Operation PLANET BASKET | strong wicker baskets
Probably the strongest and definitely the greenest wicker baskets on the planet !
These extremely strong log baskets, from operation Planet Basket, are woven from, unbleached, wild rattan vines. The large log baskets have 4 handles so they can be lifted by two people. The handles are woven into the structure of the basket so they do not drop off.
The strong wicker baskets have a beautiful natural colour because all the rattan is used, including the darker waste rattan that cannot be sold to rattan factories in Java and China. The baskets are woven to a traditional design used by the indigenous Dayak communities to collect rubber and fruits in the rainforest. They are shower proof and tough and will last for years in the house or garden.
The rattan vines are cultivated and gathered in the rainforest without causing damage to the forest.
Emily is working with the local Dayak villages to develop rattan products that can be exported directly to the global market. Weavers workshops have been set up on the edge of the rainforest enabling the community to add value to the rattan they cultivate.
The Planet Basket workshops are part of a larger rainforest conservation initiative called the Katingan Project, a 200 000 hectare Ecosystem Restoration Concession (ERC) in central Kalimantan. The aim is to develop a sustainable rainforest management solution which includes the indigenous communities and in doing so reduce greenhouse gas emissions and safeguard the extraordinary biodiversity in the region.
Our baskets are all handwoven from unbleached, wild rattan
Wildash London is a luxury soft furnishings & home accessories brand based in Notting Hill, West London.
PASSIONATE ABOUT PROVENANCE, every Wildash product tells a story and is made to the highest standards with materials that are traceable in every sense of the word.
Ethical and environmentally conscious, all materials used in the production of any piece in the Wildash range are also fairly traded, ensuring economic empowerment to communities around the world. Finally, the entire Wildash collection is designed and hand-finished here in Britain.
281 Portobello Road
The Painted Attic is a studio/shop specialising in painted furniture. Emma loves hand painting old furniture transformng it into something unique and individual, always at affordable prices. As well as the pieces in the shop which are for sale, commissions are also taken. There is a wide choice of colour, style and stencils available to ensure your old furniture is given the new lease of life it deserves.
7-11 Overstrand Road
Red Dot Gallery is situated in the centre of the lovely North Norfolk town of Holt famous for its array of independent shops; you’ll find us just across the High Street from Bakers and Larners.
Showing an eclectic mix of original art, exclusive editions, sculpture, ceramics along with a selection of gifts and cards. You’re quite likely to see dancers from the world of ballet, characters from the plays of Shakespeare, animals and birds from folklore and legend, dogs on beds and off, chickens running and cockerels turning, a pig in a barrow or sheep idling just outside our front door – two floors of colour and creativity.
7 Fish Hill,
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