This FAIRTASTE  Fair Trade hand woven basket is unique, elegant and pleasing to the eyes, at the same time multi-functional and sturdy. It is a signature item of the Fair & Green Gift Sets, not only because of it’s great look and function, but the spirits that it represents and the people behind it.

The basket is a partnership between FAIRTASTE and Community Craft Association of the Philippines, a non government Fair Trade organization that makes strong social impact through engagement with local handicraft makers.

The main material of the basket, bacbac, is indigenous to the Philippines. Skilled Fair Trade handicraft makers collect suitable material from the rain forest, dry,  hand weave each and every single one of these baskets, then clean and trim,  conduct quality check and pest control before the basket is ready to be delivered. Each basket goes through thorough and many meticulous processes before reaching the market.

Every year, from June through November is the rainy and typhoon season in the Philippines. The livelihood of the producers can be hugely affected. With a long term cooperation in mind and careful planning, our cooperation aim to provide a sustained and steady Fair income to the skilled craftsmen.

 When you choose the ‘Sustainable Holidays‘ and ‘Sustainable Greetings‘ gift set, you are automatically adding another $100 Fair Trade goodies to your gift. When your gift recipient returns the empty FAIRTASTE hand-woven basket  to us in good conditions, they are entitled to a $100 FAIRTASTE shopping coupon.