March 2019

Selina Lake - Natural Living Style book and basket competitionSelina Lake's gorgeous new book, Natural Living Style, was published on March 12th and we were thrilled to discover we have been featured. Selina reveals how to create a beautiful and stylish home that is as natural, organic and sustainable as possible.


Congratulations to Michelle @mostlymother whose name was drawn as winner of our Medium French Basket and a copy of Natural Living Style competition.


You can get a copy of Selina Lake’s new book Natural Living Style for £14.99 (usually £19.99) with free UK P&P, head to and enter the code BASKETBASKET5 at checkout. Photography by Rachel Whiting; Published by Ryland Peters & Small


Selina Lake's Natural Living Style book




Competition Terms and Conditions

1. No purchase is necessary to enter the Competition.
2. To enter you must like BasketBasket's Instagram account, @basketbasket and like the Competition post.
3. Entrants may tag as many friends as they like for extra entries but only one entrant will win. Entries via agents or third parties are invalid.
4. The prize is a copy of Selina Lake's book Natural Living Style and one Medium French Basket.
5. The prizes are non transferable and no cash alternative will be offered.
6. The competition will run from Saturday 2nd March to 6pm GMT Wednesday 6th March.  BasketBasket accept no responsibility for any entries that are incomplete or miss the deadline.
7. The winner will be selected at random and notified on Thursday 7th March.  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.
8. BasketBasket's decision is final.  No correspondence will be entered into.
9. The winner agrees to the use of their name in any post event publicity.
10. 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.
11. 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 winner.
12. These terms and conditions are governed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.
13. By entering the Competition each entrant agrees to be bound by these terms and conditions.
14. The Competition is run soley by BasketBasket, 10 Cranford Drive, Holybourne, Alton, Hampshire GU34 4HJ



October 2018

celebrating 10 years in business

The competition has now closed - congratulations to Maureen Gilbertson who has chosen a 1m giraffe!

Thanks for such a fantastic response - look out for another giveaway before Christmas.  If you sign up for our newsletter or follow us on social media, you'll be the first to know...

Thank you also for all your support and purchases over the last 10 years - we've been able to help provide a much needed income to a number of families in Ghana, Madagascar and Morocco, and we couldn't do it without you!



February 2018

Drawstring shopper featured in Liz Earle's Wellbeing Spring magazine 2018

We are delighted our Drawstring Shopper has been chosen by Liz Earle in the Spring issue of her Wellbeing magazine.

A fantastic basket, handmade in Madagascar with bosaka grass and raffia, with leather handles (the by-product of meat production) and a drawstring top.  Ideal for shopping, days out and stylish storage around the home.


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.



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.


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



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


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.


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

An amazing three days of showcasing many talented crafters.