A few years ago I brought myself a vintage light purple Raleigh bike that came with a basket, which inevitably I decorated with plastic flowers and nicknamed Violet.
Out for this years summer debut I noticed that Violet's basket has now seen better days and needed replacing..... that is when i stumbled across the new baskets from 'The Basket Room', a great company that I own a beautiful handmade, fair trade storage basket from... used as toy storage (even garish plastic toys look cool in there)
The Basket Room is an ethical lifestyle brand, specialising in handwoven baskets and accessories made in Africa. Woven with vibrant colours & unique patterns, they work directly with weaving cooperatives in rural Kenya, Ghana & Tanzania.
|Awia bike basket from The Basket Room|
My favorite is the green Awia basket above....
Our partner weaving cooperatives have always been a strong hold of women, but in Ghana men also weave. Here are a group of talented weavers who make our bike baskets!