While visiting the Rumpus Room in Brunswick, MP came across these wonderfully versatile baskets from Jessica Sullivan. Jessica’s home-based business, Baskets of Hope, helps to raise funds for Bolgatanga—the largest town in Upper East Ghana, Africa—where basket-weaving is the main source of income for many families.
The lovely fair trade baskets are made of grass fibers and colored with natural dyes by the townspeople of Bolgatanga.
The owners of the Rumpus Room use the smallest baskets to hold crayons at their crafting tables and as shopping totes for play food. MP, who is always in search of ways to organize the team’s craft supplies, hopes to use them for beads, stickers and spools of ribbon. And Jessica says her children use the baskets to carry snacks along in the car… smart!
The baskets range in size, so you can use them to store larger items like stuffed animals, dolls and blocks. You can order the baskets directly from Jessica or at www.basketafrica.com.
Baskets of Hope
Fair Trade African Baskets