About our Bolga Baskets
- Our Bolga Baskets are handmade by women of a weaving cooperative in the village of Bongo in the Northern region of Ghana.
- Each basket takes 5 to 7 days to complete
- All our baskets are cruelty free
- All our baskets are fair trade
How to look after your Bolga Basket
If your basket got slightly misshapen during transportation, it’s easy to reshape.
Here’s how to do it:
- Fill the sink (or bath for a big basket) with cold water. Hold your basket underwater for about one minute.
- Remove from water, let the basket rest for five minutes, allowing the grass to absorb the moisture and become pliable and start moulding it to the shape you like. You might like a rounded bottom, or something flatter. You might like your basket to be squat or elongated. It's totally up to you! A symmetrical basket will keep weight evenly distributed though so aim for that. This is a fun process for kids too.
- Allow the basket to dry.You can complete the process above to keep your basket in good shape anytime in the future.
Avoid washing your basket too often and also extended periods of direct sunlight, as colours may fade.
About our Cushions
- Our Cushions are handmade by all female sewing cooperative in Accra, Ghana
- Cushions are made with locally sourced fabric, produced in Ghana and Ivory Coast
- The hypoallergenic inserts are made in UK
How to look after your Cushions
We recommend dry cleaning your cushion.