Seagrass woven rice basket. Lightweight and sturdy.
Traditionally used to carry rice from fields to the market, it is totally sustainable.
Two handles inside the basket lift to open it out. Handles fold down again for storage.
This basket marries form with function perfectly.
Approximate diameter 25cm
This basket is made from woven 100% natural seagrass. It comes with strong, flexible handles and can be 'collapsed' to half the size for easy stacking/storage/different usage.
What do we love? Lisa loves handmade woven baskets- these are aesthetic & functional. They feel, look and smell great.
Why did we purchase? A number of ethical credentials : Fair Trade / Zero Plastic/ Biodegradable/ Traditional Skills
Handmade in Vietnam
Handmade in Vietnam
Seagrass is biodegradable, non-toxic and requires no harmful chemicals during production. Seagrass products have a long lifespan (5+ years of use with proper care).
Beautiful, lightweight and sturdy, seagrass can be used like wicker or rattan. It’s far more versatile than either of those two materials, though more beneficial to the planet.
How to clean a seagrass basket
Seagrass baskets are easy to clean simply using a damp soft cotton towel to wipe, then use a dry one to wipe the entire surface of your basket and let it dry.
For stubborn stains or mould, mix a small amount of diluted soap with water and scrub the stain with a soft bristle brush. Absolutely do NOT use a stiff, rough bristle brush because it causes ruffles for seagrass fibres, consequently impacting the quality and aesthetics.
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