Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Plastic has its place — but sometimes you want storage containers with more pizazz, and fabric baskets can provide that. I've mentioned Baffin Bags before, as a source of Easter baskets and Halloween trick-or-treat buckets, but you can also find fun things like these elephant-themed fabric baskets, which come in a range of colors.
Not into elephants? How about birds? You can buy these fabric baskets from Antipodean Love, which tells us the bird is "the Pukeko, or Purple Swamphen, which is found throughout New Zealand."
LinenLifeN makes linen storage baskets with waterproof linings. Many of the designs are based on the flags of various countries: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, the USA, and more. Update on June 5, 2013: I'm no longer finding this Etsy shop.
HomeSweet makes block printed fabric buckets; the outer fabric is hemp and the lining is hemp and organic cotton. Shop owner Jennifer Nelson says her fabric buckets "are created in batches from fabric remnants that accumulate in the studio. It's such a pretty way to reduce wasted materials!" [via High Street Market] Update on June 5, 2013: There are no fabric buckets for sale by HomeSweet right now.
Finally, if you need some larger storage, take a look at the canvas baskets from Pehr Designs, also available at See Jane Work.
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