Borneo is an island divided among three countries Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei. It contains one of the oldest rainforests in the world and is one the last remaining natural habitats for the Orangutan. The population in Borneo mainly consists of indigenous groups. The weaving of rattan is a cultural tradition in Borneo that has been passed down for centuries. Women typically weave while socialising with their tribe members. The rattan is both flexible and durable and has many uses in everyday life in Borneo.
HANDMADE IN BORNEO
Handwoven with love and care from sustainably grown sea grass by artisans from a traditional sedge weaving craft village in North Vietnam. The colour of bag is a natural yellow hue, no painting or chemical dyes. If the basket you receive is slightly green, this is due to being newly harvested, this will slowly turn yellow in daylight.
Seagrass is a renewable material commonly used in furniture and handicrafts, and is woven like rattan. The seagrass is farmed from a commercial plantation to minimise damage to the environment.
HANDMADE IN THAILAND
Crafted by artisans across Africa to showcase traditional crafting methods updated for modern life.
Our supplier is a member of the Fair Trade Federation, a group of like-minded companies and organisations that adhere to:
- providing fair payment to workers in developing nations
- educating artisans and workers to increase their potential for advancement
- ensuring the rights of children
- developing products and processes that protect and conserve the natural environment
- promoting fair trade as the standard in commercial exchanges
HANDMADE IN TANZANIA