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Our Sisal Basket - The Ultimate Spring Essential!

Our Sisal Basket - The Ultimate Spring Essential!

This spring we proudly introduce the keystone of Acacia Creation's Spring line, our handwoven sisal basket! Just in time for the Easter holiday, these baskets have become the highlight of our gift giving experience and a joy to use as both a décor piece and everyday carry.

Carefully and intentionally crafted by a group of women in rural Kenya, our baskets are a beautiful addition to your life and home. Each piece represents hours of work and unites traditional craft with modern living.

A team of two hundred Kenyan women gather in small groups each day to practice the traditional craft of basket weaving. This timed honored process is passed down through generations of women and remains largely unchanged today. The women use fibers of the sisal plant, an abundant local cactus, to meticulously spin then weave each strand. Once the strands are created, they hand weave the baskets into form and finish by stitching sustainably sourced leather to the top edge and handle. The income generated by our artisan women and their skill helps rural communities flourish, grow, and provides a fair, sustainable, and dignified occupation.

"It's a small miracle that we as consumers can participate in a process that is keeping skills and communities alive and helping them to prosper." – Emma Watson

We are proud to work alongside and encourage this beautiful tradition and present it to you with our own unique designs.

In an effort to share just a few of the many uses for your basket, we've compiled a small group of images displaying our inspiration! No doubt we'll be toting the 15" Khaki and Black basket along with us to market on Saturday and stowing away a few goodies in the 8" for Easter Sunday!

Spring Planter

Easter Basket

Market Tote