WomenCraft

WomenCraft

About Our Artisan Partner


WomenCraft is a social enterprise and member of the World Fair Trade Organization working with more than 300 artisans in 17 villages in Tanzania, Burundi, and Rwanda. WomenCraft consists of 24 artisans groups, which include former refugee women, survivors of genocide, and HIV-positive artisans. Many of these displaced artisans have been living in refugee camps for decades. Previously, several of the women were once struggling subsistence farmers. And many of the artisans assume the responsibility of caring for HIV orphans; they are the surviving children of extended family members who lost their battle to AIDS. With WomenCraft, the artisans can increase their crop yield while having a work-family life balance, send their children to school, and provide better nutrition and healthcare.

WomenCraft measures its positive impact on the artisans’ quality of life. For instance, the organization’s 2016 Social Impact Assessment found that 81 percent of the artisans started new business ventures using their weaving income, and 82 percent reported improved equality and respect with their spouses. The positive impacts of a sustainable income expand to families and entire communities. We are so proud to partner with such an effective social enterprise offering beautiful handmade home décor.

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Woven Basket - White & Natural - No. 1

$ 30.00

Style this wide woven basket on its own or use it to keep away clutter. Handmade from natural grasses, this bowl is ideal for holding keys, jewelry, or fruit, and...
LOW INVENTORY, ORDER SOON.  SEE DETAILS.
  • 8 x Small (11" diameter) with 3 in shopping carts
  • 8 x Medium (14" diameter) with 2 in shopping carts
  • 9 x Large (17.75" diameter) with 1 in shopping carts
  • 5 x Extra Large (21.75" diameter)

Details

  • Small approximately: 11" diameter x 3.5" wide x 3" tall
  • Medium approximately: 14" diameter x 5.75" wide x 4.5" tall
  • Large approximately: 17.75" diameter x 9" wide x 5.5" tall
  • Extra Large approximately: 21.75" diameter x 12" wide x 6.5" tall
  • Care instructions: wipe clean with a damp cloth
  • Materials: locally harvested star grass, locally sourced papyrus, and recycled grain sacks used for colors
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations can occur

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Quickshop

Woven Basket - White & Natural - No. 2

$ 30.00

Style this wide woven basket on its own or use it to keep away clutter. Handmade from natural grasses, this bowl is ideal for holding keys, jewelry, or fruit, and...
LOW INVENTORY, ORDER SOON.  SEE DETAILS.
  • 7 x Small (11" diameter) with 2 in shopping carts
  • 7 x Large (17.75" diameter) with 4 in shopping carts
  • 2 x Extra Large (21.75" diameter) with 2 in shopping carts

Details

  • Small approximately: 11" diameter x 3.5" wide x 3" tall
  • Medium approximately: 14" diameter x 5.75" wide x 4.5" tall
  • Large approximately: 17.75" diameter x 9" wide x 5.5" tall
  • Extra Large approximately: 21.75" diameter x 12" wide x 6.5" tall
  • Care instructions: wipe clean with a damp cloth
  • Materials: locally harvested star grass, locally sourced papyrus, and recycled grain sacks used for colors
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations can occur

Ask us a question

Quickshop

Woven Basket - White & Natural - No. 3

$ 30.00

Style this wide woven basket on its own or use it to keep away clutter. Handmade from natural grasses, this bowl is ideal for holding keys, jewelry, or fruit, and...
LOW INVENTORY, ORDER SOON.  SEE DETAILS.
  • 4 x Small (11" diameter) with 6 in shopping carts
  • 2 x Medium (14" diameter) with 5 in shopping carts
  • 1 x Large (17.75" diameter)
  • 2 x Extra Large (21.75" diameter)

Details

  • Small approximately: 11" diameter x 3.5" wide x 3" tall
  • Medium approximately: 14" diameter x 5.75" wide x 4.5" tall
  • Large approximately: 17.75" diameter x 9" wide x 5.5" tall
  • Extra Large approximately: 21.75" diameter x 12" wide x 6.5" tall
  • Care instructions: wipe clean with a damp cloth
  • Materials: locally harvested star grass, locally sourced papyrus, and recycled grain sacks used for colors
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations can occur

Ask us a question

Quickshop

Woven Basket - White & Natural - No. 4

$ 30.00

Style this wide woven basket on its own or use it to keep away clutter. Handmade from natural grasses, this bowl is ideal for holding keys, jewelry, or fruit, and...
LOW INVENTORY, ORDER SOON.  SEE DETAILS.
  • 9 x Medium (14" diameter) with 4 in shopping carts

Details

  • Small approximately: 11" diameter x 3.5" wide x 3" tall
  • Medium approximately: 14" diameter x 5.75" wide x 4.5" tall
  • Large approximately: 17.75" diameter x 9" wide x 5.5" tall
  • Extra Large approximately: 21.75" diameter x 12" wide x 6.5" tall
  • Care instructions: wipe clean with a damp cloth
  • Materials: locally harvested star grass, locally sourced papyrus, and recycled grain sacks used for colors
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations can occur

Ask us a question

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Country: Tanzania

COUNTRY: TANZANIA

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Technique: Basket Weaving

TECHNIQUE: BASKET WEAVING

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