About ALSO Home
When you browse products from ALSO Home, the unifying theme is clear to see. Nature’s influence is unmistakable, from the choice of subtle and soothing colours to the temptingly tactile textures.
ALSO Home’s baskets achieve an easy balance between the decorative and practical. They’re handmade in Vietnam by crafters skilled in age-old techniques and the use of traditional tools. Each maker’s fingerprint can be seen in woven patterns that appear deceptively simple but much practice to perfect.
Seagrass and water hyacinth are the materials of choice. As they grow locally and abundantly (water hyacinth is widely considered to be a weed) they’re sustainable options. Natural biodegradability means products crafted from these fibres have a light environmental touch. When first gathered, the seagrass is green, but it settles to an oaty-brown shade as it dries. The characterful appeal of this naturally warm hue means there’s no need for dyeing or other decoration.
Picking baskets for display or storage is an easy way to add texture and interest to any room. They connect us with nature and remind us of our heritage. ALSO Home’s Nousta and Tilaa styles come in versatile cylindrical forms with robust plaited handles. A selection of sizes makes these ideal for storing firewood or displaying houseplants. Kuten baskets are flat, round designs – also with upright handles – making them the perfect places for stashing skeins of wool or heaping up handfuls of foraged pine cones.