Shallow Seagrass & Jute Basket - Natural/White - Small
This small, shallow seagrass basket has a flat bottom and a white jute rim. Not just useful for storing fruit or serving bread, it also works well in the bathroom or nursery for reusable wipes and pads. 6cm x 15cm.
Why we love it
Hand woven with sustainably sourced seagrass and jute fibres, both endlessly renewable and biodegradable materials
Coloured with non toxic dyes - tested safe for food contact
Responsibly produced in Bangladesh providing fair wages and regular employment in a working environment that is safe and hygienic
Features a little fabric ReSpiin label stitched onto the rim. Hand made responsibly in Bangladesh. Both seagrass and jute are naturally renewable and sustainable materials. Comes with recyclable swing tag.
Approximate size: 6cm high x 15cm diameter. Please note due to the hand made nature of this product, sizes will vary in height and diameter from item to item.
Seagrass grows very quickly in shallow saltwater along coastlines and rivers. Once mature, the grass is cut by hand and dried in the sun, then hand twisted and woven. Dried seagrass is durable and moisture resistant.
Jute plants are easy to grow, have a high yield per acre and, unlike cotton, have little need for pesticides and fertilisers. Jute grows during the rainy season in Bangladesh which is from June to October. The plants are ready to harvest in four to six months, after the flowers are shed.
Jute plants help to clean the air. During growth they take in three times more CO2 than the average tree, converting this CO2 into oxygen. Jute plants also enrich the soil. As these plants grow fast, they are often used in crop rotation. The leaves and roots left after harvest enrich the soil with micronutrients, maintaining soil fertility. Jute is 100% biodegradable.
The producer of the baskets in Bangladesh is committed to providing regular employment in a working environment that is safe and hygienic. They pay a living wage to all employees. They have developed an innovative way of producing jute rope and stylish jute baskets which means that can produce a much higher return from the jute than when it is sold for basic jute sacks. ReSpiin has visited the producer of the baskets and has seen first hand how they take pride in what they produce and in how they treat their workers.
We offer the following delivery options. In all cases you will be provided with a tracking number. Orders received by 10am weekdays will be sent out the same day.
1: ROYAL MAIL TRACKED 48 - £3.50 (FREE for orders over £50)
This is our standard delivery option. Usually delivered within two to three working days.
2: ROYAL MAIL TRACKED 24 - £5.00 (Only £1.50 for orders over £50)
A faster service, usually delivered the next working day.
3: DHL EXPRESS - £8.50
Delivery by DHL courier using their express service which usually delivers next day (Monday-Friday only). Order by 11am weekdays for same day dispatch.
We are happy to accept orders from around the world, but only offer delivery within mainland UK (excluding Jersey & Guernsey due to required customs documentation).
GREEN TULIP UNLIMITED
Green Tulip Unlimited is our annual delivery pass - perfect for people who order frequently. For £25 a year, it gives you free Tracked 48 delivery for 12 months on UK orders over £10. Find out more.
We hope you will be pleased with your purchase, however should you wish to return anything bought from us, we will be happy to refund or exchange a product provided it is in a fully resalable condition.
Returns should be sent back to us within one month of the date of purchase, in their original, undamaged packaging. Please email us for more details.