The ultimate sustainable shopping bag. Rid yourself of plastic bags and do it like the French do with their gorgeous market bags filled with cheese, fruit and fresh produce!
Lightweight and strong, the larger baskets are ideal for supermarket (goes straight from trolley to boot) or farmer’s market shopping, as a beach or pool bag, a weekender or washing basket. They also make perfect picnic hampers. The small and baby baskets make lovely gift hampers or storage baskets at home – for toys, vegetables, knitting or magazines.
They make a perfect present – in their own right or filled with treasures. They are both elegant and rustic – after all they are an essential accessory for every Parisian woman!
About the baskets.....
When food writer, cook and importer Catherine Bell lived and worked in Provence in the early 80’s she loved the way every French woman carried one of these baskets to the local market each day, filling them with bread, produce and cheese. Several came home with her and are still in use today.
A few years ago Catherine decided that she could play a part in ridding the world of plastic shopping bags and began a rather long journey to try and source these original, genuine French market baskets from Morocco where they have been made for generations, if not centuries. Thankfully for us she succeeded.