Fair Trade Opal Gray Striped Round Basket
Ethically Handmade African Basket From Uganda
This gorgeous, versatile home decor piece from Kazi Goods will capture the attention of every guest and family member.
These perfectly sized round baskets are not just gorgeous wall art but functional home decorations. The possibilities are endless. Style it on a shelf for additional storage in your home office, add it to your coffee table for a globally inspired feel, or use it as a serving bowl for your favorite fruit. This fruit bowl is also great storage for keys and mail on your entryway furniture. Most commonly, this woven basket is exquisite, ready to hang wall art with a hand-stitched loop on the back.
You will keep wanting more of these chic bowls!
These delicately textured and woven baskets were made by groups of women in intimate communities across Uganda in an ethical, fair trade environment. They use the raffia plant and banana fibers to weave them together.
Materials: Raffia, Banana fibers
Dimensions: 12"D x 3.5"H
Why we love this African basket
This basket is ethically crafted and locally sourced, and the artisans use natural fibers and organic dyes to sustainably make it. Your purchase works towards alleviating poverty and unemployment in East Africa while supporting artisans in their pursuit of greater things.
Avoid soaking, if spilled on and soaked, ensure to pat dry and air out, or mold could build up and the natural dyes could run.
Made of natural fibers and grass; do not submerge in water. If necessary, use a damp cloth to wipe or spot clean. Avoid using chemicals or detergents.
Due to being all natural fibers, keep dyed products out of direct sunlight for long periods of time to avoid natural fading. All natural products with little or no coloring do well in direct sunlight.
When you buy from KAZI, you support artisans in marginalized communitties by giving them fair wage employment. The company also donated proceeds to NEST, which is building a new handworker economy to generate global workforce inclusivity, improve women's wellbeing beyond factories.
Kazi is a home goods and decor brand that works alongside artisans to create beautiful, handmade pieces. They empower craftsmen from Rwanda, Uganda and Ghana by economically supporting marginalized communities and assuring them fair wage jobs. They believe that each sold product can truly change your life and theirs. All products are handcrafted using traditional techniques and using only natural, sustainable materials.
Truly Ethical Crafting
Global artisan work is notoriously unregulated, underserved, and unprotected. KAZI is currently one of only five companies to carry the Nest Seal of Ethical Handcraft on their treasures — the highest standards for assessing artisan homeworker production and supply chains. So when you purchase this treasure, you can feel good knowing everything is ethically made in a home or small workshop.