The Basket Lady is owned and managed by a mother and daughter team whose names are Carol Littman and Kelli Katch. Both of these ladies have deep roots in design and distribution of products for the home. Carol’s grandfather manufactured and distributed hand-painted trays in the early 1900s. These trays were most of the time used for just decorative art, and her father then was into imported home decor from around the world. He was one of the first people to import ceramics from Italy. He most of the time would personally design these ceramics and many are still available on Ebay today. Her father’s business also included baskets which is what inspired Carol into wanting to know more about wicker.
In 1988, Carol put together a small company that would sell baskets and decorative accessories in home parties. She also collaborated with regional suppliers so that she could get more quality goods to make even better collections. Her business expanded by 1990 and her sales definitely improved. Her daughter Kelli joined the business after she had eight years of experience in the industry under her belt. She has both engineering and international business degrees and so she worked on expanding the business.
Today, Basket Lady now is the best source for high-quality rattan and wicker baskets. They work directly with their weavers and do their own importing. The Basket Lady offers a unique selection of wicker baskets at near wholesale prices. I had the pleasure of working with The Basket Lady and reviewing one of their laundry baskets, but it’s not just an ordinary basket.
I had the pleasure of reviewing the Rectangular Hamper. It has a great amount of space that allows you to house more laundry than a normal hamper and is made very sturdily. Artisans from Indonesia weave together a heavy gauge rattan over a furniture-quality pole frame and it has a wood bottom to construct this hamper. It has a great lid that is hinged for easy use and plastic feet for protection on your floor. Inside of the hamper is a removable cotton liner which is a great perk. This can be used in other ways besides as a hamper. The company suggestions are that you could use it as a kitchen waste basket or even as a recycling container. The finish is also beautiful in the color of antique walnut brown. The color goes with almost every single decor that you may have going on in your home. The color is hand dyed so it may vary from piece to piece but the shade is still going to be a version of walnut brown. The Jumbo size for this hamper is 21″L x 17″W x 25.5″H, so you can imagine how much you can house inside.
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