If you want to feel good and help others at the same time when shopping, Global Goods Partners (GGP) is an excellent place to start. This is a not-for-profit social enterprise where you can buy handmade products from artisan jewelry, ceramics, towels, home decor, candles, self care, and more while helping talented women earn a living with sustainable jobs through their artistry.
I recently picked out the most gorgeous-covered laundry basket. It was made out of jute woven plant fiber that made a beautiful design within the weave of beige color against a dark brown, an umber sort of color. The lid had the darker umber handle against the strictly beige woven lid. It also had an inner removable cotton laundry bag.
This Global Goods Partners laundry basket I selected was decorative as well as functional. It measured 22.5 inches high and 13.5 inches in diameter to give you an idea of its size. You also have that pull out cotton laundry bag that is extra convenient when you are ready to wash.
Honestly, you may also be tempted just to leave this Global Goods Partners basket on display in your hallway or walk-in closet to store other things besides just laundry. It is not your typical laundry basket. On the contrary, it is an artistic piece that you’ll be proud to own.
My basket was painstakingly crafted in Bangladesh at the Jute Works operated by the Christian Organization for Relief and Rehabilitation (CORR). This group consists of 4,000 women in rural areas in that region that receive job training, leadership skills and while more attention is brought to their standard of living.
The next time you want to buy a unique handmade gift while spreading some kindness to improve the plight of deserving women, then visit Global Goods Partners and buy something. My basket retails for $90, which is well worth it.