Our baskets and Pala sunglasses, on display in Capri

On the Italian island of Capri, a shop called Ottico Cimmino has dedicated their front window to Pala sunglasses and a small collection of our baskets!

We work closely with Pala and supply unique hand-woven cases for their sunglasses. A fair percentage of money from every case purchase goes to the weavers that produced them.

Pala also works with Vision Aid Overseas to fund life-changing eye care projects in Africa through sunglasses sales.

For more information on Pala and Care 4 Basket please see our Working With Pala Page

Care for Basket visit Shoreham Farmers’ Artisan Market

The hand made baskets proved very popular at the Shoreham Farmers’ market last Saturday.

David Newnham (pictured left), former Headteacher of Chesswood Middle School in Worthing, visited the stall and brought some of our baskets for friends and family.

David had been an instrumental champion of the CARE organisation for 9 years, before retiring in 2010.

NAWA Social Event held at Coconut Grove Hotel

CARE for Basket attended the NAWA Social Event where we held a stall to sell baskets and provide information on recycling.

Rachel Bartels, Director of Humanitarian Projects for NAWA, purchased some baskets from us and she had the following to say:

We are very happy with the baskets we purchased from CARE. They are sturdy, stylish, helping the environment and the best part- washable! We love that they are taking a problem- plastic waste, and creating jobs and livelihoods for people in poor communities in Ghana. Fantastic!

NAWA, The North American Women Association, is a well-established NGO organisation supported by the Canadian High Commission.

Find more about NAWA here: http://www.nawaghana.com

Jessy Kawra Foundation Launch supports Care for Basket

The JFK Foundation launch event in Accra, organised by Jessy Kawra (Miss Tourism for Ghana 2014), featured many Care for Basket designs.

Jessy Kawra is a strong supporter for ecological change to help Ghana towards a cleaner and healthier environment that will promote increased tourism.

Our baskets were chosen as an excellent example of one of the ways that plastic waste can be recycled ecologically to create a useful product.

Read more about the Jessy Kawra Foundation here:

Mrs Cindy Badoe Promotes CARE Baskets

Mrs Cindy Badoe, Director of Ghana Environmental Protection Agency requested to meet with Jib Hagan to discuss recycling initiatives in Accra.

Mrs Badoe was pleased with the baskets that CARE had produced, saying that they were solid and durable as well as helping towards a greener Ghana.