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Customer Comments

At Baskets of Africa we love hearing from our customers and friends!

Here's a sampling of comments we've received.




Just wanted to thank you for your beautiful baskets. This is the second one I’ve sent as a gift, and your attention to getting them packed up and shipped is much appreciated. I have a big one as well, that was a gift to me. I use it almost daily as my market basket. It holds a ton of food and is so strong and durable. Just wonderful!

-- Maggie




My second basket arrived today, also perfectly on time and carefully boxed. The baskets are gorgeous and beautifully made. So glad I found your site...I will be back.

-- Lauren




The basket I purchased from you is absolutely beautiful and it is displayed prominently in my living room where I see it all through the day. It's my pleasure to support the exceptionally talented weavers. Many Thanks for your commitment to this effort and for your generosity!

-- Clare




Your basket collections are one of a kind and it gives me great pleasure in being able to support the many talented artisans you work with.

-- Elizabeth




The 3 Makenge Bush root bowls arrived today and they are beautiful--we love them!

-- Barb & Bill




Your baskets are beautiful and your range second to none (many more than I’ve found in Australia).

-- Merryn 




I wanted to let you know how satisfied I was with your processing and shipping of my order and with your website.  I am very happy with the baskets I received, and appreciate the fact that you sent me an accompanying information sheet and that you are a Fair Trade company.  Thank you for sourcing and bringing to market these products and supporting the livelihoods of the artisans.

-- Hilary




Your baskets are stunningly beautiful and your website is exceptionally well organized and user friendly. I am glad to support Fair trade and to receive such beautiful products.

-- Audrey




Thank you - what awesome customer service!

-- Kathryn




I just received my first order from your company and the baskets are even more beautiful than I expected! Your customer service and shipping were superior and your Fair Trade business model is one reason why I ordered from you. I will be ordering another large basket I had my eye on immediately. Thanks from a happy customer,

-- Sue




I received my Zimbabwe Masterweave basket today — in perfect condition (very nice packing job I might add). It's a beauty — a very nice addition to my growing collection. It now resides in a place of honor on a wall in my kitchen. This isn't my first purchase from you and it certainly will not be the last! Thanks again.

-- Michael




Wow, thank you for the very fast service!

-- Julie




We have here the baskets. They are precious!! Thank you very much!! We are charmed with them. :-)

-- Nuria in Spain




I've been absolutely delighted with everything I've ever bought from you!

-- Suzanna




Got my basket, thank you, it's beautiful!!!

-- Grace




I just wanted to let you know I picket up my new baskets from the post office today and they are LOVELY!!!!! I think they are even prettier than I hoped they would be and I can´t wait to hang them on my kitchen wall.

-- Ruth in Norway




Just wanted to let you know that I have received my order already! Thank you for such quick service. And the baskets are beautiful.

-- Anke in Australia




It has just arrived!!! Thank you! It's beautiful!

-- Denise in Brazil




Thank you for sending my beautiful basket in such a timely manner. I so love these that I posted on my wall to consider Baskets of Africa as gifts.  I get so many compliments on the baskets I use for grocery shopping!!!  It's amazing.

-- Paula




This is the 4th or 5th basket I have ordered from you and each one is wonderful. I received the basket in less than a week…I was so pleasantly surprised when it arrived in such a short time. Thank you! And let me say, that I use the oval Ghana basket as a 'book bag.' I teach so I have used my old basket for almost 4 years carrying papers to correct, grade book, etc. It is so sturdy and practical for what I wanted. I use carabiner clips to hold my keys and reading glasses…it's great! Thank you again for the product and the great service.

-- Sandy




THANK YOU! I have ordered a few from you and have given some as gifts and EVERYONE loves them! The hardest part is picking the color combos!

-- Beth




I just wanted to tell you I love my baskets that ordered. They are beautiful and came in great shape. Thank you again.

-- Toby




I just received the three baskets that I ordered for my boys for Easter. I just wanted to say thank you for the fast delivery and beautiful baskets. I couldn't be happier with the product. They are beautiful, your prices are great and I really enjoyed the "About Us" info you included and the care instructions on the basket! I Look forward to ordering more in the future!

-- Katie




Thank You Very Much! You have got to be one of the best companies around in being so attentive to details and responsive to customers. You are prompt. I received my UPS tracking and my baskets will be here Monday. I am loving this!!!

-- Juli




Thanks so much for your wonderful customer service! Looking forward to receiving my baskets!

-- Casey




Thanks a lot, Baskets of Africa is simply wonderful!

-- Patricia in Brazil




I received both boxes of beautiful baskets. The 2 Gambibgo Pots are just gorgeous. I love the Mini Yikene Tote and it is a great size to use as a purse. Thank you for packing everything so carefully. I am so very delighted with everything and look forward to shopping with you again in the future.

-- Pamela




I bought Bolga Ghana basket - it looks lovely. I have had one in the past, but this is the best I’ve seen. Fast delivery. Great value for money. I will recommend it to friends.

-- Brygida in United Kingdom



I checked out your new selection and I must say that I am at a loss for words. They are stunning!! I am having a hard time choosing which one I want and have never been this excited before in my life.

-- Elizabeth




I received my Zulu basket today and, of course, it's beautiful. It's always so much fun to get a package from you-- just makes my day! I really can't adequately express how much it means to me. As I've told you before, you're a very special individual to do the work you do, and the weavers and your customers are the lucky ones who benefit from it. Once again, thank you so very much! By the way, every time I think your site can't possibly get more variety, you get more outstanding merchandise. Holy cow! Never ceases to amaze me!

Much love and respect,

-- Suzi




I have been so incredibly happy with your service and your products! I am SO glad I discovered you!!! I so appreciate the quality, variety, and the very fast service! Thank you so VERY much!!!!!

-- Suzanna




Can I just say that I love the selection on your website and I have looked at the website a few times before this order - my first order but not my last.


-- Rebecca




Just wanted to thank you for the baskets I got today-- they are beautiful and arrived in perfect condition, and so quickly! I am so grateful that I can get the exact basket that I see-- something no-one else does.

-- Rita




Just writing to let you know how much we love the basket. The workmanship is exquisite! And it looks exactly as in the photo. Love it!

-- Nancy




Thank you! I really appreciate your company's customer care - I will definitely recommend you to my friends.

-- Joanne




I received my baskets last night. They are beautiful!! I can't wait to go to the market with my Bolga basket this weekend. Thank you very much for introducing me to such beautiful artwork from Africa.


-- Yukiko




Thank you so much for your helpful reply. The baskets arrived in Australia around the 3 week mark. I'm delighted with the quality and can't wait to shop again with you! What beautiful handiwork.

-- Carrie




I just want to tell you that the beautiful basket I just received is perfect in every way! I've passed a link to your website on to the buyer of African baskets at my local natural food store. The option you offer for cloth handle baskets is unique and so welcome to us vegans. Can't wait to go to market with this treasure on my arm ;)

-- Carolyn




I appreciate your wonderful customer service! Have a great day.

-- Esther




My baskets arrived safely on Friday. They are all wonderful, all of the highest
workmanship. All I can say about the beaded copper basket is WOW. It is absolutely
fabulous. When I hold that basket up to the light and look at the bottom of it, it looks like very fine lace.

-- Catherine




I thought if the baskets were anything like what I saw on the Internet, they were going to be spectacular...they are even better. Oh my Gosh! I can't believe how beautiful these are!

These are incredible works of art and will be treated as such in our home and I am sure that I will be buying more from you in the future...

Thanks for making my day!

-- Pam




I wanted to send a quick note to express my love & appreciation for Baskets of Africa!

For my birthday this past week, my daughter purchased a Ghana basket for me.

Not only was I thrilled with it's beauty & workmanship, but also by the cause it supports. Kudos to Baskets of Africa and it's mission to prevent poverty through the economic development of African basket weavers!

Keep up the great work!

-- Ruth




Well, the weavers of Africa have another big fan. I will be buying more I can assure you....

-- Jeff




I admire your work and think that you do such good in the world. You must wake up everyday feeling good about your work and the gifted people you help.

-- Rochelle




Just to let you know that the baskets arrived today. They are beautiful!! Keep me posted for new updates to your site!! Love the baskets!!

-- Judi




I just wanted to say thank you for offering such beautiful baskets from Africa. I received my basket today and I am so pleased. It was much bigger than I thought it would be. Loved it so much I ordered a smaller size and can't wait to receive it too.

Again thanks so much for your great service.

-- Diane




Hi! I'm so glad I found your website! I will definitely direct my friends to check it out!

-- Cristin




Thank you! Order received and they are stunningly beautiful.

-- Nancy




I love, love, love, these baskets as they are a reflection of my personal style and interest in African art.

I appreciate all that you are doing to support the basket weavers and will be shopping again very soon.

-- Elizabeth




Just want to say how delighted I am with both of the baskets I purchased from you. These works of art are so well-made and functional and, best of all, supporting women in Ghana. I took my new "shopper" with me yesterday and was pleased with the quantity it could hold and I could still lift it! Thanks for your advice.

-- Claudia




I love these baskets and the fact that they are handmade by women, fair-trade, and women benefit from my purchase.

-- Paula




I got my baskets today safely.They're amazing! Many thanks.

-- Maria




Package just arrived. Baskets are gorgeous. Black one is very striking, love it. I think the lace beaded one is incredible. So very delicate. It is beautiful. Front and center on my English antique piano from the 1800's. Surrounded by almost all African pieces. It is just lovely.

Thank you so much for great service and beautiful items. It is nice that you send the actual piece you show. Thanks for everything.

-- Ann




My two baskets just arrived and they are gorgeous!!

-- Paula




My baskets came this morning...I LOVE them.

I used them as gifts for teachers, I filled them with goodies and flowers from my garden.

Thanks again...FANTASTIC service...great buy.

-- Evelyn




I just wanted to let you know that I got my baskets yesterday. WOW! That was fast. I wanted to tell you how pleased I am with the baskets and your service. I also really appreciate your website set-up that allows customers to choose the baskets they want versus most others who give you no choice. I've bought two other baskets locally just because I wanted that choice. Now that I've found your site, I'll be back!!

-- Sheila




Simply amazing!!! The baskets are beautiful and will brighten up our children's classrooms for sure. Thanks for the information about the baskets along with where they came from. We will definitely include it in our curriculum. Thanks again for such wonderful baskets.

-- Alma




I just got my baskets today and I'm very pleased. Great site, service and experience.

Thank you!

-- Dylan




The Bolga market basket I ordered was just delivered and it is more stunning than the picture on your website. Your free shipping played a large part in my decision to purchase one and I will be ordering more to give as gifts.

-- Roberta




Perfect. Basket is great!

-- Jessica




I received the baskets and they are beautiful beyond words.

Thanks for all your hard & good work.

-- Karim




Delivered earlier than expected.

-- Rob




I just received my new Market Basket. I LOVE IT! I love the color and size. I had given my other Market Basket to a friend and went on a search to replace it. I used it for my knitting and crochet projects. My new basket is perfect.

Your service is terrific. Thank you! I will spread the word. Everyone should have a Fair Trade Market Basket.

-- Denise




SUPER fast shipping! Baskets are beautiful...pics didn't do them justice as to how gorgeous they are in person! As described. No complaints...one happy customer here!

-- Suzanne




Beautiful handcrafted basket. Very satisfied customer.

-- Tyredugo




Thank-you for the most Beautiful baskets in the World! This will be my ninth basket and 2nd fan in two days! I just can't seem to stop finding a reason to purchase these incredibly useful and eye-catching baskets!!!!!!!

-- Sherri




Excellent product, fast shipping, arrived with information on Fair Trade Baskets.

-- Amber




Very pleased, well-packaged, totally pleasant transaction.

-- Cathy




Wonderful smallish medium basket - received quickly in excellent shape.

-- Omar




Lovely baskets, very sturdy and well done. Glad it contributes to the well being of the makers. This is my third Ghana basket...they are wonderful and colorful and most hardy.

-- Barbara




Awesome, awesome, awesome all the way around! Thank you.

-- Darling




I just wanted to say THANK YOU for the quick and perfect arrival of my African market basket. The shape of the basket stayed perfect and the basket is stunning. Thank you for the information on the women who make the baskets as well. I would highly recommend your company for these baskets.

-- Linda




The basket that I purchased looks much better in person. I'm going to order more!

-- Remi




Really beautiful basket and sturdy. I love it.

-- Joan




I just want to let you know that my baskets arrived about an hour ago. I was so excited. I opened both boxes and I am so pleased and happy.

They are just what I hoped they would be... large and beautifully made and very colorful.

I could not be more pleased. I have told many people about your website and these wonderful baskets.

-- Cathy




My daughter-in-law is from Kenya and was happy to receive this as a gift. The bowl is beautiful in the sun and the fair trade makes me feel good about the purchase too.

-- Carol




Item was purchased as a gift. I was very satisfied and so was my recipient.

-- Mary




Great service. Item well packaged. Delivered on time. Beautiful!

-- Michael




Arrived promptly, ahead of schedule. The items were better then I thought they would be. Excellent craftsmanship, we are very pleased. Definitely shop here again!

-- Thomas




I love this basket. It is extremely well crafted. It's very strong, sturdy and will last for years. I bought it for my sewing, but you could use it for whatever. I also liked the information about where it came from that was included with the basket.

It was well worth the money. I would definitely buy more in the future. These are truly unique baskets.

-- Tyler




Everyone I have given these handmade baskets to just love them. Then when they read the story of where and how the baskets are made it makes them that much more special.

-- Charles




The handle is strong, the walls are smooth so that if you do use it for yarn and knitting related tools, you don't have to worry about snags. I'll be buying more!!

-- Donna




This is such a beautiful piece. I love it! It came very quickly. I'm so glad I purchased it and happy to support fair trade too!

-- Morena




Thank you for your generosity, your excellent customer service, and kindness!

-- Lauren




WOW - what a fabulous bag. It arrived today and I LOVE IT!!!!!

-- Deanna




Thank you! The baskets are stunning. I have to share with you that my previous order of three was to be one for me and two for gift giving. In the end, I gave something else and kept them all! I just love the brilliant colors and geometric designs.

-- Nancy




Thanks for the baskets. They are absolutely beautiful. I just returned from Uganda a week and a half ago and didn't buy baskets while there. Yours are beautiful and I am glad I purchased them from you.

-- Cathy




The basket I ordered arrived in perfect condition. It is WONDERFUL!

-- Carolyn




The basket arrived today, it is lovely. So are the delightful beads you sent. Thanks for your great customer service.

-- Mary




I just received my PETAL SHOPPER. Thank you so much-it is just beautiful! God bless you and yours.

-- Meg




I just placed my first order on your site a couple of weeks ago and I am absolutely delighted. The service was fast and basket looked great! Thanks!

-- Claudia




I just received three baskets from Ghana. They are all beautiful and will make wonderful Christmas gifts. So much so that I just ordered another basket.

Thank you for making these purchases so easy. You have a great site and I'm sure I'll be ordering from you again.

-- Diane




Received the baskets I ordered from you and want to thank you for your quality product and super quick shipping. The baskets are even better than I expected. The colors are vibrant, the patterns are expertly executed and best of all they are sturdy. These are gifts I'll be proud to give.

-- Kathy




I just received a Zulu palm basket. I am more than pleased. It is absolutely beautiful.

Thank you.

-- Alice




I purchased a basket for each of my adult children and their spouses. They were the highlight of our gift opening. The baskets were beautiful and unique. Ordering from you was a pleasure. Easy to use website and very prompt service. I think Baskets of Africa will be my go-to site for special gifts. Thanks for helping to make our holiday special.

-- Diane




My basket arrived safely. It is beautiful. I will be sure to order more in the future!!!

-- Chetta




I received two boxes today on my order. I just loved everything I purchased from you. Thanks.

-- Mary




My baskets arrived today and I love them!!!

The pink one is a gift for my daughter. She was adopted from South Africa and she loved this basket when she saw it on my computer. I am a blogger and I will take some nice photos and post them on my blog with a link to your site.

-- Natacha




I just got my basket and absolutely love it. I want more! I think it is a great thing that you are doing and I have to believe that the women that make them are directly benefiting from the baskets they make. Thanks again, and now I must shop.

-- Beth




I just received my 16" market basket and I absolutely love it! I am so happy that you ship to Canada so I was able to purchase one. It is beautiful, very useful for me to store all my towels in, is made with much care and detail and was easier than I thought to reshape. It's perfect.

Thank you for providing such a great product while assisting others in a fair marketplace.

-- Melissa




Loving the baskets! Superb! I'm really happy with them. I will return to your website for future purchases.

-- Mary Beth




My order of three amazingly beautiful, well-crafted baskets arrived today! They are surely fine craftsmanship, I am thrilled.

Also wanted to thank you for sending out my order so promptly! In a matter of just a few days from ordering, and WOW!

I am a very pleased customer, who will absolutely be back, thank you.

-- Laura




My basket arrived yesterday and I couldnt be happier. It is gorgeous...a work of art. Even my husband was enthralled with it. Will think about the creators every time I look at it.

-- Marianne




I saw a woman at the shopping center today with one of your baskets. I couldn't take my eyes off of it - it was so beautiful. She directed me to look up Baskets of Africa and I'm so thankful that you have such a beautiful site! They are so incredibly gorgeous. With the deepest of thanks to the Amazingly Talented and Beautiful hands that made my baskets!!!!

-- Sherri




I received my baskets today and they are beautiful, I love them.

-- Pat




Our baskets arrived in Melbourne, Australia, today, much quicker than we expected!

Perfect condition; exactly as pictured.

Thank you. I will recommend this site.

-- Victoria




I got them today!! They are all totally gorgeous and I love them.

I've got three up on a shelf in my utility room with socks and hats and gloves and stuff in and the two big ones will go on another shelf somewhere else, but they're so nice I'm thinking of all the things I want to do with them and where they could go. They're beautiful, thank you so much!

-- Helen in the UK




Hi there, wanted to say thank you, just received my baskets today, they're such beautiful designs, very satisfied, thanks again.

-- Paul in Australia




These are beautiful baskets and a wonderful thing to support! I will keep looking on the site and appreciate the great shipping response and customer service!

-- Shella




My basket shipment arrived in Australia with no issues.

The baskets are beautiful and well packaged.

Thank you and i'm looking forward to doing business with you again.

-- Patricia




Thank you so much for the excellent service. Website was simple to use, and the baskets arrived quickly and undamaged. The beauty, quality, and design of the baskets are so much more than I expected.

I appreciate all you do through this project.

-- Angie




I continue to use my African basket all the time as my garden-produce basket. I LOVE IT!!! It's 100% amazing and awesome.

-- Dave




I LOVE these baskets. I have so many now I can't use them all.

So I guess I'll have to give them as Christmas gifts this year, so I at least get to admire and fondle the artwork!

-- Diane



I just wanted to write to tell you how much I enjoy your website. I am a disabled person spending a lot of time just sitting in my wheelchair. I find that it makes me feel better to just sit and stare at the beautiful baskets that you have. I am a college professor, and I have traveled extensively. However I have not seen these beautiful baskets before in my travels. Congratulations on the good work that you are doing.

-- Nancy




OH!! I am SO excited! It's a Christmas present for someone who comes in on Saturday so I am so happy that it will be here before then. I want to surprise her at Christmas... Thank you!!!

And thank you for having a website that we can order from! I saw the baskets at a great coffee shop a few weeks ago and kicked myself that I didn't pick one up then and there, so I was super thrilled that you have a website to order from!!!

-- Lynn




Everyone likes the baskets so I keep 2 or 3 around my office to give as gifts to clients.

-- Roger




Absolutely Beautiful. We received the 9 baskets and 1 necklace that we ordered last night and were left speechless as we opened each box and saw the beautiful baskets inside. They far exceeded our expectations.

-- Joe




Everything is Beautiful!!! Thank you so much for the wonderful and professional service I received. The fans and earrings are wonderful and I love all of the fliers you include to show how the products are made. I was amazed at how the earrings are made!

-- Joy




I received my order yesterday - great service. The baskets are truly a work of art & will proudly be displayed on my dining room wall. Please extend my appreciation to the artists.

-- Diane




Thanks again - I am looking forward to sharing your beautiful products with my family and friends, and supporting the fine work you are doing!

-- Susan




Beautiful baskets, great website, and fabulous friendly service!

-- Sarah




I was so delighted that my husband gave me my dream bowl from Baskets of Africa as a Christmas gift. This Ugandan basket is simply beyond beautiful.

Thank you for the good work that you are doing.

-- Nancy




I just received the 2 baskets I ordered and was stunned by their beauty. You have a brand new and very faithful fan now.

-- Margaret




I have ordered from you on a number of occasions and my current order has just arrived---expertly packaged and intact. Just wanted you to know how pleased I am and I pass along kudos to your organization and the people that work for you. You guys are first class!

-- Marisa




Thank you once again for all of your help. The package arrived Thursday, so I was able to give it to my sister on Friday night. She absolutely loved it. I told her that if she ever wants to get an awesome gift for someone or if someone is looking to get something for another that she should recommend your company. You have been so wonderful to deal with. I appreciate all of your help in getting this basket for her.

-- Denise




Your baskets are beautiful and of very high quality. I get many compliments on the baskets I have purchased when visitors come to my home.

Thank you again for your help and kindness!

-- Elizabeth




You must work magic!! As soon as I hit 'send' - up comes the UPS man with my wonderful, beautiful new basket. What great customer service.

-- Patti




My baskets have proven grand-child resistant.

· Tough.
· Hard to hurt.
· Hold "treasures" hidden by 3 year olds.
· Don't get damaged.
· Really stand up to a lot of unexpected four-year old muggings.

-- John




My highest compliments. What a truly noble endeavor to bring the gorgeous crafts of the people of Africa to grace our lives here in America. I can't describe the feeling of buying something that is made by the hands of people who give, yet who have had so much taken from them.

-- Karim




It is my dream to help crafts women in Africa through the use of commerce of their goods. I love the hand work and it touches a part of me. I admire what you are doing.

-- Vanessa




The baskets arrived this morning safe and sound. They are beautiful - I am blown away by the craftsmanship of each and every one of them.

-- Amy in Australia




I can't believe how fast the turn around time is. Thank you so much. I got my first order today and the baskets are so beautiful I just had to order three more immediately.

-- Sally



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