G-lish is excited to announce 2 week sale on all products at our online store: Recycled Bolga Baskets. New products include the recycled mats, recycled storage pots, recycled shoulder bags and recycled baskets. We hope you like the new products we’re showing here for the first time today.
The G-lish producers are benefiting more than ever. They are proud of the innovation and beauty in the new products. They’re also proud to earn a fair income and using their creativity and skill making products that are finding homes via exporting to customers in Australia, the Netherlands, and individual customers worldwide—Poland, UK, USA, Australia, and more.
When we show photos of happy customers, they tend to erupt into spontaneous dance and laughter. They can hardly believe their creations are landing in homes all over the world and it’s a badge of honour to have that connection via their work. If you would like to send us a photo of yourself with your G-lish basket or new product, we’d love to pass it on to the producers.
You might like to know that with the new line of products, G-lish makes more of an ethical impact than ever before. Each basket uses 250-300 pure water plastic bags, and about 1/2 kg of scrap fabric. One basket takes 5 full days to produce and is made by the hands of at least 5 different producers—a truly community effort:
1 person cuts the waste plastic water bags into strips,
1 person twists the plastic water bags into twine,
1 person cuts the scrap cloth, another person twists the scrap cloth into twine.
The final step: a skilled basket maker weaves the plastic and cloth twine using traditional basket making techniques for which Bolga, in Ghana, is world-famous.
The process for mats is a little simpler, but it still takes about 5 days per product. More for the sets and pairs.
G-lish pays fair trade prices to the producers throughout the supply chain involved in producing G-lish baskets. Fair prices means above minimum wage income and paid within a timely fashion. This process, in itself, is making a big difference to producers as they can rely on the income to arrive when they need it, not months later, as is common practice in Ghana.
This is the “hip basket”, rectangular in shape and perfect for a spot of shopping.
Incidentally, the models here are both basket makers, but they’re involved in cutting and twisting the recycled plastic. They were very excited to model their products and we are honoured to have such beautiful models showing the products. Visit our shop here and purchase a beautiful, unique gift for yourself or someone special, and make a difference in Ghana too!