Swahili African Modern Large Silver and White Prayer Mat Hamper

$170
Fair trade
Fair
Trade
Heritage
Heritage
Sustainable
Sustainable
Vegan
Vegan
Women Owned
Women
Owned
• Handwoven cattail stalks and upcycled plastic
• 16"D x 26-28"T
• Sold singly
• Please note all oversized items are final sale
• Handmade in Senegal

    This laundry hamper is handwoven by an association of more than 100 rural Wolof women in the West African nation of Senegal. Swahili African Modern helps extend the women's reach far beyond their saturated local markets to homes across America. 

    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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