We’ve been searching a long time for fair trade African baskets and yesterday they literally dropped at our front door . . .
These baskets are special. Why?
Because they are handmade, beautiful, utilitarian, and eventually recyclable.
Because using a basket reduces the need for plastic shopping bags and other unnecessary packaging.
Because these baskets are ethically traded. Baz and Greggo, owners of The Baba Tree Basket Company, live and trade in Bolgatanga, Ghana, and bring the baskets directly to us in Vancouver.
Because the weavers of the Fra Fra tribe of northern Ghana produce the best quality baskets and the weavers are paid the highest prices for their work.
Because money paid for these baskets goes directly into the hands of the weavers, enriching their lives and ours.
Things you can do with your basket:
Take it shopping
Fill it with groceries
Fill it with flowers
Fill it with yarn
Bake bread, wrap it in a tea towel and carry it to a friend
Transport a home-baked pie—the flat bottom of the round basket works beautifully for pies
Give it to the cat for a bed
Let your toddler sit in it
Submerge it in a tub full of water to reshape
When it eventually wears out (which may take a long long time), throw it in the compost to recycle back to the earth.