Lobster Rope Baskets (Maine Float Rope Baskets) Have Arrived!

2011 September 12
by Karen

We’re very excited to now offer these new Lobster Rope Baskets! Made from the same recycled lobster rope used for our popular Lobster Rope Doormats, these vibrant and colorful baskets are handwoven in Down East Maine. They’re another innovative way to recycle the Maine float-rope that was once used to tether lobster traps together in the Atlantic Ocean. Maine fishermen can no longer use float-rope because it was entangling and causing injury to the Northern Right Whale (a protected species). They’ve switched to safer sinking rope  – which is great for the whales but not so much for the environment. With hundreds of thousands of pounds of discarded rope destined for landfills it only made sense that a clever Mainer decided to start weaving it into doormats – and now baskets!

The float rope baskets come in 2 sizes – Medium and Large – and in a multitude of colors. The color basket you receive is dependent upon the rope available at the time but no worries – ALL the baskets look great and add a nice splash of unexpected color to any room.

For specific color requests, please call 1-877-244-7789.

The New England Trading Company has been selling the Lobster Rope Doormats since 2009, along with other unique handcrafted items made in New England.

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