Emily Readett-Bayley who lives in Norfolk when she is not in Indonesia set up “Operation Planet Basket “ in 2012 and this is a nice feature about the project in the local Let’s Talk magazine.
*Please note that the Katingan Project rain forest concession is 350, 000 acres not hectares
Let’s Talk writer Charlotte Philcox discusses the long tradition of basketry in Norfolk and around the globe.
Log baskets from Operation PLANET BASKET were a great success at Greenbuild 2017. Emily sold out of small baskets and plenty of Norfolk woodburner owners bought the giant baskets for bulk log storage. They also attracted the attention of buyers and gardeners from The Kelling Estate and Felbrigg Hall . Everyone noted the quality and strength of these extra strong Log baskets and their green credentials and contribution to rainforest regeneration in Borneo
Emily Readett-Bayley’s Log baskets from operation PLANET BASKET sold well at the Aylsham Show inspite the sweltering summer heat distracting the Norfolk farmers from their Autumn preparations !
Everyone noted how strong and well made the Rattan baskets were and their eco friendly credentials and positive contribution to reforestation in the lowland peat rainforests in Indonesia .