NABIO Baskets is our most recent project and started January 2018. The project sells handcrafted baskets from Kenya in the UK.
The initial plan was that the shop would provide regular income to a set group of women groups, but the sales are not stable enough to provide security. We therefore sell baskets sold from a variety of basket groups, but with all profits invested in alternative business startups that can provide income locally. We are currently trying to raise money for a greenhouse.
The webshop opened in the summer 2018, and the Newcastle University student team have also sold baskets at Quayside and Tynemouth market. A small selection is also for sale at Oasen Cafe at Borgåsen.