8 Beautiful and Functional Fair Trade Baskets and Woven Bowls
Baskets and woven bowls are a timeless, artistic way to decorate your home. Fair trade baskets and bowls are even better. The fair trade designation is important because it protects artisans by ensuring they have fairer wages and safer working conditions. It can also help consumers support communities in an equitable way with their purchases.
1. Java Rattan Baskets
Handcrafted by master artisans in Indonesia, each of these Java Rattan Baskets takes nearly two days to complete, and all are made start-to-finish in a fair trade environment.
2. Woven Harvest Basket
Designed and crafted by Mayan artisans, this intricate Woven Harvest Basket is handmade of pine needles and pajón, a native grass found near Lake Atitlán in Guatemala.
3. Natural Swirl Woven Bowl
This beautiful handmade Natural Swirl Woven Bowl, perfect for tabletop use or hanging on your wall, is made by Rwandan artists from sisal that is woven around sweetgrass.
4. Pakurigo Basket
This expertly crafted Pakurigo Basket is part functional, part work of art. Featuring the intricate design and techniques of Ghanaian artisans, the basket features a wave-like silhouette that few weavers are able to master.
5. Rosa African Basket Hamper
These Rosa African Basket Hampers are crafted by a community of more than 100 Wolof women and provides critical fair trade income for these women who face difficulty finding individuals to purchase their baskets locally. “Each artisan is able to work from the comfort of their own home and community. The fair payment they receive will not be reduced by traveling expenses, childcare costs, or haggled prices.”
6. Apple & Lemon Baskets
Handcrafted by artisans in Vietnam, this cheerful Lemon Rattan Wall Basket and Apple Rattan Wall Basket are sturdy, functional, and stylish. The neutral color and classic look of rattan will coordinate well with any other decor.
7. Seashore Nesting Baskets
8. Kampala Basket Tray
Hand-crafted by Ugandan artists who earn their living through traditional handcrafts, this neutral-toned banana fiber and raffia Kampala Basket Tray is perfect for entertaining or as a centerpiece.
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