Conscious Buying For The Home: An Upside To Coronavirus

The Covid pandemic has shone a light on our planet and brought into sharper focus the negative impact of human behaviour. Some of the upsides of the lockdown have been breathing cleaner air, hearing the birds more resonantly, and feeling closer to nature. Environmentalists believe we are giving the planet a much-needed recovery break.

Whilst online homeware sales have increased dramatically during the last 3 months, being stuck at home has given consumers a little more time to consider their purchases and has led to more conscious buying. The opportunity to pause and perhaps re-evaluate priorities has made many buyers more selective. They’re researching the origins of products, whether it is made from natural materials, whether it is made to last more than a season and how they can make more environmentally friendly choices.


Artisanne has seen a significant increase in online sales in the last 3 months and is proud to design homeware pieces that are sustainable and ones that it hopes people will treasure forever.  It works directly, without middlemen with highly skilled weavers who have perfected a tight, sturdy weave which means the baskets are made last.  It also ensures the outstanding quality and style for which Artisanne is renowned.   Handwoven using sustainable local grasses and repurposed strips of plastic, the baskets are designed for sustainable living. The large and medium baskets are presented in a re-usable cotton drawstring bag, handmade in Senegal.

The 3 most popular Artisanne home decor items during lockdown:

Handwoven Planters: Indoor plants and planters were already seeing an increase in popularity prior to lockdown as studies have proven that plants improve concentration and productivity.  Sales rocketed during the pandemic with people stuck at home keen to bring the outside in.

Handwoven Storage Baskets:  Lockdown provided an opportunity to declutter and reorganise forgotten corners of the home.  Handwoven baskets proved a quick way to add order as well as texture to a room.   For many, they also added a refreshing touch of colour to neglected areas.

Alibaba Laundry Baskets: “We have lost count of the number of people who have contacted us saying they had been meaning to replace their ugly laundry basket for ages and had finally got around to during lockdown…” said co-founder, Elizabeth de Vise. Artisanne’s eye catching and distinctive Alibaba laundry baskets would be the feature of any bathroom and the large assortment of designs inject colour to bathrooms or bedrooms.

As we start to ease out of lockdown, Artisanne hope that people will continue to buy selectively and sustainably, adopting small changes in our lifestyle to help make a difference.  We believe Mother Nature and future generations will thank us for it.

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