Why the "French" Basketeer?
Founded in 2007 by Andrea Drexelius, French Basketeer imports and retails authentic French market baskets and totes from former French colonies Madagascar and Morocco.
The concept for French Basketeer began with a passion for the French lifestyle and the habit of not leaving home without a basket in hand to carry personal items and purchases. These same baskets and totes are found in open air markets and in the hands of chic ladies and men all over France. For the French, though, it's not enough to just be functional, they must be colorful and stylish as well. Our totes and baskets come in range of beautiful colors and have features including cotton draw-string liners, covered corners and riveted handles for strength.
Our products provide alternatives to plastic bags and are made from renewable natural fibers including raffia, palm, seagrass and water reed. Our Madagascar totes are produced by women's cooperatives who strictly adhere to Fair Trade practices.