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Is it clutter if you can’t see it? Certainly, but the stress associated with it may be diminished. Using baskets; specifically wicker baskets, to keep your belongings not only makes your space look organized but also enhances it’s aesthetic appeal.

Wicker baskets bring a blend of functionality and aesthetic appeal to storage and organization in homes, offices, or school spaces. Whether you’re storing household items, clothing, or sorting work-related files and expenses, the quality of your wicker baskets is paramount. It’s crucial to consider each basket’s capacity to endure weight, environmental conditions, and daily wear and tear when making a selection.

Regardless of your specific basket needs, prioritize quality above all. Your baskets should meet stringent quality standards, such as:

  1. Sustainability and environmental friendliness
  2. Using flexible materials to increase strength and durability
  3. Strong frames and bottoms to support the weight
  4. Beautiful weaves provide additional overall support
  5. Custom basket options for all of your requirements

Sustainable and Environmental-Friendly Wicker Baskets

Opting for wicker baskets that not only boast durability but are also environmentally sustainable and crafted from all-natural materials allows you to make choices you can be proud of. This economic value contributes to the conservation of forested areas by offering a high-quality alternative for loggers who may otherwise opt for timber harvesting.

Rattan, used in these baskets, requires fewer tools for collection and is more efficient to transport. Moreover, it grows at a faster rate than many tropical woods, ensuring a bountiful supply of premium-quality material.

As an additional eco-friendly feature, our Wicker Trash Baskets, for instance, are equipped with metal liners instead of plastic. Another aspect of our commitment to quality involves the use of tin liners made from recyclable materials rather than conventional petroleum-based plastic.

Rattan Wicker Baskets

So, what makes rattan the superior material for quality wicker baskets? Rattan is made from climbing palm vines of reed-like wood that is solid all the way through. Rattan’s flexibility and strength are extremely useful when creating baskets and furniture that can withstand the wear and tear of daily use. Rattan is easier to harvest than wood and provides the flexibility to weave the most beautiful, intricate pieces that will last for years.

Wicker baskets are made from two kinds of rattan: Core and Kubu. Core rattan has more easily accessible dying capabilities. It appears to be skinless; it lacks an outer layer. All of the rattan products, such as the multi-purpose Pole Handle Wicker Storage Basket and Wicker Storage Trunks, are dyed with beautiful water-based dyes in a variety of tones and are protected with a coat of water-based polyurethane.

Kubu rattan is a much thicker species and is still made up of skin. This material is buried in mud for several weeks, which gives the rattan an earthy grey color. To preserve the beauty of our Kubu baskets, manufacturers apply a coat of clear, water-based polyurethane. We must warn you that Kubu rattan baskets are in high demand, so keep an eye on them to transform your space into a more eco-friendly and beautiful one!

Sustaining Your Basket’s Strength Through Proper Care

Wicker baskets will last longer if they are properly cared for. Keeping excess moisture out of your baskets can help them last longer and look better. Rattan may lose its shape or develop mold and mildew if not properly protected from water. Outdoor baskets should be protected from excessive rain, whereas indoor baskets should be protected from standing water or excessive moisture. Bathrooms, counters near the kitchen sink, and laundry rooms are examples of such areas. As soon as contact with water is detected, keep your baskets as dry as possible.

Baskets are woven while the material is still wet, allowing them to be manipulated. Baskets can be washed in the sink or outside with a garden hose because they have a finishing coat of water-based polyurethane. You’ll want to make sure the basket is completely dry before using it again. You can also use a dry brush to remove dirt and dust from your rattan. Some wicker weave patterns are trickier than others, so get in there and clean between those spaces with a suitable brush to ensure you remove all grime and dirt.

If you plan to use your wicker basket outdoors, keep in mind that it will weather over time, just like any other piece of natural material (think of wood patio furniture). You can try to keep the baskets looking new by applying a fresh coat of water-based polyurethane.

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