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NEW SHIPMENT FROM MOROCCO

October 2017

new delivery from MoroccoDelighted to announce the new container from Morocco has finally arrived so all styles are back in stock!

HARVEST BASKETS

September 2017

baskets for apple pickingNot just for shopping or the beach - our baskets are very happy harvesting!  Just use a damp cloth to wipe out if they get dirty.  Keep them dry to use for many years to come.

These Round Handle Baskets are ideal for apple picking.

 

FEATURED IN DELICIOUS MAGAZINE

August 2017

Small French Basket features in Delicious Magazine, August 2017

Delighted to see our Small French Basket being used in the August 2017 issue of Delicious Magazine in The Essence of Summer article with recipes from Italian chef, Eleonora Galasso.

 

SUMMER COMPETITION TIME

July 2017

summer competition - like and tag our Instagram @basketbasket

August 3rd:

The competition has now closed - congratulations to winner @jazbaz1986 and her tagged friend!

Look out for another competiton in the Autumn.

 

Here's a chance for you and a friend to win one of our best selling Silver Sequin Starfish Baskets or a Mery Drawstring Two-Tone Basket, available in four colours - cream/black, cream/blue, cream/red and cream/pink.

All you have to do is visit our Instagram page, @basketbasket and like our account, then like the Competition post and tag a friend in the comments.

The Competition will run from 9am Wednesday 26th July to 6pm Wednesday 2nd August.

Good luck!

Competition Terms and Conditions

1. No purchase is necessary to enter the Competition.
2. To enter you must like BasketBasket's Instagram account, @basketbasket, like the Competition post and tag a friend in the comments.
3. Entrants may submit as many entries as they like but no entrant may win more than one prize. Entries via agents or third parties are invalid.
4. The prize for the winner and their tagged friend is either one Silver Sequin Starfish Basket or one Mery Drawstring Basket each.
5. The prizes are non transferable and no cash alternative will be offered.
6. The competition will run from 9am Wednesday 26th July and will close at 6pm Wednesday 2nd August.  BasketBasket accept no responsibility 7. for any entries that are incomplete or miss the deadline.
8. The winner will be selected at random and notified on Thursday 3rd August.  They must claim their prize within 30 days.  If the prize is unclaimed after the 30 days, BasketBasket reserve the right to offer the unclaimed prize to an alternative entrant.
9. BasketBasket's decision is final.  No correspondence will be entered into.
10. The winners agree to the use of their names and Instagram account names in any post event publicity.
11. This Competition is not sponsored, endorsed or administrated by or associated with Facebook/Instagram.  All information entered for this Competition is for BasketBasket and you agree that Facebook/Instagram shall not be liable to you in any way in respect of this Competition.
12. BasketBasket will only use the data provided for the purpose of running this Competition.  Nothing will be shared with third parties aside from delivery details for the winners.
13. These terms and conditions are governed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.
14. By entering the Competition each entrant agrees to be bound by these terms and conditions.
15. The Competition is run soley by BasketBasket, 10 Cranford Drive, Holybourne, Alton, Hampshire GU34 4HJ

 

JOANNA LUMLEY'S TRAVEL STYLE SECRETS

July 2017

Joanna Lumley's travel style secrets featuring our raffia hatsWe are thrilled to have had our Wide Brim Raffia Hats feature in the Fashion article in Love Sunday on Joanna Lumley's Travel Style Secrets.  Read all about it here and have a look at the beautiful hats here.

CHIC SUMMER HATS

June 2017

summer hats to keep you cool

Get ready for your summer holiday with a chic handmade hat - palm leaf ones from Morocco to keep you cool or raffia ones from Madagascar, perfect for holidays as they can be rolled up and packed in your suitcase.

Find the palm leaf sun hats here.

 

Find the wide brim raffia sun hats here or the flat brim raffia hats here.

 

 

GET READY FOR THE EASTER BUNNY

April 2017

easter basket filled with chocolate easter eggs

Our dinky little baskets are perfect for Easter Bunny egg hunts - and there are also some bigger ones perfect to fill with flowers and treats for adults too!

 

Check out the children's baskets here and the Moroccan range have some lovely ones for adults too.

Basket filled with daffodils for Easter

DON'T FORGET MOTHER'S DAY!

March 2017

Mother's Day gift ideas

Mother's Day is coming up on Sunday 26th March - if you're stuck for gift ideas what about a beautiful basket and fill it with her favourite flowers?

Some of our favourites are:

Small Berber Basket Bag

Floral Lined Basket

Long Handle Zip Basket

Hanta Swirl Basket

Drawstring Shopper and there are so many more we love!

A BIT OF MADAGASCAR IS HERE!

February 2017

raffia hat and drawstring beach basketNew container has arrived with all our favourites and some beautiful new styles too - have a look at them all here:

 

www.basketbasket.co.uk/category-2-madagascar

 

 

 

 

very raffia button beach basket in natural and blue

 

new for 2017 mery drawstring beach basket in natural and pink

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

raffia natural bowl

raffia storage cube

NEW DELIVERY FROM MOROCCO

January 2017

new basket styles from Morocco for 2017Busy unpacking our latest container from Morocco with these gorgeous new styles.  

 

Have a look at the whole Moroccan range here.

 

Berber Market Basket

 

 

palm leaf sun hat

small berber basket bag

FEATURED IN THE TIMES MAGAZINE - HOLIDAY BEACH BAGS

August 2016

BasketBasket featured in The Times Magazine August 2016We were delighted to get a mention in Hilary Rose's article, where she recommends our Large French Baskets and Giant Lined Baskets.

 

We usually put our clothes in our beach bags and then pack them in a suitcase with other items filling the gaps around them!  But then again, we do have some beautiful colourful holiday handbags and baskets that should be on display all the time...

 


How to get dressed by Hilary Rose in The Times Magazine featuring BasketBasket

 

GET READY FOR SUMMER!

May 2016

summer holiday beach basketsPlanning your holidays? Don't forget a beach basket - perfect for taking all that you need for trips to the seaside.

 

What about a Marine Bato Beach Basket? Available in blue, navy and red stripes with a drawstring top to keep everything safe inside.

 

giant floral lined Moroccan beach basket

 

Or a giant floral lined basket from Morocco - cotton lining has a zip pocket so you can keep your keys, phone and all important ice cream money safe!

 

large French basket for the beach or storage at home

 

 

 

Or the brilliant large French basket - ideal for beach trips as well as storage around the home or a clothes bag too.

 

 

Mery beach basket ideal for seaside trips and summer holidays

 

 

Or the colourful Mery beach basket - available in 6 colour combinations with a wooden button fastener.

FEATURES IN HOMES & GARDENS AND IDEAL HOME

January 2016

baskets featured in Homes & Gardens and Ideal Home magazines January 2016

We are delighted to see our baskets feature in the following magazines - Homes & Gardens feature our Bolga baskets, Ideal Home feature our medium French baskets and Homes & Interiors Scotland feature the Gambibgo Pot baskets.

 

Homes & Gardens magazine, February 2016 issue

 

 

 

 

Ideal Home magazine, February 2016 issue with BasketBasket's French baskets

 

 

 

Homes & Interiors Scotland magazine, January 2016

5p PLASTIC BAG CHARGE FOR ENGLAND

October 2015

avoid the 5p plastic bag charge and use a basket for shopping

England has finally caught up with Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales by charging 5p per plastic bag from October 5th 2015.

Reasons to avoid using plastic bags:
- Plastic bags don't biodegrade, they photodegrade - breaking down into smaller and smaller toxic bits contaminating soil, waterways and oceans, then entering the food chain when animals accidentally ingest them.
- A plastic bag can take hundreds of years to break down in the environment.
- Globally it is estimaged between 500 billion and 1 trillion plastic bags are discarded every year.
- Sea creatures mistake plastic bags for food and die as unable to digest them, or get tangled up which can injure or kill.
- Around eight million tonnes of plastic ends up in our oceans each year, much of which is in bag form.

A trusty basket will last for years and then biodegrade at the end of its life. Yet another reason why we love them! Take a look at our recommended range of shopping baskets here.

KIRSTIE ALLSOPP VISITS BASKETBASKET AT THE HANDMADE FAIR

September 2015

Kirsty Allsopp at BasketBasket stand at The Handmade Fair September 2015We had a wonderful weekend at The Handmade Fair and were delighted to chat to Kirstie who popped by our stand a couple of times - another basket lover!  

She greatly admired the Ghanian baskets, appreciating the amount of work and skill that goes into weaving them.  One headed home with her plus a Moroccan basket and trays too.

It was lovely to meet up with a number of Fibre East visitors as well and we also fell in love with the wonderful beaded sculptures from www.boafricandesign.co.uk

An amazing three days of showcasing many talented crafters.

 

 

 

NEW LOOK WEBSITE LAUNCHES

March 2015

new website design for african baskets and french shopping baskets from BasketBasketAs much as we loved our old website design, we felt after 6 years it really could do with an update! So having listened to all your comments and taken advice from some experts, we are delighted with our new look. Hopefully you'll find it easier to find all the different styles we have on offer, and just as easy to place an order :-)

You can register for an account, although it is not compulsory. With an account you can add multiple delivery addresses so if you're thinking of presents, we can send them on your behalf and we also have an option where you can leave a personal message which we will include with your parcel.

We'd love to get your feedback on the new site - good and bad - so please get in touch via sales@basketbasket.co.uk or give us a call on 01420 85112.

The site will always be a work-in-progress as we continue to try to improve your online shopping experience with us.