22cm diameter x 8cm depth
Teal, straw black and white Gone Rural handwoven grass basket from the African Collection
Made from sustainably sourced raw materials
These exsquisite handwoven grass baskets are sourced from Gone Rural Swaziland. Gone Rural was established in Swaziland in 1987 to help women in rural communities find employment. Their aim is to create innovative contemporary and classic home designs using traditional hand skills and sustainable raw materials. The women work from home enabling them to maintain a traditional lifestyle and to care for their own children, and many vulnerable or orphaned children within their community.
While Gone Rural provides income generation for the women, its foundation arm, Gone Rural boMake complements this process by supporting the lives of Swazi women through health, education & social programmes. Programmes include: women's literacy, HIV/AIDS support, school fees bursary, clean drinking water & creating sustainable vegetable gardens for families.
Gone Rural boMake is a fair trade certified non-profit organisation which is supported by contributions from a portion of sales from Gone Rural products, private individual donations, as well as other donor organisations. It is committed to make a sustainable impact in rural Swaziland communities by bringing wellness, education and community development services to Gone Rural women artisans, complementing their income generation.
About the Africa Collection
The stunning and colourful products available in our Africa Collection are all sourced from projects that work with local communities in several countries to assist individuals and group to gain empowerment through employment.