Handwoven with keen attention to detail, the love that goes into these sweet leather handled baskets shows. The most charming way to carry your essentials for the day whether going to the market or the races. We also love using these for gifts, tucking in a few spa products for pampering, gourmet Virginia treats from our charcuterie collection or a few gardening items makes a thoughtful gift in a reusable eco-conscious tote that will see much future use.
In France, people continue to use French baskets to go to the market and do their shopping and our French basket collection makes the perfect accessory for visiting your favorite Virginia farmer’s market or winery. Using the DoumDoum palm leaf of Morocco, the leaves are picked at the same time as dates are harvested. Then, to support women in the economy, the basket models are shared with the makers who weave the baskets by hand at their homes, oftentimes in winter, when there is less to do outdoors. All basket hulls made by the artisans are sorted, washed and dried then stored in the Marrakech workshop where they are further transformed by craftsmen who carefully add the leather and details. A French basket is a product made entirely by hand, with natural and biodegradable materials, making it the ideal bag, ecological, durable and also beautiful.
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