The twining method is used to create these African baskets: a process performed with two woollen elements bound around a central ‘stake’ of robust sisal grass. The jumpers are purchased from second hand clothes markets, taken home and washed, and unravelled into balls of separate colours which are kept in plastic bags. Each woven basket takes up to four days to complete.
To own one of our woollen baskets is to support the lost art of kiondo weaving and to become an important part of our journey. Ours is a tale of sustainability and craftsmanship, and we are proud to support the weavers in a truly fair trade, providing a reliable and flexible source of income for farming communities whose primary income can be unpredictable. Each ethical basket is supplied with a little information about the weaving cooperative.