Journal

The Making of a Basket
xxxx La Basketry’s baskets are handwoven outside of Thies, which is the third largest city of Senegal and the city where our parents were born and raised. This is also the place Mamy and I spent all our summers until...
Turning Senegal's rubbish into haute couture
all images credit to Fabrice Monteiro  Although the Senegalese government banned the production and use of plastic bags last year, these beautiful photos taken around the country in 2014 are still very relevant three years later...  Photographer Fabrice Monteiro and the Ecofund...
Meet Who's Behind La Basketry: Part 2
  After meeting Mamy in Part 1, meet Tabara in this week's feature on who's behind La Basketry...  ⠀1. Who are you? I'm Tabara - I'm the other half of La Basketry. I've been living in London for 10 years...
Meet who's behind La Basketry: Part 1
We thought it was about time you meet the faces behind La Basketry! In Part 1, meet Mamy, the oldest sister overseeing the operational side of the business.   ⠀⠀⠀⠀1. Who are you?⠀⠀I'm Mamy - I'm 1/2 of La Basketry -...
Stella Magazine
It's not every day that you can share the limelight with Miss Kate Moss! Well, this is exactly what happened on my birthday weekend as I picked up a copy of The Telegraph and Stella featuring La Basketry  I was super...
La Basketry at The V&A
I'm super excited to announce that La Basketry has launched at the world-renowned Victoria & Albert Museum.  It was a surreal moment to walk into the museum earlier this week to see some of our products on display. I'll be sharing some...
Move over, Mannequin Challenge! #1Orange1Tree is the new viral trend for a good cause
Have you ever taken part in a social media challenge? I’m talking mannequin challenge, no make-up selfie or even the Harlem Shake. Well, here’s what we hope will be the new ice bucket challenge: #1orange1tree  Launched by Cointreau, the #1orange1tree project...
5 Things I Learned From Our First Trade Show
La Basketry made its trade show debut this July and even though I’ve organised trade show for years, there’s a lot of lessons I’ve learned from being on the other side...   Lesson 1: Create a cost-effective yet striking stand  Your...
Livingetc
As the UK’s biggest selling modern homes magazine, we're super honoured to have our 'Aida' storage bowl featured in the September issue of Livingetc.  The magazine is always packed with stunning photography of contemporary homes, clever decorating tips, expert style advice...
Mollie Makes
What a lovely surprise to be featured in the latest issue of Mollie Makes!  Mollie Makes is a lifestyle and craft magazine for those who ' live creatively with the latest crafting trends and easy-to-follow how-tos.' Basketry is a hot...
Borough Market: Where To Eat, Drink and Shop
La Basketry HQ is just around the corner of Borough Market. It's also the first place we called home when we moved to London 10 years ago. To celebrate the re-opening of Borough Market today, here are some of our...
Meet The Activewear Brand Fighting Child Labour
Today is World Day Against Child Labour, an issue that has never been more topical as around 260 million children are in employment around the world. As the textile industry is often considered one of the biggest offenders to this problem,...
Meet The 2 Sisters Behind The "Ebay of Interior Design"
Hannah and Faith Russell are sisters – but also co-founders of Layer Home , an online marketplace connecting buyers and sellers of preloved furniture.  With over 300 sellers and 6,000 product listings that include everything from lighting and seating to art...
La Basketry at Old Spitalfields Market
If you're in London and stuck for ideas of what to do over the weekend, we're super excited to be popping up at Old Spitalfields Market all weekends of June - starting this Sunday 3 June.  xxxx For those not...
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These Shoes Are Made For Walkin'
TOMS is a brand I’ve long admired as they were one of the first social entreprises with their ‘One for One’ initiative. When setting up La Basketry I’ve read over and over again their founder, Blake Mycoskie’s autobiography and I...
50 Shades of Pink: Le Lac Rose
It lies north of the Cap Vert peninsula of Senegal and is named for its pink waters caused by Dunaliella salina algae and is known for its high salt content, up to 40% in some areas.   Its colour is...