Sustainable handmade bread basket
We love the simplicity of Gone Rural's range: these baskets are useful and beautiful and the thoughtful design and the quality of the execution mean they will fit into any house.
The Lutindizi grass the weavers use is native to their mountain area. Gone Rural have opened up new channels for them to sell their work, allowing women to work from home and to lift their families out of poverty.
Lutindzi is the original material that inspired Gone Rural's products. Sourced from the mountains of Swaziland, the grass can be dyed a variety of colours and woven into a range of shapes and designs. It is sustainably harvested by cutting above the root and is proven to be waterproof and stain-resistant due to its strong, waxy finish.
Sisal, a regenerating weed from the Lavumisa area of Swaziland, provides a fine fibre that can be dyed a spectrum of bright and light colours. Both fibres are dyed using environmentally friendly German dyes imported from South Africa.