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ARTISANNE
Elegant & practical handwoven baskets from Senegal
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REGION: United Kingdom
Artisanne work directly with women from Senegal to create beautifully crafted ethical storage baskets that are elegant & practical, perfect for the family and bringing flair to your home.

This shop is the creation of two sisters. When Emma lived in Senegal, both her and London-based Elizabeth fell in love with Senegalese handmade baskets and their traditional weaving style – a skill passed from mother to daughter.

Artisanne began when Elizabeth brought baskets home as presents every time she visited Emma. They got such excellent feedback from all who received them that the sisters were inspired to do more. Artisanne’s baskets are thoroughly tried and tested by the sisters, their 5 children, their wider family and friends, all of whom helped them develop a collection perfect for family life.

Each item in their range is stylish and useful, making for a beautiful touch in most any room from nursery to kitchen. Choose between stunning laundry baskets, storage baskets of all shapes and sizes, wastepaper baskets, bowls, placemats and coasters. All are made from local grasses and many have sophisticated colour options. They are expertly hand crafted, giving each product a unique nature.

To get this boutique started, Emma visited remote Senegalese villages, every fortnight, to find weavers. Artisanne keep the closest of ties with their team, working directly with the women - without middlemen - allowing for free communication and ensuring a steady and fair income, as well as freedom of design and guarantee of quality.

“I can never have too many baskets and these are beautiful!”

Courtney