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Laundry basket | Plant basket | Storage basket BALAI made of Water Hyacinth (2 sizes)

Laundry basket | Plant basket | Storage basket BALAI made of Water Hyacinth (2 sizes)

Regular price €71,10 EUR
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• 28 (M) or 39 (L) cm diameter, 32 (M) or 37 (L) cm high
• made of stable, durable water hyacinth
• with practical handles, perfect as a laundry basket or for plants
• plastic-free packaging
• 100% handmade and fair trade
• free shipping and 10% discount for all orders in our store from €250

This heavy, stable and high-quality basket made of carefully woven water hyacinth can be used in a wide variety of situations. Exotic houseplants in particular match perfectly with the warm color of Balai.

The interplay of lighter and darker water hyacinth fibers makes each balai unique. The robust material requires little maintenance and retains its shape even after years of use.

Please also note our other offers - in our store you will find many different baskets, home accessories and bags made from sustainable materials under fair production conditions.

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Measurements and weight:

(Height (without handles) x diameter)
M: 32x28cm; 1.40kg
L: 37x39cm; 2.00 kg

Our products are artfully crafted individual pieces. They may vary slightly in size, color and shape due to manual production and natural variations in materials.

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Material: Water hyacinth

Our baskets are made from vegetable fibers. They smell and therefore feel wonderfully like nature.

The water hyacinth is a tropical aquatic plant that grows on rivers and lakes. It actually comes from South America, but was also introduced to Southeast Asia. There it is considered a weed because it reproduces incredibly quickly and can cover entire bodies of water with a carpet of leaves. The resulting lack of light and oxygen causes all underwater life to die, so the plants must be removed regularly. To prepare the plants for further processing, the leaves are cut off and the thick stems are dried in the sun for three to seven days. The result is a sustainable raw material that is available in abundance for many wickerwork here at Soeji!

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Production location:

This basket is handmade in Java, Indonesia.
When selecting our local producers, we attach great importance to fair pay and good working conditions. In the factories where we buy our goods, we only work with mature and experienced craftsmen. No harmful chemicals are used in the production process. Because all work steps are done by hand, the production process hardly generates any greenhouse gas emissions. We ensure all this through regular site visits and permanent personal contact with the companies.
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