Breton Wire Baskets

Beautifully handcrafted wire baskets of yesteryear

Panier and Resse

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Baskets that belong to the garden

We discovered these beautifully handcrafted Breton Wire Baskets which are the ‘Panier’ and ‘Resse’.
Still made today by the  small company Ets Aert-Fil in France as they have been for generations.

These sturdy wire baskets simply belong to the garden… Useful for carrying all the gardening thingamabobs around like, tools, flowers, cuttings, the bounty of your allotment or ideal for carrying picnics, logs etc. Many people also choose to use these for displaying or storage in the home.

Originally crafted for hard use on Breton fields and seashell beaches, these baskets behold a simple elegance that is only really achieved by such traditional and quality craftsmanship.

Exclusive to Creeper & Knotweed in the UK.

Bretton Wire baskets… A craft almost lost in time

It’s difficult to find wire baskets of this quality and with such a history, especially in today’s world, as most baskets originate from the Far East and it’s fair to say last little longer than the time it takes them to get here!

This is a craft which appears to be almost lost in time, handed down through the generations. Our Panier and Resse range of wire baskets for gardeners thus create a flourishing synergy between the old with the new.

A real basket of yesteryear

Knowledge which my maternal grandfather learned, enabled the craft which guided him through his professional life. A knowledge first passed on to my father René Aertgeerts in 1976, which I in turn received and which I continue to perpetuate.

           Aude Aergeerts

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The making of a Panier & Resse

Known as iron basket weaving this is still very much an artisanal process as each basket is hand crafted in Breton France using the same meticulous method of yesteryear.

This method has been handed down through three generations and from father to daughter. Using this process (as it has been for over 40 years now) to create the Panier and Resse wire basket range.

Made with a raw material as simple as iron, hot-dip galvanized in wire drawing mills, this then becomes “galvanized” wire. The Panier of yesteryear and the Resse are then completely crafted in the Ets Aert-Fil workshop.

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The Panier Wire Basket

The Panier is completely hand crafted in Breton as they have been since 1923 by the small artisan company Ets Aert-Fil. These superb galvanised wire garden baskets are a truly successful synergy between the old and the new.

Originally crafted for hard use on Breton fields and seashell beaches, each is inspired by a simple beauty that only outstanding craftsmanship can achieve.

A requisite for every gardener, consummate for carrying all the gardening thingamabobs or the bounty of your allotment and perfect for displaying in the home.

Exclusive in the UK to Creeper & Knotweed.

Buy Panier

The Resse Wire Basket

These very large and robust wire baskets are carried by using side handles.
Each is completely hand crafted in Breton as they have been since 1923 by the small artisan company Ets Aert-Fil. These superb galvanised wire garden baskets (Resses) are a truly successful synergy between the old and the new..
Originally crafted for hard use on Breton fields and seashell beaches, each is inspired by a simple beauty that only outstanding craftsmanship can achieve.
Unlike the Paniers the handles are built into the sides making these large baskets easy to carry.

A requisite for every gardener, consummate for carrying all the gardening thingamabobs or the bounty of your allotment and ideal for carrying logs, picnics etc. also displaying or storage in the home.

Exclusive in the UK to Creeper & Knotweed.

Buy Resse