PRE ORDER - Eta early October 2019
Your laundry, linen and firewood never looked so good! The Large Jute Basket is a captivating way to keep things in easy reach.
This basket is handmade – from start to finish – by fair trade artisans in remote, rural communities of Bangladesh; two strong and sturdy handles show off their stunning skills.
Brimming with natural warmth, character and our trademark textural touch, The Dharma Door's woven baskets are the perfect way to settle both storage and style.
Jute plaits & hand weaving
Hand stitched with cotton thread
Base 50cm x 36cm
Flexible sides make this basket larger than its base measurement
- This robust basket has been designed to last however jute changes colour in the sun, so be sure to keep it clear of harsh rays.
- To clean, we suggest you vacuum your basket or occasionally take it outside on a dry day and shake it to dislodge dirt and dust particles.
- Blot water-based spills with kitchen paper or an absorbent cloth as soon as possible. Do not rub stains or spills from your basket as this may spread the stain and loosen the jute fibres. For oil-based or coloured spills, please consult a specialist cleaning professional.
- You may choose a protection treatment prior to using your basket. We recommend MicroSeal who offer a DIY protection and cleaning kit suitable for jute fibres.
About the Manufacture
Making a difference through design
We work with fair trade artisans around the world to create stunning natural homewares and accessories. From showstopping wall hangings to smart storage baskets, each item is made by hand – from start to finish – amongst the bustle of rural village life.
By combining contemporary design, enduring quality and unfailing ethics, we create products that tell a much bigger story than just the item itself.
A story woven with every stitch and fibre.
Founder Shannon Sheedy created The Dharma Door after spending a year travelling in India and Nepal with her husband, Mick. The plight of Tibetan refugees motivated her to return to Australia in 2004 and design The Dharma Door’s first product – a reinterpretation of the culture’s traditional fabric prayer bag, now fondly known as The Everything Pouch.
Recognising that she was making the biggest impact by placing ongoing orders, Shannon then searched throughout the region for new products and people to work with. The journey took her to Bangladesh; the timeless craft of woven jute; and a wonderful not-for-profit NGO group who genuinely supported its artisans.
Based in their home studio in the beautiful hills surrounding Byron Bay, the couple now work together with a global team to replicate this approach across continents.
Always Natural. Always handmade. Always Fair Trade.
For us, it's all about woven texture, so every product in our collection is crafted by combining natural fibres with intricate hand making techniques.
We seek out the highest grade of fibres available and pair them with artisan skills found in various regions to create original, quality pieces that are a joy to live with.