Baskets are one of the most utilitarian items we can have in our home. Whether you're hosting a dinner or trying to tidy up your office, baskets are the perfect solution! All of our baskets are ethically made by artists using traditional weaving methods and eco-friendly materials. From Rwanda to India, each basket is a symbol of dignity as it provides fair trade employment to marginalized individuals while promoting self sufficiency and sustainable development through market development, training and education. 

Here are a few of our favorite uses of baskets around the home:

1. Hiding Away Your Daily Baubles

We all have that table by our door that we throw our keys, change and whatever we may have accumulated during the day into. Our Blue Lidded Basket is perfect for this occasion and even has a lid to keep all those odds and ends out of sight!

2. Colorful Serveware

Whether it's a casual BBQ or your holiday dinner, elevate your ho-hum bread basket with an ethically made basket like our Dijon Dancer Basket. Not only will it add a pop of color to your tablescape, but is also a great conversation piece about socially conscious issues and the art of handmade items!

3. Decorating Around Your Home

Let's face it, there are some baskets that are so pretty, they deserve to be showcased around your home. Our Iris Hope Basket and Taupe Hope Basket are a beautiful blend of color and design. PLUS! They come with a handy hanging hook that make it extra easy to place on a wall and quickly take them for when you may need to use them.

4. In The Bathroom

Do away with stuffing your vanity drawer with washcloths and take this opportunity to use them as decor. Our Cactus Hope Basket is the perfect vessel to showcase all of your beautiful textiles that are just too pretty to keep hidden away.

5. Kitchen Storage

We can think of daily instances when we grab a basket to use in our kitchen. From holding fruit to storing those fresh baked muffins, our Iris Hope Basket is there to answer the call!


March 09, 2017 by AMERICAN NOMAD