Market Basket

Item# 06-0549
$34.00

Woven fair trade basket from Ghana

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Whatever sends you off to the market, our wonderful Market Basket will tote it all home for you. Designed with a sturdy handle and a thick base, you will get years of use out of them. Each basket holds an amazing amount of stuff, and yet keeps it all where you put it. Durably and consciously constructed by hand, designs will vary. Fantastic as an entryway catch-all as well. Made in Ghana.

Market Basket Features:

  • Sturdy handle and thick base
  • Roomy to hold an amazing amount of items
  • Can also be used as a decorative catch-all
  • Durable and constructed by hand by a Fair Trade group in Ghana
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12"H (including handles) x 15" diameter

 

PrintWe invite you on a cultural expedition around the world to connect you with remarkable people whose grace and skills inspire us and whose beautiful, fairly traded crafts will enrich your homes and lives.<br><br> Fair trade shopping empowers artisans with livable wages, skills training and sustainable business development, while helping to break the cycle of poverty. <br><br> <img src="/images/set_a/en_us/local/products/source/fairtrade_ftf.jpg">
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Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 34 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Versatile! I purchased this over 2 years ago (just getting around to my reviews) and it still looks brand new. Granted, I use it more for decor and not as a true market basket, but it still gets used. It hold my "coffee table" books when I want; it's used as a toy carrier and any other imaginary thing my little boys can think of when they want! (In fact, my youngest actually got it in the basket when we first got it and used it a car, spaceship and other vehicles! And it still held up!) The colors are nice and vibrant (wouldn't have been my choice but that's okay) and it is very sturdy! It's a bit stiff, but with regular use it softens. It's wide, deep and flat bottomed which I LOVE. A lot of baskets tend to narrow at the bottom like a funnel and thus causing less to fit in it. But not this one! The width at the top is the same at the bottom so it holds a lot of stuff. Just ask my boys! LOL! I love that's it's fair trade too and the funds go right back to the community. I've seen these elsewhere (and upon examination looks like the exact same thing) for more than twice as much in the well-known, large organic supermarket retailer (WF). I can imagine that the extra 50%+ in the price goes to their overhead. I'd rather get from Gaiam anyway where I know they work with the people in the communities AND have stellar customer service across the board! May 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Beautiful This basket is beautiful and practical. It's perfect for my current crochet projects and I'm planning to get a couple more to hold towels, magazines, etc. Very well made, functional and lovely to look at! March 13, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great product and gift! I have been to Africa several times and love handmade products! These baskets are beautiful and well-made! They met my expectations even though I didn't think they would! One is currently holding my new exercise materials. February 5, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lovely Basket Exactly what we were looking for ... farmer's market shopping, nice wide bottom so the produce doesn't skwish one another, but deep enough so the bread doesn't up-end itself out of the basket while walking! also perfect for transporting art class supplies to & from class... and i have another by the fireplace filled with magazines, and another filled with doggie toys. My only worry was whether I'd like the design/colors of the basket, but it is beautiful, navy weaving through and a green touch throughout the grass... Price is reasonable, I think. I've paid more in person at local markets, but haven't been able to find them lately. Only wear point to watch for is the handle attachment stitching... Great purchase... Fair trade all the way! February 3, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Baskets full of great quality! I love these baskets. I purchased three of them and they surprised me with the quality, material, and size. Very nice. December 26, 2011
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Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 34 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Versatile! I purchased this over 2 years ago (just getting around to my reviews) and it still looks brand new. Granted, I use it more for decor and not as a true market basket, but it still gets used. It hold my "coffee table" books when I want; it's used as a toy carrier and any other imaginary thing my little boys can think of when they want! (In fact, my youngest actually got it in the basket when we first got it and used it a car, spaceship and other vehicles! And it still held up!) The colors are nice and vibrant (wouldn't have been my choice but that's okay) and it is very sturdy! It's a bit stiff, but with regular use it softens. It's wide, deep and flat bottomed which I LOVE. A lot of baskets tend to narrow at the bottom like a funnel and thus causing less to fit in it. But not this one! The width at the top is the same at the bottom so it holds a lot of stuff. Just ask my boys! LOL! I love that's it's fair trade too and the funds go right back to the community. I've seen these elsewhere (and upon examination looks like the exact same thing) for more than twice as much in the well-known, large organic supermarket retailer (WF). I can imagine that the extra 50%+ in the price goes to their overhead. I'd rather get from Gaiam anyway where I know they work with the people in the communities AND have stellar customer service across the board! May 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Beautiful This basket is beautiful and practical. It's perfect for my current crochet projects and I'm planning to get a couple more to hold towels, magazines, etc. Very well made, functional and lovely to look at! March 13, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great product and gift! I have been to Africa several times and love handmade products! These baskets are beautiful and well-made! They met my expectations even though I didn't think they would! One is currently holding my new exercise materials. February 5, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lovely Basket Exactly what we were looking for ... farmer's market shopping, nice wide bottom so the produce doesn't skwish one another, but deep enough so the bread doesn't up-end itself out of the basket while walking! also perfect for transporting art class supplies to & from class... and i have another by the fireplace filled with magazines, and another filled with doggie toys. My only worry was whether I'd like the design/colors of the basket, but it is beautiful, navy weaving through and a green touch throughout the grass... Price is reasonable, I think. I've paid more in person at local markets, but haven't been able to find them lately. Only wear point to watch for is the handle attachment stitching... Great purchase... Fair trade all the way! February 3, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Baskets full of great quality! I love these baskets. I purchased three of them and they surprised me with the quality, material, and size. Very nice. December 26, 2011
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