CESTA – the Maker Project Basket; making the case for traditional Portuguese handmade reed baskets. These beautiful baskets have been used by Portuguese women for shopping and carrying things ever since they can remember. They exist in all colours, designs and sizes imaginable and relives their childhood memories of long warm days at the beach, picnics and going to the local market with their Grandmas. They are part of their cultural heritage and finding one house in Portugal where there isn’t one of these is highly unlikely.
CESTA adapts them for new functionalities, prepares them for contemporary life, and gives them the love and attention they deserve.
CESTA takes also great care in making sure only natural materials are used that do not harm our planet. The production process is completely manual: picking up the reed, drying and dyeing it; weaving the fabrics; cutting them and then sewing the baskets, one by one. Each unique, each perfectly imperfect, all of them beautiful.
CESTA handmade Maker project basket are all 100% NATURAL FIBERS, 100% ETHICAL, 100% HANDMADE & 100% GORGEOUS.
Maker is the first model, a “project basket” specially designed for all knitters, crocheters and other makers out there. Maker is lined with burel, a traditional woven fabric. Made from 100% Portuguese wool, making it biodegradable, resistant and waterproof.
Inside, there are several pockets to neatly store your needles, scissors and other notions, plus 3 nifty grommets to prevent your yarn from tangling (very helpful with colour work). The basket easily holds a bigger project like, but it makes a perfect travel companion as well! In conclusion, pop in your (note)book, snacks, small make up bag on one side and keep your WIP (work in progress) neatly stored in the other compartment.
Designs and colour of the lining are subject to availability. Each basket is unique, each perfectly imperfect, all of them beautiful.