Mifuko Kiondo Floor Basket XL White
Material: Plastic, leather
Dimensions: H53 x D40cm
Maintenance: The basket can be cleaned with a damp cloth or rinsed with water, but do not scrub the surface, machine wash, spin cycle or tumble dry. Leave to dry in a warm place, but not in direct sunlight.
Large and practical basket from Mifuko. The basket is perfect as a laundry basket or for storing carpets, large toys, recyclable material or firewood. Solid and durable leather handles make it easy to move and carry the basket.
The basket is hand-woven from durable plastic, which makes it practical and suitable for outdoor use. Mifuko uses recycled plastic where possible.
The handles are made from locally sourced leather. The leather is vegetable tanned, a process that uses organic materials and natural tannins from the bark, leaves and branches of trees and plants.
The basket is handmade in Kenya.
Mifuko was started by two friends from Finland who studied arts and crafts together at the University of Helsinki. The idea of Mifuko was born at a market in Nairobi, Kenya where they were both amazed by the quality of the products they saw and an idea to share it with a wider audience was born. Minna and Mari founded Mifuko with a clear goal: to combine Nordic design and traditional African craftsmanship to form a business that directly benefits the people of rural Kenya.
It has been important to the founders of Mifuko that the company should look after and improve the welfare and living conditions of women in Africa. Mifuko is a verified Fairtrade company and all the products that are made are unique and signed by the craftsman who made the individual product.
In Swahili, Mifuko means pocket - and the idea behind choosing the name was that you don't want anyone to be left with empty pockets.