Turkana basket with lid Natural M


Mifuko's baskets are fantastic. Not only are they made from sisal and 80% recycled food-grade plastics. They are made by women's self-help groups in rural villages and small workshops in cities in Kenya. Using traditional Kenyan craftsmanship combined with contemporary Scandinavian design, they are easy to maintain, durable and versatile and will keep your home organised and make fabulous companions at the beach or out and about town.

Add a touch of style to your home with these chic and versatile baskets with lid. Use them to keep your knitting projects together, store scarves and gloves, pet supplies, or toys.

These products are handwoven from light and flexible palm leaves. In Kenya, the fallen palm leaves of the native mkeka palm are collected from the riverbanks and woven into baskets. Palm leaves change colour over time. When the product is first woven, it is greenish in colour. The colour changes to a light natural colour within 1-2 months.  Products made of palm leaves do not tolerate soaking but can be cleaned with a damp cloth. Do not scrub the surface, machine wash, spin dry or tumble dry. Allow to air dry to avoid deformation.wax 

Material: Palm tree leaves


Mifuko's products are produced following the principles of fair trade. Their partner self-help groups and workshops employ slum youth, people with disabilities and people with economically disadvantaged rural backgrounds.

All Mifuko products are handmade. There isn’t a lot of money invested - materials and skilled hands are all that is needed. By demand, maintaining a traditional skill pays off and is passed on to the younger generation. For the artisans, Mifuko is an opportunity to improve their skills and invest in their workshops for increased income.

Mifuko is a certified member of the World Fair Trade Organization WFTO.