Swahili African Modern

Seaside Stripes Large Laundry Hamper Basket

$176
Fair trade
Fair Trade
Heritage
Heritage
Sustainable
Sustainable
Vegan
Vegan
Women Owned
Women Owned

• Please note this product is final sale due to its size and shipping weight
• Handwoven with cattail stalks and upcycled plastic
• 16"D x 26-28"T
• Crafted in Senegal

Wolof women in the West African nation of Senegal update traditional coil weaving methods by enlivening natural grass baskets with colorful strips of plastic salvaged from a mat factory. Cattails grow abundantly in rural Senegal, so women can earn a sustainable income from basket weaving while enriching homes around the world with modern African craftsmanship.

These amply sized laundry hamper storage baskets feature braided plastic handles and a snug-fitting removable lid. Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

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.

15-day hassle-free returns for U.S. customers
You can return or exchange eligible full-price items purchased on Made Trade for a refund or store credit within 15 days of receiving your order. Please fill out the Exchange/Return Request Form to initiate a return or exchange, and a member of our Customer Support team will promptly be in touch. All returns and exchanges must be unworn, unwashed, unused, and in original condition with tags.

Return shipping is free for exchanges or returns for store credit. There is a $5 shipping fee for each item returned for a refund. Discounted and sale items up to 40% off are eligible for exchange or store credit within 15 days of delivery.

Final sale items
Furniture, lighting, oversized items (hampers and large rugs), gift cards, all underwear bottoms, and face masks, sale items discounted 40% or more, and international orders outside the contiguous United States are final sale. 


Domestic shipping (inside the United States)
Free shipping on all orders over $75 and flat $6 shipping on all orders under $75 (Continental United States). For orders of oversized items to Alaska, Hawaii, Guam or Puerto Rico (hampers and some large rugs), we charge a flat $50 shipping fee.

International shipping (outside the United States)
Flat rate shipping ($19 - $89) depending on the order total. Furniture is not eligible for international orders. All international orders are final sale. We do not ship furniture or most oversized items outside the United States. Shipping furniture to Alaska, Hawaii or U.S. territories may incur an additional fees. Contact us at support@madetrade.com for more details. Please note that any duties, taxes, import fees, or carrier brokerage fees incurred in the destination country are the recipient’s responsibility.

Free U.S. shipping
on orders $75+
1% donated to a
grassroots organization
All shipping is
100% carbon offset

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