Swahili African Modern Short Hardy Hamper Basket from Senegal

$110
Fair trade
Fair
Trade
Heritage
Heritage
Sustainable
Sustainable
Vegan
Vegan
Women Owned
Women
Owned
  • Handmade in Senegal
  • Materials: natural grass, upcycled plastic
  • Measures 18"D x 26"H; size may vary slightly.
  • Please note that all oversized items are final sale

Ships in late November. 

Using upcycled plastic strips and abundant natural grasses, Wolof women in Senegal weave these modern baskets which offer beauty and functionality. The hampers are new in 2017 and feature a tight coil stitch and excellent quality.

This laundry hamper has a slightly different shape than the previous hampers. Its flat lid fits snugly inside the basket top and includes a braided loop handle.

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.

Exchange + Return Policy
We offer free exchanges and returns within 15 days of delivery for all domestic orders. Items must be in original condition. All products are eligible for exchange or return except furniture, lighting, and oversized items (hampers and rugs), which are final sale. Discounted items are eligible for exchange or store credit within 15 days of delivery.

Domestic Shipping (inside the USA)

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 rugs), we charge a flat $50 shipping fee.

International Shipping (outside the USA)

Flat rate shipping ($15 - $89) depending on the total weight and destination. Please note taxes and duties are not included. Furniture is not eligible for international orders. All international orders are final sale.

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Final Sale Items
All furniture, lighting, oversized items and gift cards are final sale. All international orders are final sale. For more details on our shipping and returns policy click here.

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