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Product Care

A. Re-shaping your Baba Tree basket

Hello! Thank you for purchasing a Baba Tree basket!

Are you surprised at the shape that your basket has come in? Well, it is very easy to re-shape, and will only require a few minutes of your time to bring the basket back to its former glory. First up...

Handwoven fair trade basket
  1. Grab the handle, and with your other hand push out the basket from the bottom centre. Don’t be afraid to use a bit of elbow grease, for the baskets are very resilient.
  2. Fill your bathtub, deep sink, or a deep container with cool water.
  3. Immerse the basket in the water, up to just above the coil (rim) – do not get water on the leather. If the weather is nice, you can take the basket outside and spray it with your garden hose. Avoid spraying the leather.
  4. Hold the basket in the water for about 60 seconds, or more. Then pull the basket out of the water, shaking off the excess water.
  5. Let the basket sit for a couple of minutes to allow water to penetrate the straw.
  6. process by pushing the basket base against the floor while holding onto the coil.
  7. Allow to dry, undisturbed, out of the sun in a dry place.
  8. Please do your best to use the water to water a tree or a plant.
  9. The dyes on our baskets are susceptible to fading in the sun.

 

B. How to clean your Baba Tree Basket

Scrub any marks gently with a fine bristled brush, a little warm water and a gentle soap. Allow to dry in a well ventilated area out of the sun.