Ditch the Plastic and go for a Basket

Ditch the Plastic and go for a Basket 

So in the world about 300 million tons of plastic is produced globally each year. Only about 10 percent of that is recycled. So what better way than to ditch the plastic and go for a basket instead!

How many plastic boxes or baskets do you have around the home? Probably too many to count!

For ease and general convenience we can pick up plastic boxes at the supermarkets or on the high street. The humble basket however isn’t as readily available- until you look at our website!

It has recently had a rehaul and is very easy and quick to use.

Whether you are looking for matching materials or matching linings for different rooms you can navigate your way around. Or simply look for inspiration on our 3d video of the showroom!

Innovative 3d Technology at Choice Baskets Not a combination you would expect – natural products like wicker baskets being connected to or involved with 3d technology, well they have been and the outcome is Amazing! Being an online retailer, our website is our shop window – not very inspiring is it? In the days of our bricks and mortar shop, we changed the shop window regularly to showcase our new products, or to promote seasonal events. It’s not so easy with a website. We change the slideshow on the home page, but the rest of the layout is set. Images of empty baskets, with plain white backgrounds and set out as a grid – three across and six down, are all nice and tidy, but how do you compare and choose. Innovative 3d Technology at Choice Baskets And that’s where the 3d technology comes in. Our friends at apollo 3d are the first in this country to be able to produce fully interactive 3d experiences. And that’s how innovative 3d technology at Choice Baskets began. Now, you can wander around our showroom, just as you would in a shop, but from the comfort of your own home. Either watch the video, or use the arrows to move around, everywhere you see a coloured dot, click on it and be taken straight to the product category on our website. Stop the video at any time to have a closer look at a basket. Don’t forget to have a look around the warehouse too. See how we keep it tidy and in order, makes it so much easier for picking and packing your orders. You can even see our stock of boxes, and where we do the packing (the big black table at the front). Innovative 3d Technology at Choice Baskets Not a combination you would expect - natural products like wicker baskets being connected to or involved with 3d technology, well they have been and the outcome is Amazing! Click on the tags on the packing table to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Want to visit our showroom, there’s even a 360 degree film of the outside of our building, to help you find us. Let us know what you think, and if you’re interested in having the same done at your business contact apollo3d, they’re sure to be able to help you. If you see a basket in the video, and can’t find it on the website, email us a screenshot and we’ll reply with all the details.

We have come up with a very compact list of some baskets you could swap around the house and what you could swap them to!

Your reliable plastic Washing basket that’s cracked could be swapped to a wicker washing basket

Grey Willow Oval Wicker Washing Basket, in grey wash full buff willow wicker, with faux leather handles on either end and a removable natural lining. Perfect for carrying washing from machine to line and back inside again. This grey willow oval wicker washing basket is also useful for storing clothes waiting to be ironed and for carrying ironed clothes upstairs. This basket is also available in buff willow wicker in rectangle and oval shapes to give you more options for your washing and ironing. If you wanted one of each shape, the oval basket will sit inside the rectangle basket when they are both empty.Double Weave Wicker Washing Basket, in full buff willow wicker, with faux leather handles on either end and a removable natural lining. Perfect for carrying washing from machine to line and back inside again. Also useful for storing clothes waiting to be ironed and for carrying ironed clothes upstairs. Willow baskets are very versatile. These are much hardier and can be used outside as they will survive in all weathers. Usually a stronger weave, they are very sturdy and solid. Grown in fields and by river banks as willow, the branches are stripped of their outer layer and usually treated before weaving. The end product is well suited to carrying weight although the baskets themselves are lightweight. Dimensions: Top: Length 560mm x Width 400mm Base: Length 450mm x 300mm Height 240mm (280mm inc handles)Oval wicker washing basket, made from full buff willow wicker, this basket has a double weave design, attached faux leather handles and a removable cotton lining.

The overflowing Laundry Bin could be swapped for a beautiful basket, in wicker, seagrass or rattan

The potatoes that are rolling around the vegetable cupboard could be stored in a wicker basket, easy to pull out and washable!

Exclusive to Choice Baskets. Traditional full buff willow wicker deep storage basket in 5 sizes. The small, medium, large and X-large baskets have integral handles on the short (width) sides. The X-small basket does NOT have any handles. We also stock the same size (length and width) in 2 other heights: Shallow and Standard, and a square basket with the measurements based on the length of these baskets. Use these buff willow deep storage baskets in your kitchen for utensils, pots & pans, in the larder for tinned and packet foods, or the bathroom for toilet rolls and cleaning materials. These buff willow deep baskets wouldn't be out of place beside your fire storing logs and kindling. If you would prefer the same baskets with linings we have them as well. Willow baskets are very versatile. These are much hardier than many other natural materials, and can be used outside as they will survive in all weathers. Usually a stronger weave, they are very sturdy and solid. Grown in fields and by river banks as willow, the branches are stripped of their outer layer and usually treated before weaving. The end product is well suited to carrying weight although the baskets themselves are lightweight. Buff Willow is cropped mainly in November, but sometimes not until December. It is the most popular and is obtained by boiling the willows to release the natural colourant tannin from the bark into the wood. The bark is then stripped from the willow revealing the characteristic golden colour.

The rogue tea towels that fall over the back of the drawer, store in a basket with a lining. No snagging on the willow ends:

Lined deep grey willow wicker storage basket available in four sizes;X-large, large, medium and small. These baskets are made from grey washed full buff willow wicker, have integral carrying handles and a removable natural lining. Use the lined deep grey willow wicker storage basket for storing clothes, crafts and toys, no chance of catching anything on the wicker ends with the lining in place. Do you have shelves in your cupboard or wardrobe, use the lined shallow willow wicker rectangle storage basket as a drawer. Makes it easier to get to the things at the back. Rather than having elastic at the corners to keep the lining in place, the lining of this basket has a cute little bow on one of the long edges.

 

The Spices that fall over in the cupboard, Seagrass Baskets all the way, with their metal frame, everything will stay upright:

Seagrass Narrow Lined Tray Basket. Long enough to hold a wine bottle, this basket could be used to make a gift. The basket has a metal frame with the seagrass woven in a vertical direction, and a removable cotton lining. With a flat base and straight sides this seagrass narrow lined basket will have many uses, from storing sachets in the kitchen cupboards to holding bottles in the bathroom. As with all of our baskets, we give them a name, but their uses are endless, have a look at our range of seagrass baskets for inspiration and mix n match ideas. Seagrass has an almost string like appearance and is woven onto a wire frame which means it is usually pretty strong and well suited for stacking and storage. The green shades of the weave is distinctive. It is not a good idea to get seagrass wet, so these baskets are recommended for indoor use only. Dimensions: Length 390mm Width 140mm Height 90mm

Knives and forks that sit on the draining board until they’re used again, cutlery baskets in buff and washed wicker, no problem if they get wet, they’re a natural product;

This 6 section Oval Cutlery Basket is available in full buff willow or with a washed finish. The basket is ideal for cutlery, sauce sachets, oils or even for make up and pens. The high carrying handle makes the basket easier to lift and carry when full. Exclusive to Choice Baskets. We now stock a large range of baskets with willow dividers and carrying handles, the oval basket is also available with 4 sections, then we have a round basket with 4 sections and a shallower version. If you prefer seagrass we have a square basket with either 2 or 4 sections, a narrow basket with 2 sections, and a longer basket with 6 sections. Make some lovely gift baskets with these 6 section oval cutlery basket, by filling each section with something different: chocolates, sweets, bath bombs, or even make small planters, with a different herb planted in each section. Don't forget to line with plastic first. Willow baskets are very versatile. These are much hardier and can be used outside as they will survive in all weathers. Usually a stronger weave, they are very sturdy and solid. Grown in fields and by river banks as willow, the branches are stripped of their outer layer and usually treated before weaving. The end product is well suited to carrying weight although the baskets themselves are lightweight. Buff Willow is cropped mainly in November, but sometimes not until December. It is the most popular and is obtained by boiling the willows to release the natural colourant tannin from the bark into the wood. The bark is then stripped from the willow revealing the characteristic golden colour. The washed finish is created by dipping the basket in a weak paint solution and leaving it to dry.This 4 section round cutlery basket is exclusive to Choice Baskets. Available in full buff willow or with a washed finish the basket is ideal for cutlery, sauce sachets, oils or even for make up and pens. The high carrying handle makes the basket easier to lift and carry when full. This 4 section oval cutlery basket is another addition to the Exclusive to Choice Baskets range. We also stock a 6 section oval basket, 4 section oval basket, and a 4 section half height round basket. Willow baskets are very versatile. These are much hardier and can be used outside as they will survive in all weathers. Usually a stronger weave, they are very sturdy and solid. Grown in fields and by river banks as willow, the branches are stripped of their outer layer and usually treated before weaving. The end product is well suited to carrying weight although the baskets themselves are lightweight. Buff Willow is cropped mainly in November, but sometimes not until December. It is the most popular and is obtained by boiling the willows to release the natural colourant tannin from the bark into the wood. The bark is then stripped from the willow revealing the characteristic golden colour. The washed finish is created by dipping the basket in a weak paint solution and leaving it to dry.

Odd shoes all over the house! We often have shoes in the kitchen, very frustrating! Until we got this trunk to put by the front door

Wicker willow trunk chest baskets in 3 different sizes, each available separately. The cotton lining is removable and the lid is hinged with faux leather hinges, that have velcro fastenings. Stand the baskets on top of each other, get lots of storage and save space at the same time. Willow baskets are very versatile. These are much hardier and can be used outside as they will survive in all weathers. Usually a stronger weave, they are very sturdy and solid. Grown in fields and by river banks as willow, the branches are stripped of their outer layer and usually treated before weaving. The end product is well suited to carrying weight although the baskets themselves are lightweight. Buff Willow is cropped mainly in November, but sometimes not until December. It is the most popular and is obtained by boiling the willows to release the natural colourant tannin from the bark into the wood. The bark is then stripped from the willow revealing the characteristic golden colour. Dimensions: Small: L540 x W290 x H330mm Medium: L600 x W350 x H400mm Large: L680 x W420 x H490mm

In this plastic free month of July, there is so much you can do to reduce the plastic in your home without reducing the durability of your storage products.

 

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