These beautiful Kiondo baskets are handwoven in Kenya from sisal in modern colour palette exclusive to Hiro + Wolf.
They make attractive storage for dog gear like toys, leads and collars, or human stuff like magazines and clothings.
The baskets were paid at a fair price and each sale supports the indigeneous community in Kenya. Providing families with a regular source of income in turn helps preserve the environment and provide an alternative to poaching which has posed threat to the African wildlife.
Size - Base 32cm x Height 33cm
(Comes without leather strap)
What is Kiondo?
[Wikipedia] Kiondo is a handwoven bags made from sisal, indigeneous to the Kikuyu and Kamba tribes of Kenya. These Kenyan weavers begin by stripping the sisal plant's outer layers, leaving the plant still able to grow.
What is Sisal?
[Wikipedia] Sisal is a plant cultivated commonly in Africa and South America for its fibre in making ropes, twines, speciality paper, carpets etc. Because of its strength, durability, affinity for certain dye stuffs and resistance to deterioration by saltwater. It has been used as an eco-friendly alternative to man-made material such as asbestos etc. Its ropes and twines are widely employed in marine, agricultural and general industrial use. The higher grade after post processing is converted into yarn and used in the carpet industry.
Care where your gear is made in?
We are thrilled to feature Hiro and Wolf, a brand which devotes itself to fair trade in East Africa, by engaging the Bombolulu workshop, a non-profit organization and a member of the World Trade Organization. The brand works with the physically disabled artisans in crafting jewellery, textile and leather products, by paying them a fair price. The regular income the artisans received not only empower them socially and economically, it supports the community, keeping them away from illegal poaching, thus protecting the environment and wild life in the area.
Take 1 tape measure and 1 dog (and maybe some treats).
Measure neck size for collars
Take measurement round the base of neck, with 2 fingers slag (UC). Then choose the collar size to match the measurement.
(Do not measure old collar.)
Measure girth for harness / apparel
Take measurement of the largest part of the chest (LC).
Girth is slightly behind the fore legs (not at the fore legs, 'arm pits').
Then choose the gear that matches your measurements.
Measure torso for apparel
Measure from the base of the neck to the base of the tail (L).
Choose the apparel that matches your measurements.
If you need further help in choosing the right size, please feel free to contact us woof [at] gingerandbear.com.sg
We are confident you or your furry family member would be happy with our merchandise and service. We work hard to ensure the quality or the merchandise we present here. If for some reason you are not, we'd be happy for an exchange.
Merchandise should be in original packing and re-sellable condition, unused and undamaged. Exchanges should be made within 14 days from date of delivery and please allow 14 days for processing exchanges. Customers are responsible for charges that arise due to exchanges (such as delivery / shipping). Faulty items due to production/manufacturing will either be replaced or refunded as appropriate to the circumstances. Email us at woof [at] gingerandbear.com.sg with the order number and relevant details.
We reserve the right to deny any exchanges that do not meet exchange policy.
This soap lathers easily, rinses out easily and smells good. My dog still smells nice more than a month after his bath. The rope loop is helpful in holding onto the soap while washing the dog. The soap tends to 'weep' a bit if exposed to humidity, but letting it dry and then keeping it in a airtight container helps protect it between uses. And there is no effect on the soap's performance. thanks for a lovely product