Injabulo Blog

News & updates from Injabulo, a UK specialist supplier of Fairtrade African Baskets from Ghana and South Africa. Unique handmade baskets

Woolfest 2019

In 2005 we were invited to take part in a new kind of show ” Woolfest” that was due to open in June 2005. What we thought was an exciting venture was a turning point for sellers of Wool and Accessories and also for visitors. For the first time, other than at an agricultural show, visitors were able to see sheep, shearing, carding, spinning and weaving and in the sur...[Read More]

Summer Sale – 20% off all products!

From 1st July – 14 July there is a 20% reduction on all stock. This reduction applies to stock only on the website and once the sale is over the price will revert to the old price. The 20% reduction does not include post and packing prices.

What’s happening at Baba Tree- meet the Weavers

Meet the Abentara family all of whom work at Baba Tree Baskets in Bolgatanga Ghana.Looking very formal in traditional dress. Akabare ( seated) is a Master Weaver and has been with Baba Tree since 2004, he passes his skills and knowledge down to his family and the community.  

Agasake Peace Baskets from Rwanda

Agaseke, is a beautiful Rwandan handcrafted basket that has been a part of the country’s culture for centuries. The baskets are woven from natural raw materials like sisal fibres, sweet grass, banana leaves and raffia. Rwandan women are taught how to weave the baskets from their mothers and grandmothers, carrying on a tradition that has been passed down from one generation to a...[Read More]

African Kente Cloth

Kente Cloth is a type of silk and cotton fabric made from interwoven cloth strips. Check out our beautiful Kente Fans here This fabric is worn by almost every Ghanaian tribe. Kente comes from the word kenten which means basket in the Asante dialect of Akan. West Africa has had a cloth weaving culture for centuries via the stripweave method, but Akan history tells of the cloth b...[Read More]

Weavers of Hope – meet Christine

The genocide of 1994, as a result of civil war between Hutu and Tutsi, left the country ravaged and over a million Rwandans lost their lives. The women of Rwanda are striving for a better future for themselves and their children and weave their stories, hopes and aspirations into their baskets. Christine is one of these ladies. Christine is 43 years old and has 6 children and 9...[Read More]

Weavers of Hope – Meet Joseline

The genocide of 1994, as a result of civil war between Hutu and Tutsi, left the country ravaged and over a million Rwandans lost their lives. The women of Rwanda are striving for a better future for themselves and their children and weave their stories, hopes and aspirations into their baskets. Joseline is one of these ladies. Joseline is 28 and now with her second partner as h...[Read More]

Weavers of Hope – Meet Vestine

The genocide of 1994, as a result of civil war between Hutu and Tutsi, left the country ravaged and over a million Rwandans lost their lives. The women of Rwanda are striving for a better future for themselves and their children and weave their stories, hopes and aspirations into their baskets. Vestine is one of these ladies. She is 38 years old, and first came to the project t...[Read More]

Weavers of Hope – Meet Uwera

The genocide of 1994, as a result of civil war between Hutu and Tutsi, left the country ravaged and over a million Rwandans lost their lives. The women of Rwanda are striving for a better future for themselves and their children and weave their stories, hopes and aspirations into their baskets. Uwera is one of these ladies. Uwera is 30. She lost her parents in the genocide when...[Read More]

Weavers of Hope – Meet Donata

The genocide of 1994, as a result of civil war between Hutu and Tutsi, left the country ravaged and over a million Rwandans lost their lives. The women of Rwanda are striving for a better future for themselves and their children and weave their stories, hopes and aspirations into their baskets. Donata is one of these ladies. Donata is 36, she has 4 children, the fourth born aft...[Read More]

Baskets from Rwanda

Basket-making is a Rwandan traditional craft. The baskets are made from sweet-grass, the women dye the grasses different colours and create many different patterns and styles. Artisans use a needle and thread to wrap hand dyed strands of sisal around bunches of locally sourced sweetgrass. Baskets can be seen everywhere in Rwanda. Their general domestic use has declined now, but...[Read More]

Why we buy from Baba Tree – an insight into everyday problems

Here is an extract from a very honest update from the founder of Baba Tree Baskets – Gregory McCarthy. We hope that it goes a long way to helping you to understand the problems that are faced every day in weaving the beautiful baskets that they produce.  We are very proud to be connected with this wonderful organisation that is doing so much to help and guide the Artisans...[Read More]