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Respiin Shallow Seagrass & Jute Basket - Small Natural/Grey

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Respiin Shallow Seagrass & Jute Basket - Small Natural/Grey

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Sustainable handwoven basket - practical, stylish, natural

Add a little texture, style and colour to any room in your home with this hand woven sustainable storage solution.

This small-sized, shallow, natural jute basket is perfect for storing make-up, hairbrushes or even fruit. The baskets grey rim and rustic appearance means it will be the perfect addition to any eco-friendly, zero waste home.

Jute and seagrass are both sustainable plants due to their high yield and fast growth without the need for fertilisers or pesticides, making them eco-friendly materials. 

  • Jute and Seagrass are 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, natural seagrass and coloured jute. The coloured jute is 100% Azo free.


Sustainability

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.

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 very durable and moisture resistant.
 

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.

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