesn’t have to be a chore because it can be stylish, eco-friendly, and sustainable. Using Fair Trade woven baskets doesn’t only mean you’ll be getting environment-friendly products, but you’ll also be supporting the livelihoods of many artisans. Check out these seven beautiful woven baskets from Fair Trade!
Woven Baskets | 7 Fair Trade Products for Stylish Storage
1. The Basket Room’s Unique Fine Weave Baskets
The company sources their intricate designs from the talented weavers of Africa. You have two types of weaving styles to choose from: unique fine and traditional fine. The unique fine weave baskets are more colorful like this handwoven yellow and blue striped basket created by the talented weavers of Kenya. It can also be used as a decorative basket because of its bright colors.
2. The Basket Room’s Traditional Fine Weave Baskets
Compared to unique fine weave baskets, a traditional fine has more earthy colors, making it look decorative even with toys inside. A lot of their designs lean more on traditional weaving giving it an almost tribal effect. Their striking brown and black striped weave basket will be a perfect addition to a room making sure it’s tidy while looking fashionable.
3. Dhaka Handicrafts’ Teal Rectangle Basket
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Dhaka Handicrafts is a non-profit organization helping basket weavers from Bangladesh. Their motto is “producers first,” because they want to help them attain sustainability by marketing their beautiful products. You can store toys in their richly colored baskets and many of them have inset handles for an easy-breezy carry. This teal woven basket makes storage easy and elegant at the same time, which makes you want to put them on display rather than inside a closet.
4. CORR-The Jute Works’ Rainbow Bucket Basket
If you buy this rainbow woven basket, you are also helping women from Bangladesh support their families. Not only is it perfect as a toy basket, but it also adds a little pop of color in your home. Most of their baskets are made from a sustainable fiber called jute. CORR helped jute farmers find livelihood when they abandoned their harvest due to low prices. They help them produce high-quality, organic, and beautifully handwoven products.
5. Mai Handicrafts’ Three-Tone Seagrass Basket with Handles
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This neutral, blue, and green three-toned seagrass woven basket is ideal for carrying some of your child’s heavy toys. The seagrass used to weave the beautiful basket is used as a flat base to support heavy storage. The braided handles make it easier to carry around as you and your child tidy up their toys. Mai Handicrafts creates their fair trade products to support street children, single mothers, and ethnic minorities in Ho Chi Minh City. Most of their income also go to fund other projects.
6. Wolof Weavers of Senegal’s Rainbow-Striped Basket
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Most Fair Trade products are eco-friendly and sustainable, meaning you don’t have to buy a storage basket over and over again. The rainbow-striped basket is handwoven using recycled plastic and cattail stalks making this woven basket last for years to come. It’s also not much of a hassle when storing it somewhere else since it can fit in bookshelves and under your bed. Wolof Weavers support 100 highly skilled women from Senegal helping them have sustainable livelihoods to support their families.
7. Natural Iringa Pink Stripe Basket
These woven baskets are created by the female artisans in rural communities in the Tanzanian Southern Highlands. Buying these baskets empowers the people living in the Iringa region of Tanzania. This pink stripe woven basket is ideal if you want an ethical and chic storage to match your pink-themed home. You can buy the baskets by size, from small to large depending on how you want to tidy up your children’s toys.
Interested in seeing more of these Fair Trade baskets? Check out this video by Muenda Fair Trade!
Organizing your kids’ toys will no longer be a hassle. Instead, it can be very stylish. Using Fair Trade woven baskets also helps different communities support their livelihood. These beautiful woven baskets are more than just storage and decoration. These baskets support and improve the lives of different communities in a sustainable and ethical way!
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