A Longaberger Basket shares the history of the company itself and its dedication to traditional handmade household goods. Longaberger is a family-owned company that aims “to stimulate a better quality of life” for people through their products. Today, they are most commonly known and loved for their handcrafted baskets.
Longaberger baskets are traditionally made of maple wood and each basket is signed and dated by the artisan who created it. The bottom of each basket also bears the stamp of the company. There are Longaberger To Go baskets, Sort and Store Baskets and Traditional baskets. The To Go collection features lightweight and durable woven baskets for carrying around. The Sort and Store baskets are excellent for storage while the traditional ones can be used for holding objects. Each basket is finely crafted by a skilled artisan who is committed to the basket-making tradition for country homes across the nation.
Making baskets actually began with J. W. Longaberger back in 1919 who perfected the skill and opened up a business with his wife. Longaberger baskets are so popular and so rooted in the history of the company that the building of the Longaberger headquarters in Newark, Ohio is actually a Longaberger basket.