Respiin Shallow Jute Basket - Small Natural/Yellow
Sustainable handwoven basket - practical, stylish, natural
- Jute is 100% biodegradable
- All products are tested safe for food contact
- Hand-made responsibly in Bangladesh
Size: 6cm x 15cm diameter approx.
Care: Wipe clean. Not suitable for use in very damp environments as the fibres draw moisture from the air.
Material: The baskets and bowls are made from both natural jute and coloured jute. The coloured jute is 100% Azo free.
There are more sets of fabulous jute baskets available, so you can find the perfect colour combination for your home.
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. 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. 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.
The producer of these 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 they can produce a much higher return from the jute than when it is sold for basic jute sacks.
Respiin offer a stylish range of recycled and renewable home accessories. Pioneering producers work with sustainable materials that have a story to tell - whether that is about the way a material grows or the journey it has been on.