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GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK

A gift from Mifuko brings joy to its receiver as well as its maker.

100 % HANDMADE

Our baskets and bags are created using traditional weaving methods.

FAIR TRADE

We have committed to putting people and planet first in everything we do. 

LOVELY ORNAMENTS

Mifuko's ornaments have been handcarved from fallen jacaranda tree branches.

LIMITED EDITION SCARVES

Skafu silk-cotton scarves have been handwoven in Ethiopia in a Fair Trade workshop.

MIFUKO STORIES

Blog: Our wooden dove and stars are created in partnership with MADE51

Mifuko is proud a proud member of World Fair Trade Organisation (WFTO), the highly regarded global community of social enterprises that practice Fair Trade. WFTO members must demonstrate they put people and the planet first, adhering to the WFTO Fair Trade Principles.

Care instructions for baskets

Shaping your basket

Kiondo collection baskets are folded for shipment. You can form them into the shape you want by spritzing slightly with water using a spray bottle and then reshape with your hands.

Here is a video demonstrating how to shape your Kiondo collection basket to the desired form. After following these steps, your Kiondo is ready to be used and filled with whatever you wish. 

 

Storing your basket

You can store your Kiondo baskets by folding them and stacking them away.

Creating a new form for your basket

You can create a new look for your basket by turning down the top.

Mifuko Kiondo small baskets at kitchen table setting

Using your basket for plants and outdoors

Our Kiondo baskets are well suited for outdoor use and you can also use them as a plant basket. All Kiondo baskets tolerate humidity, rain and water. However, it is important that the basket is not wet all the time. And if it gets wet, empty the basket and let it dry well. 

When using the basket as a plant basket, place a saucer inside the basket before putting a plant in its pot inside. 

Best place for a basket is on a covered balcony or under an eave where it is not in direct rain fall.

If the basket is constantly wet, sisal and paper will start to decompose. When using fertilisers when watering the plants, avoid the basket from getting wet as the chemicals will increase risk of decomposing.

Mifuko Kiondo hanging baskets for flowers outdoors

 

Cleaning your basket

Baskets that are made of sisal and recycled/upcycled plastic are not afraid of a little water. You can clean them with damp cloth or rinse with water but prevent from rubbing the surface. Let dry in a warm place but not in direct sunlight.

Baskets made of paper, sisal and palm tree leaves do not tolerate soaking, but can be cleaned with water. Remove any stains as quickly as possible by blotting the stain with a clean, absorbent rag until the rag is saturated. Do not rub the stain or you will push the stain into the fibres and damage the surface. Continue blotting with a clean rag until the rag comes away clean. Let the basket dry airily to avoid misshaping.

Do not rub, machine wash, spin or tumble dry.

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