Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Bike baskets from The Basket Room

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
Not only are these bike baskets beautiful to look at but they are also beautiful where it counts....The Basket Room's unique Ghanaian bicycle baskets are designed in house and made by their partner weaving cooperative in Northern Ghana.  Made from natural materials and finished with leather straps, these beautiful and colourful bike baskets are ideal for Summer rides, small shopping trips, a cycle around town, study books and picnics!

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!

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