operation PLANET BASKET | strong wicker baskets
Large wicker baskets can be used as log baskets, laundry baskets, recycling baskets or rattan planters
Baskets made from rattan by operation PLANET BASKET are probably the strongest wicker baskets on the planet as the handles are woven into the main frame !
We have now SOLD OUT of all our baskets except our extra large baskets size 85 x 75 cm but if you don’t live in a Scottish castle they may still be of use as they can be used for log storage and decanter baskets. You can bring a stock of logs indoors to dry and produce much lower carbon emissions.
Contact us to buy one direct on +44 1263 519042 or click here to see stockists.
We work with indigenous Dayaks and other marginalised farmers living in and around the rain forests of Indonesia who for centuries have cultivated rattan vines and used the strength of rattan to fashion wicker baskets made to last in an extreme environment. Operation Planet Basket is a small but essential part of the the Katingan Mentaya Project one of the largest ecosystem restoration initiatives in the world. We work directly with the local community to help them maximise their rattan resources and make sure our baskets don’t cost the earth.
Operation PLANET BASKET is a small but critical part of the Katingan Mentaya Project, an important ecosystem restoration concession in Indonesian Borneo. We aim to add value to the local rattan industry and in doing so create vital revenue for people who would otherwise have little or no alternative to illegal logging, clearing rain forest with fires for palm oil cultivation or poaching endangered species including orangutan, pangolin, cloud leopards and the extra ordinary biodiversity of this forest would be lost forever.
The Katingan Mentaya Peatland Restoration and Conservation Project (the Katingan Mentaya Project) is based on the premise that we can still save large areas of peat swamp forest in Indonesian Borneo, offer local people sustainable sources of income, tackle global climate change—and base this on a solid business model. This is a no-nonsense, transparent and result-oriented approach to land-use and conservation in a part of the world where this is needed most.