A hand crafted small basket made from sustainable jute in natural and yellow colours. A very attractive storage solution for toys or anything around the home. Can be wiped clean with a damp cloth.
Jute plants are easy to grow, have a high yield per acre and, unlike cotton, have little need for pesticides and fertilisers.The fibres lie beneath the bark around the woody core. To extract the fibre, the jute bundles are submersed in water and left for a few days until the fibres come loose and are ready for stripping from the stalk, then washed and dried. The remaining jute stalks can be used in a similar way to wood pulp, or work well as a renewable source of cooking fuel.
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 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.
The bowls are made from natural uncoloured jute, tested safe for food contact.