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Set of 2 White Rainbow Diamond Handwoven African Cattail Decorative Storage Basket, Fair Trade

$130.00
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These baskets are perfect to hold your knitting supplies, craft items, kids toys and more!

This colorful storage basket set is handwoven by the Wolof women in Senegal by binding cattail stalks with strips of plastic recycled from prayer mats or purchased new at the mat factory in Dakar.

The result is a useful piece of handcrafted decorative art that brings together natural materials, traditional weaving methods, and modern recycled materials in a fun and whimsical way.

 

Sold as a set of two. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

Origin: Senegal

Size:  Small- 13"D x 7"T,  Large- 16"D x 9"T

Materials:  Typha (cattail) stalks, plastic 

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Member of The Fair Trade Association. Providing fair payment to workers in developing nations, educating artisans and workers to increase their potential for advancement ensuring the rights of children, developing products and processes that protect and conserve the natural environment. 

Lends over 33 million pounds yearly to both producers in developing nations and the buyers who distribute their goods worldwide.

They provide business training to marginalized producers, furthering the sustainability of cooperative investments. Working with producers across Africa who value their natural environment and employ sustainable methods of production. Artisans are required to abide by local and export regulations governing the legal harvest of hardwoods to ensure compliance with U.S. import standards and to uphold proper management of their local forest resources. Artisans are encouraged to utilize materials fully by converting scraps into salable products Artisans are encouraged to utilize recycled, reclaimed and highly renewable materials in product design, and to isolate new sources of low-cost materials. 

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IMPACT:

  • Fair Trade
  • Sustainability
  • Socio-Economic
  • Business Training to Marginalized Producers
  • Eco-Friendly
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