About Us

 ABOUT OUR COMPANY
Savanna Baskets is a social enterprise that works directly with rural women co-operatives in the production and sale of handmade baskets. 
Our mission is to deliver quality baskets to our customers on timely basis, empower our rural artisans with sustainable income, and make a difference in their lives no matter how big or small. The Company envisions an economically empowered, independent weavers’ co-operative, who will be able to earn sustainable income within the next ten years. 
We seek to provide the best working conditions for our employees and producers to deliver products which meet the full expectations of its customers, generate sustainable income to the weavers without compromising on safe environmental practices.  The baskets are made from a tropical grass called ‘vetiver grass’. The basket is one hundred percent natural product which is environmentally friendly as it decomposes easily and regenerates soil fertility. The basket is woven from dry straw that has been split into two and twisted into short ropes. A finished basket is completely flexible and can be folded into a suitcase and reshaped by immersing it in water and straightened to the original shape. This flexibility makes it possible for the baskets to be packed as many as 35 pieces in poly sacks without damaging them. The weavers are mostly women who sell the baskets as a major source of income to support their families and children. Weaving takes place in the individual households of the weavers, though they occasionally meet at a common place to discuss matters relating to their weaving activities. The basket comes in different shapes, sizes, patterns and colours The basket is functional and comes in different shapes, sizes, patterns and colours available for   household, business and social needs.



ABOUT OUR BASKETS
Bolga Baskets are traditionally handmade baskets, exclusively woven by the indigenous rural women of a historical community in Northern Ghana, Africa. These baskets are the main source of sustainable incomes to the weavers who are predominantly women, marginalized and deprived.
The baskets are made from a tropical grass called ‘vetiver grass’. The basket is one hundred percent natural product which is environmentally friendly as it decomposes easily and regenerates soil fertility. The basket is woven from dry straw that has been split into two and twisted into short ropes. A finished basket is completely flexible and can be folded into a suitcase and reshaped by immersing it in water and straightened to the original shape. This flexibility makes it possible for the baskets to be packed as many as 35 pieces in poly sacks without damaging them.
The weavers are mostly women who sell the baskets as a major source of income to support their families and children. Weaving takes place in various households of the weavers, though they occasionally meet at a common place to discuss matters relating to their weaving activities.

The baskets are made from the straw of a tropical grass which grows in swampy areas and valleys. Purely handmade, the basket comes in various shapes, designs and colours.  They are both functional and decorative and can be used for storage, carrier bags, fruit baskets as well as children basket.
 The basket is made in two different weaving formats: single weave and double weave. Single weave allows the weaver to form a basket into many shapes. Some of our current styles include cat baskets, dog baskets, bassinets and bicycle baskets. These baskets are specifically designed and woven for your cat, dog and use on your bicycle. The bassinet, christened Moses Basket is a popular gift for the expecting mother.
Rural Africa Crafts, doing business as Home Baskets, works directly with the women in their various communities to bring these beautiful products to our customers on sustainable and environmentally conscious practices and fairness in to our weavers, workers and customers.