Woven Wonders: Shop These 5 Organic Woven Accessories
Inject alluring organic texture into your interiors with wonderful woven additions, which can be bought online from the House and Leisure shop.
As seen in our #HLcraftissue, the increase in contemporary craft is on the rise, with more and more people wanting authentic, artisanal pieces in their homes. Think Houtlander's handmade wooden furniture, Madoda Fani's exquisitely intricate ceramics and Design Afrika's finely crafted woven baskets to name a few. In fact, Binky Newman – Design Afrika founder – is revitalising the ancient craft of African basket weaving by marketing and promoting woven basketry and fabrics in an ethical and sustainable manner. This speaks not only of the want for handmade offerings, but for those with a traditional narrative attached to them.
In a nutshell, it's out with the mass-produced and in with the handmade and organic, which leads us to our round-up of woven ready-to-shop items. Here are six additions that you can buy from the House and Leisure shop - simply click the links and get shopping!
USE IT: As a footstool in your living areas, office or at the front door for when people remove their shoes. Unlike upholstered footstools, it's easy to clean and will look good for longer.
USE IT: As an oversized bag for the beach, weekends away or shopping excursions – especially trips to the farmers' market when buying leafy veg and fresh flowers.
USE IT: As a laundry basket, storage container or toy chest. And, because its made from 100% cotton rope, it's strong enough to hold a decent-sized houseplant.
USE IT: In high-traffic areas to protect your floors. Thanks to its durable consistency, this rug is a hard-wearing option that will also conceal dirt and stains.
USE IT: As an attractive woven alternative to standard seating. Stools work particularly well in compact spaces, as they can be pushed to one side when not in use and also double up as small tables.