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Slender Laurel Hamper/ Basket- Fair Trade, Educates Artisans- Eco-Friendly


This beautiful handcrafted slender white hamper/basket with rope handles is made by the amazing Wolof women artisans in rural Senegal. Over 100 women craft these beautiful baskets. bringing much-needed income to help support their families.  You can use it as a hamper or store blankets in it, or just as a decorative piece.

This modern African artistry entails weaving in the coil style by binding dried cattail stalks with plastic strips salvaged from a Dakar mat factory. 

Because this is a handcrafted item, each may vary slightly. 

Origin: Senegal

Size: 14"D x 30"T

Materials:  Typha (cattail) stalks, plastic 


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. 



  • Fair Trade
  • Sustainability
  • Socio-Economic
  • Business Training to Marginalized Producers
  • Eco-Friendly
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susan s.
United States
I recommend this product

Very well made & attractive

Very satisfied but wish handles were natural fiber instead of synthetic

Michael M.
United States United States
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Beautiful Laundry Hamper!

I have a small studio apartment with very little closet space, so I knew my laundry hamper would need to be out and visible, and it couldn’t take up too much floor space. This one fit my needs perfectly. It’s stylish and attractive, and it’s tall and slender so it doesn’t take up too much space. The order was delivered quickly and I’m very happy with my purchase!

Kate P.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Wonderful size, amazing quality

I absolutely love my basket. I’m using it in the living room to store extra pillows and blankets. It currently is holding 6 throw pillows and 5 throw blankets (with room to spare). I love that I can tuck away all the extras in a sleek stylish way.

Jamie M.
United States United States

Perfect oversized basket

These baskets were such a great find! Excellent craftsmanship, beautifully made and super functional. Love the height and size.

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