Homeware brand, La Basketry was set up by Tabara N’Diaye with her sister Mamy back in 2017 to create beautiful brightly coloured basket products made by women in Senegal.
Growing up, the sisters had spent their summers in Senegal where they were inspired by the local tradition they saw of basket weaving – something which has been passed down for generations of women in rural villages to generate extra income. The sisters decided to found La Basketry to not only share this traditional craft on a global level but also to help generate regular employment for their weavers and thus empowering these women.
In fact, 10% of La Basketry’s annual profits are donated to Village Pilote, a charity tackling one of Senegal’s most pressing problems: an epidemic of child homelessness. Donations go to Village Pilote’s two ‘living centres’, which provide medical support, education and assistance in reconnecting with their relatives. Teenagers are also taught practical skills to make them more employable, such as carpentry, plumbing and construction.
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