Water hyacinth boat shaped basket

Water hyacinth boat shaped basket

£10.99 £6.59

This basket by Maison Bengal is made of Water hyacinth and very versatile. Handmade using natural materials – there may be slight variations in size/colour.

You can use it as a basket on the breakfast or dinner table, or it can be super decorative on the side table to keep your keys phone etc.

Maison Bengal is a fair trade and ethical company. Set-up in 2004 in order to help fight poverty in Bangladesh, working particularly with mothers and young women.

Working very closely with three fair trade organisations in the country, each one best placed to identify the most marginalised communities in their area and provide training in handicraft production. Working with each group separately to utilise their locally grown natural materials and develop their renowned traditional skills.

Using only locally grown natural materials such as jute and hogla (local sea-grass) Maison Bengal develop design ideas with close collaboration from her local fair trade partner organisations.

100% of all profits support the National Galleries of Scotland