Injabulo Blog

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

Meet Atimpoka

Atimpoka Cynthia Ayine is 37 years old.  She has three boys aged 18,13 and 7 and together with her husband they take care of them. Atimpoka started dyeing her straw at Baba Tree in 2014 and then wove baskets at home.  In 2015 she came to be a resident weaver and now she is a teacher. Working with the Baba Tree is so great because all her fiends are here and she can take care of...[Read More]

Meet Atuah – this is her story

Atuah Charity Aveanah is 26 years old. She has two children Elijah and Eliza and two brothers and three sisters.  Atuah has been weaving with Baba Tree for five years and came to hear about the opportunity through a friend. My friend told me that my weaving was good and that I should weave for the Baba Tree.

Meet Ida – this is her story

Ida Azikura Adivom is 24 years old.  She has three children 2 boys and a girl ; Kennedy, Kinsford and Cristabel and her husband Anthony. Ida has been weaving with Baba Tree weavers for four years.  Previously she was weaving in the house but now comes to weave in the compound. Ida likes weaving because it helps her and her family everyday and allows her to send her children to ...[Read More]

An Update on Baba Tree Weavers

The Baba Tree Basket Co  The Baba Tree Basket Co has been preserving the culture of baskets and the Gurunsi community in Bolgatanga for the last 15 years. It’s here that an exquisitely woven Baba Tree community of over 250 artisans practice a time-honoured weaving technique using elephant grass and their very own “rhythm and flow”. Each basket comes direct from the hands of the...[Read More]

Home Decorating Ideas 3 – Fabulous firesides

Coming out of the Holiday season and heading into Autumn can feel a bit like a reboot.  Whilst I love the sunshine I adore the colours of Autumn and the promise of cosy nights by the fire to ease the Autumn chill. Give your fireside a fresh new look with a basket for logs and/or kindling.

Rwanda Volunteer receives Points of Light Award from the UK PM

Meg Fletcher who started the Kinamba Project in Kigali Rwanda has recently been honoured for her work by receiving the Points of Light award. The award is given to volunteers who go out of their way to make a real difference in the communities in which they serve. The letter from the PM states “Your dedication to improving education opportunities for young people and adul...[Read More]

Home Decorating Ideas 2 – Using baskets in the Kitchen

Baskets are useful for use as bread and fruit baskets but our fabulous bicycle baskets are the perfect shape to sit on a windowsill or in a corner and store bottles – oil, vinegar, wine. Sturdy, solid baskets that look really great!

Home Decorating Ideas 1 – Hang Baskets as Works of Art

Use a variety of baskets in and amongst other pieces of artwork and create an interesting gallery.  

The story of Denis and his Amazing Animals

My name is Denis Hakizimana.  I am 32 years old and I was born in the Southern province of Rwanda in the district of Nyanza in 1987. In 1994 during the Genocide against Tutsis, I lost my father at a very young age and after when I was 11 years old, my mother left me and married another man. Afterwards I came to Kigali in 2005 and in 2008 I met Meg, joined the tailoring classes ...[Read More]

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.  

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