A classic twining method is used to create these African baskets – two woollen elements are bound around a central pole of local sisal twine. The coloured wool comes from upcycled jumpers, purchased from second hand clothes markets and washed and unravelled at home. The weavers themselves decide which colours and patterns to use for each basket, enjoying full artistic license
You become a patron of this lost art when you purchase one of our woollen Kiondo baskets, and you also become part of our journey supporting Kenyan weavers through fair trade. Basket weaving provides a sustainable source of income to these weavers – largely farming communities – whose primary income can be unreliable. Each ethical basket is supplied with a little information about the weaving cooperative.