These beautiful handcrafted Peace Corps checkerboard hamper/baskets are made by the amazing Wolof women artisans in rural Senegal. Over 100 women craft these baskets. bringing much-needed income to help support their families. You can use it as a hamper, for blankets or towels, or store toys or stuffed animals in it too!
This classic looking hamper has cut-out handles and a flat lid.
The 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.
Size: 17"D x 18"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
- Business Training to Marginalized Producers
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yes. we are using the baskets to store recyclable household items for children to use for art projects. The children can open the baskets easily and the bits and bobs are out of sight.