We can’t get enough of these amazing woven woven trays from Rwanda.
Use them as a centrepiece on your kitchen table, hang them up as a beautiful and unusual wall decoration, or store treasured knick-knacks or children’s toys in them.
Made from sustainable and natural sisal, these highly versatile baskets are unique, beautiful and hard-wearing.
They make fabulous gifts for your loved ones or some nice treats for yourself.
Approx. 35cm (diameter)
Ethical and beautiful storage solutions for your home
Each basket in our collection has been crafted by women basket weavers in Rwanda, so you can be sure of their exceptional quality. And as they’re handmade, no two baskets will be exactly the same.
“A thing of beauty is a joy forever: its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness.” John Keats
Our colourful woven baskets certainly are not just useful, but also things of beauty. Buy them if you appreciate stunning and durable statement pieces in your home. They also make fantastic housewarming gifts!
To enjoy your basket for many years to come, please ensure you:
- Wipe them with a slightly damp cloth to clean them.
- Don’t machine wash (this would ruin your basket’s shape).
- Don’t leave in direct sunlight (this preserves the beautiful colours for longer).
About our weavers and Comfort International
Our craft group is made up of 12 widowed or orphaned ladies who lost their families during the Rwandan genocide in 1994.
After the genocide, they arrived in Kigali, where life continued to be a challenge for them. They were all deeply traumatised and struggled to make ends meet. , with little hope to live. But they had to eat, they had to get somewhere to live, and some had children they needed to provide for.
In 1996, the group started with only two ladies who started earning a living with their beautiful handicrafts. Since then, they met and trained other women with similar life stories and included them in their group.
They started selling their products locally in Rwanda until they met Callum Henderson from Comfort International, who was able to share their products outside of Rwanda.
Each of the ladies has special skills, which means they can produce something completely unique. Their lives have totally changed. Through their craft, some were able to buy homes and pay their children’s school fees.
They’re now one of the most successful projects supporting widows and orphans in Kigali.
To learn more, please visit Comfort International.
How your purchase can make a difference
Although the Rwandan economy has improved since the genocide, nearly 80% of Rwandans live on less than $3.20 a day, and over half live on less than $1.90.
Fairtrade benefits to communities
Your purchase will help support our craft group of Rwandan ladies as well as Comfort International, a Christian charity working with genocide survivors, street children, displaced people and child soldiers.