Swahili African Modern Senegalese Tall White Bongo Hamper Basket

$170
Fair
Trade
Heritage
Sustainable
Vegan
Women
Owned

• Handwoven from cattail stalks and plastic
• 25"T x 18"D
• Please note all oversized items are final sale
• Handmade in Senegal
• PREORDER FOR DELIVERY IN LATE SEPTEMBER

These laundry hampers are handwoven by more than 100 rural Wolof women. Crafting baskets allows women to earn income from the comfort of their community. Using abundant and renewable cattail stalks bound with salvaged plastic strips procured from a local mat factory, the women hand-weave each of these hampers. 

Swahili African Modern showcases the brilliance of modern African design through an exquisite collection of artisan-crafted home decor. All Swahili African Modern’s baskets and hampers are hand-woven by the Wolof women of Senegal who are traditional, artisan basket weavers. Each basket and hamper is made with natural cattails and reeds, accented by colorful strips of plastic from used prayer mats.

Swahili African Modern’s women artisans weave baskets from the comfort of their villages and are paid well above the living wage. Through the creation of these heritage products, Swahili African Modern helps the Wolof women find a more secure market for their handmade baskets and build greater prosperity in the region. As a result, women have become the primary source of income for their families and communities. Since Swahili African Modern began working in Senegal in 2008 they’ve helped the Wolof women sell thousands of their baskets to stores and individuals around the world. Swahili African Modern is fair trade certified by Fair Trade Federation.

Domestic: Free shipping on all orders. 15 day return/exchange policy on all full price products, except furniture, lighting, oversized and discounted items. All furniture, lighting, earrings, swimsuits, underwear and oversized items are final sale. Discounted items are eligible for exchange or store credit within 15 days of delivery.

International (outside the U.S.): Flat $29 shipping for all orders under 4 pounds. Flat $89 shipping for all orders over 4 pounds. Furniture is not eligible for international orders. All international orders are final sale.

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