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About us

Fair trade homeware

Artisanne is the brainchild of two sisters – London-based Elizabeth, and Emma who lived in Senegal for six years. The Fair Trade baskets are skilfully handwoven in remote villages near Thiès in Senegal. And we deal directly with the 85 weavers – with no middlemen involved whatsoever. This helps to ensure that the women earn a regular, fair and secure income for their creations.

Artisanne baskets are a beautiful blend of traditional Senegalese weaving techniques, passed down from mother to daughter, and modern designs which combine to create household storage that’s stylish, practical and highly distinctive.

Our close relationship with the actual artisans allows us to design our own styles while guaranteeing the exceptional quality for which Artisanne is renowned

Elizabeth and Emma foundersElizabeth discussing designs with one of the weaversWeaving using sustainable ndiorokh grasses and repurposed plastic

Journey to Learning

10% of profit donated to Journey to Learning

Once we at Artisanne heard that some of the weavers’ children were walking a round trip of 10km every day, to and from school, in up to 40C heat, we launched ‘Journey to Learning’ to provide transport. We kick-started the initiative by donating 100% from a sale of our products and now donate 10% of all profits to ensure daily school travel.

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  • "Beautiful product, ethically sourced and great service - thoroughly recommend!"
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    Claire Oliver

  • "Everything I was expecting and more... the most beautiful, hand made laundry baskets! Delivery was very quick and communication was excellent. I'm fascinated by the story of how they are made and where they come from, they truly are a special product."
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    Amelia Dingwall

  • "I have just bought my first basket from Artisanne and could not be more delighted. I bought the large La Maree Laundry Basket and it really is beautiful. The basket is very sturdy and extremely well made and will last a life-time I am sure. It looks wonderful in our bedroom and it is so nice to have something unique in the home. I know this will be the first of many baskets I will purchase. I am so glad I found Artisanne. Superb service. I would recommend Artisanne to everyone."
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    Sandra Porter

  • "We are very happy with our Extra Large Alibaba Basked, it has amazing texture and shape and looks very original and stylish."
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    Emma at Interior Folk

Press Comments

"'Best Laundry Basket' winner We found this substantial laundry bin to be as practical as it is pretty. It also smells divine."
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May 2019


"Winner JADA Absolute Design Award, October 2018"
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Oct 2018

Junior Magazine


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