Friday, July 29, 2011

Laundry Hampers: A Better Option Than the Floor or the Treadmill

hamper from ctoon canvas

Looking for a hamper that's cool enough that family members might actually use it? Take a look at the lovely hampers from Lovell Designs. [via Apartment Therapy]

felt laundry baskets in red and purple

Hey-Sign has felt laundry baskets, in grey and in bright colors; you can buy them here.

laundry basket from Vetiver root

Another unusual option is this laundry basket made from vetiver, a "deep growing and naturally aromatic root." The vendor says that "the natural aroma of the vetiver root hamper should keep even the dirtiest laundry smelling fresh." Update on August 25, 2012: The Global Exchange Fair Trade online store that was selling this laundry basket is offline, although the organization does have physical stores that are still open. But you can find a vetiver and linen hamper online at 7 Hopes United.

African basket hamper

And then there are the stunning baskets made by the Wolof Weavers of Senegal; they're "woven from a local grass and plastic strips recycled from used prayer mats." You can find them Swahili African Modern, VivaTerra, and Connected Goods.

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Lee said...

Great options. I like the fabric used for the first one and the basket is beautiful. It doesn't scream "dirty clothes hamper". I need one, as I always think i'll carry the dirties to the laundry bins in the laundry room, but usually just throw them down on the dresser.

Jeri Dansky said...

Lee, I highly recommend making it easier on yourself and having something for dirty laundry close at hand. Not needing to take those extra steps to the laundry room makes a big difference to a LOT of people.

Claire at French furniture said...

I love the basket. So much better than the floor!!!