Perfect for harvesting in your garden, foraging in forest & field, or carrying all your goods while shopping.
These stunning, traditional Bolga Baskets are handmade by master artisans in farming villages in the Bolgatanga region of northern Ghana, & are perhaps the best known of all African baskets. Woven on a traditional HEDDLE, a special loom used with the elephant grass to craft the baskets, the art of which is passed down generation to generation. Each purchase helps provide the farmers & weavers in the region with a sustainable way of living, & 10% directly goes to funding elementary schools for children in the region. A wonderful combination of contemporary style & time-honored techniques.
Size: 15" W x 15" T. *Sizes are approximate and will vary from basket to basket.
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Tiny Bolga Ornament Baskets
Beyond adorable! Intricately crafted in the Bolgatanga region of Ghana, West Africa, these miniature Bolga baskets are great to hang on your tree or gift to friends. Fill with sweets, gift cards, small items like lip balms, or a sentimental note for a gift that can be given year round. Perfect.
Fair-Trade. Handcrafted of elephant grass naturally dyed earthy colors, so size varies-- roughly: 2..5" x 2.5"
French Utility Soap, Multi-Purpose Soap
The Centuries-Old, French Cleaning Classic with a Modern Twist -- Perfect for those looking for an effective, elegant solution to minimize products in their homes & keep their choices ECO-friendly.
Dishes? Laundry? Dry Hands? Baby's Bath Time? This is a multi-tasking, household soap that will handle whatever you throw at it. Keep a cube next to your sink to wash your dishes [simply wet a dish-brush & rub in a circular motion on top of the block to load it,] or grate it to use in the laundry! An amazing hand soap, it is equally fabulous as a full body cleanser in the shower. Our soap is 100% natural & chemical free. Zero waste. Zero fuss. Luxurious & effective.
What's the difference between the PINK & the GREEN? The pink is colored with finely milled pink French clay to boost cleansing efficacy. The green has zeolite clay added, which is a bit grittier, giving a slight 'scrubbiness' to the green cubes.
Double Handled French Market Basket, Medina Mercantile
Sturdy & flexible, simple & chic this one is perfect at beach, as a tote-all for new Mothers, or at the Farmers' Market! Personally, I love to use mine foraging.
French Market Basket from Medina Mercantile
Sturdy, light & great at beach, Farmers' Market, or for every day! A classic, French market basket, hand-woven from date palm leaves, with thick, short leather handles. Carry it in hand or set it down & watch as its flat bottom keeps it standing on its own. Sturdy & flexible, simple & chic.
From Medina Mercantile, a long running family business, primarily imports hand woven eco-friendly woven baskets from Morocco & Ghana, sourcing their pieces from independent artisans, using traditional & sustainable techniques & materials. Measures: 15" l x 5" w x 12" h.
Green French Utility Soap, Multi-Purpose Use
Dishes? Laundry? Dry Hands? this multi-tasking soap can be used for EVERYTHING!
Keep a cube next to your sink to wash your dishes [simply wet a dish-brush & rub in a circular motion on top of the block to load it,] or grate it to use in the laundry! An amazing hand soap, it is equally fabulous as a full body cleanser in the shower. Our soap is 100% natural & chemical free, so it is safe to use in streams or lakes when camping. Zero waste. Zero fuss. Luxurious & effective.
Each is hand cut. XL cubes are roughly 15 oz, small about 8 oz. Deluxe household blocks are the size of 2 XL cubes, or about 1.9 pounds each.
Handwoven Laundry & Storage Baskets, Medina Mercantile
These over-sized French market baskets are perfect for laundry or storage around the house. Hand-woven from date palm leaves, with thick, short leather handles. Woven for lightness, strength and flexibility, The look of a market basket, only supersized! The XL is 18" high, 24" across, while the LG is 14" high, 21" across, though sizes vary slightly as items are hand woven. Large baskets are double woven to ensure extra-strength & durability. The flat bottom means the baskets can stand upright on their own, while the two sets of sturdy leather handles let you tote it around to get where you’re going with ease. Sturdy & flexible, simple & chic. Leather handles are untreated & will develop a lovely patina with use.
From Medina Mercantile, a long running family business, primarily imports hand woven eco-friendly woven baskets from Morocco & Ghana, sourcing their pieces from independent artisans, using traditional & sustainable techniques & materials.
Grated French Utility Soap, For Laundry
Pre-grated French Utility Soap for making laundry detergent, delicates hand-wash liquid, jewelry cleaner, & insecticide. Grated soap flakes are sold in reusable Kraft-paper envelopes with a food-safe plastic liner & zip-lock seal. Just 1 oz of grated soap makes 32 ounces of laundry detergent with NO HEINOUS plastic bottle! Our image shows a jumbo mason jar with the constituted detergent in it--all that laundry detergent from only one ounce of grated Utility Soap! We've grated it for you--it couldn't be easier to go green in your laundry! Make it up in advance & use it in your machine like you would traditional laundry soap.
OR ditch packaging & come on in store with your own container to buy it bulk at $2.95 per ounce!
Instructions on the packet; see our blog post for more details & uses.