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TJILLEVIPS Basket, jute,

Price $ 19.99

How to get it

This jute basket is sewn together by hand and is easy to fold down to the height you want. With its soft shape and warm colour, it owns its place in KALLAX and EKET shelving units.

Article Number004.394.92

Product details

Jute is a durable material with natural color variations.

Fits great in KALLAX shelving unit and in other cabinets and shelves that are at least 30 cm deep.


Width: 30 cm (11 ¾ ")

Depth: 30 cm (11 ¾ ")

Height: 35 cm (13 ¾ ")

Ratings and reviews

Not happy with it it is too hard to keep it holding its shapeMaureenNot happy with it too hard to keep its shape therefore I returned it1
DisappointedNaomiThe basket looks good but has no shape and doesn’t hold well.2
Love these!YvonneLove the look and texture of these baskets! Stuffed them full of fabrics! 5
Cute but floppyElyciaWe got these because they are one of the few inserts that fit in the Eket system. Unfortunately they only stand up if they are full. If even half full they become floppy and look untidy. When full, they are aesthetically pleasing. 2
lovely but not sturdySelinabeautiful baskets but with no solid bottom they are not versatile3
its greatGrahamits great5
Love the lookJerinaWhat’s not to love about a jute basket?! One only complained I have is you can fold over the top as perfectly as the image. One of the seams is too thick to stay folded. But I’m using in a kallax unit so that part is in the back4
Not happy with it it is too hard to keep it holding its shapeMaureenNot happy with it too hard to keep its shape therefore I returned it1
PrettySaloméGoes very nice in the Kallax shelf units.5
Lovely natural optionSaraThese baskets are actually much softer on the hand than they look. The brim folds over to fit in the Kallax shelves and provides something like a handle. They are not super structured so are definitely better suited to loose objects or clothing. (I have put my children's Duplo and marble run pieces in them.) Cannot speak to long term durability, but they seem thick and well-sewn. Very happy with them.5
Finally able to grab these!WendySo pretty and organic! Love them and happy I was finally able to snag some! I thought they might smell too but nothing bothersome5
DisappointedNaomiThe basket looks good but has no shape and doesn’t hold well.2
Stylish optionNicoleI really like the look of this basket in my Kallax unit. It’s a good quality jute, looks like it will last. I gave it 4 stars because I had to make my own base out of cardboard so the baskets wouldn’t collapse.4
It's a home for my sewing projectsChrisI like the texture of this basket, the top rolled down easily. I was worried that it would not stay flat, but once you put your items in it - it pretty much stays as shown. It may help to put a piece of cardboard on the bottom.4
Great relaxed storage binVerified BuyerThese bins are great in my daughters room under her clothing rack (since she doesn’t have a closet). They are relaxed so the structure is flexible and slouches only a little, depending on how many items you put in them. They match perfectly with the woven rug in her room as well. Each basket is a little different - probably because of the nature of the natural materials -which is nice Going to pick up some more!5
TJILLEVIPS Basket, jute, 11 ¾x11 ¾x13 ¾ "

A basket of opportunities

Our TJILLEVIPS baskets are made of jute, a versatile plant fibre that can be shaped into beautiful and functional objects for the home. The Indian jute industry is traditionally very male-dominated, but one of our suppliers suggested hiring women to make the TJILLEVIPS baskets. An initiative that contributes to more equality and better opportunities for women in the Indian countryside.

“I was contacted by one of our long-time suppliers in the Kerala region who suggested that they should focus on hiring mainly women to do our TJILLEVIPS baskets”, tells Nidhi Bhayana, who works with textiles for IKEA in India. “We thought it was a good idea! With this initiative, we can, together with the supplier, contribute to equality and create more opportunities for women in the area.”

An idea with a ripple effect

The supplier began organizing the work immediately. They started by hiring women who live close to the factory and come from the lowest income groups. The supplier also educates the women in health and safety issues, informs about fair wages and legal rights, and coach them to operate a bank account and an ATM card. “The wages go directly to the women’s personal accounts. It’s a way to empower them and make sure that the money goes to the person that actually does the job,” explains Nidhi.

Better everyday life

The TJILLEVIPS baskets are sewn together by hand, a work that requires both precision and patience. “Visiting the factory floor and meeting these proud and skilled women is one of the best parts of my job. With a steady income, they get better opportunities to provide for themselves and their families, “TJILLEVIPS is an excellent example of how a simple idea and a small basket can lead to new possibilities and a great change.“


What is jute?

Jute is a very hardwearing fibre that is found in the stem of the jute plant. It’s an easy-to-grow plant that requires very little fertilizer, pesticides or water and is ready to harvest after only 120 days. The jute fibre is often used for ropes and sacks but is also known for its silky-smooth lustre and can be spun into finer threads which are then woven. In our range we often use woven jute for items like curtains, rugs and furniture.