HomebyDesignDua

Innovative Traditional African Crafts by DesignDua.com

Honey Brook, Pennsylvania On Etsy since 2016

3,618 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

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HomebyDesignDua

Innovative Traditional African Crafts by DesignDua.com

Honey Brook, Pennsylvania | 3,618 Sales

Announcement    Our Etsy Shop is for International Sales. USA customers are advised to shop on Designdua (dot com)

We are an HGTV award winning Design Company that makes the highest quality innovative artisan goods from Africa. The most coveted handmade bassinets and more! We are the only safety certified Elephant grass baby product company. For our bassinets and newborn items visit DesignDua.com.

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 29, 2020

Our Etsy Shop is for International Sales. USA customers are advised to shop on Designdua (dot com)

We are an HGTV award winning Design Company that makes the highest quality innovative artisan goods from Africa. The most coveted handmade bassinets and more! We are the only safety certified Elephant grass baby product company. For our bassinets and newborn items visit DesignDua.com.

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Linda Fuller

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Linda Fuller

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About HomebyDesignDua

Sales 3,618
On Etsy since 2016

Colorful and Intricate designs, Made with Love.

100% Handmade Baskets, Designed, handwoven , and sewn by me, My daughters, My nieces, and our team.

Our basket weaving style is over hundreds of years old. We grew tired of the typical designs and decided to design and create baskets with an innovative touch. Our items are 100% designed and created by us under quality conditions. We provide all the necessary accessories for use and do safety testing according to US Standards. We do provide wholesale baskets to other sellers that may be in your area or online. Our items are featured in Major Retail Stores such as Anthropologie.

We hope to bring these items and other African inspired design to your homes.

Shop members

  • Linda Fuller

    Owner, Creator

    I am a Mom and a Dog Grandma, working with my two daughters to make beautiful handmade baskets and more. I have been doing crafts for over 25 years and thoroughly enjoy what I do. My Daughters bring youth and innovation to my craft.

  • Martha

    Designer, Creator, Photographer

    Martha has been basket weaving since she was just 8 years old. Although then it was recreational, she now enjoys bringing innovation and design to the craft. She hopes to bring more of these beautiful traditional items to families around the world.

  • Kofi Appiah

    Shipper

  • Francis

    Creator

  • Dorcas

    Materials

  • Ayinbillah

    Creator

  • Samuel

    Materials

    Grass Collection

  • Atieku

    Creator

  • Kwesi

    Creator

  • Joe

    Creator

  • Attiope

    Creator

  • Francis

    Creator

  • Appiah B.

    Creator

  • Mike

    Creator

  • Williams

    Creator

  • Sam A.

    Creator

  • Godfred

    Creator

  • Tijani

    Creator

  • Joseph T.

    Creator

  • Benedict

    Creator

  • Kofi A.

    Creator

  • Jones A.

    Creator

  • Kofi P.

    Creator

Shop policies

Last updated on June 25, 2020
Design Dua. Innovative Traditional Crafts.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
Refund Policy

All Returns must be requested within 14 days and shipped back within 30 days. We do not do returns on cloth items. Returns of bassinets must be still in packaging and as new. Open pads or bedding is not as new. Please note that shipping of these large items is very expensive. We do not provide free return shipping or labels. Please work with us and carefully make your selection.

Product Variations-

All of our items are completely handmade. There may be slight variations in the patterns or colors as seen. Our products are handmade and are really for those who enjoy the uniqueness of that. If you are viewing the item on your phone, please turn up the screen brightness to be sure that you are viewing the color properly. If you are unsure about any part of your order, please message us before purchase. We are happy to help you with your selection and get your order right prior to shipment.

Unclaimed Packages & Incorrect Addresses: If for some reason you miss delivery and can not collect your package from the postal service, we can not be held responsible for your package. If we do receive the item back because the courier could not reach you, the restock fee will apply.
Payment
Paypal. If an e-check is used for payment, the item will ship only after it clears. If we receive a fraudulent order report from Paypal, we will be unable to fulfill your order.
Shipping
PLEASE ENTER YOUR SHIPPING ADDRESS CLEARLY & CAREFULLY. PLEASE ADD A CONTACT NUMBER. WE CAN NOT SHIP UNTIL A PHONE NUMBER IS RECEIVED. Please be aware that Etsy does not account for Public holidays and weekends in their shipping estimate. We do not ship on weekends and holidays. We do not make address changes. Please check it well before your order.

We ship mostly by airbag via Express International mail. If for some reason your item ships from our US warehouse it will be by Fedex, USPS, or Ups. Courier depends on your selected item and destination. We can not ship to PO Boxes. If shipping to Hawaii, Alaska, APO, FPO, Puerto Rico, USVI, Please make sure you purchased the shipping add on. We can not ship to PO Box addresses. Please note that we ship by airbag which means there will be no box.

Some items ship from the USA. If you select an item which is customized or out of stock locally, it will ship internationally. Although our Moses Baskets and smaller items can ship internationally, Very large items can not ship internationally (Vintage, Double items). If ordering two baskets they must ship in two boxes.

Please note that if you are ordering from outside of the USA, it requires the item to be imported, by you, into your country. This may be met with inspection by customs and duty. We are not the importer of record for your item. We can not pay Duty in Advance or mark the package as a gift. We are unable to communicate with customs officials. .

Please note that if you enter an incorrect address at the time of your order, and it is shipped to that address, we can not offer any compensation for this. We are not responsible to change the address. Our goal is to get orders our as quickly as possible, even if you message an address change request we can not guarantee change or offer refunds when it is shipped to the address provided at the time of your order. The system is set up to send the address of the order for label printing to our warehouse in a different app. The two do not coordinate and we are not responsible for this.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please make sure you review the item you select before purchase. If you have any questions regarding the color or pattern, please send us a message.

Our baby products are safety tested and made under strict conditions. We make our items to the highest quality and safety. Products made for babies are not just baskets, they must be made to specified CPSC safety standards. Similar products that are not branded by our company and noted as an authorized retailer on our site are not made by our company. We can only guarantee items that we make for use with or without our accessories.

All of our items are fully handmade. Due to the use of natural grass and dyes, colors and patterns may slightly vary. If you are very particular about the pattern/color of the basket, please inquire before placing an order. We do not use machinery and can not promise exact items the way machine processing can. We can not do exchanges or free returns.

Please be advised that the items are made with natural grass. This means the item will look and feel like a natural basket. The material is not soft. If used as a bassinet, we recommend using this with our liner. You must follow the safety instructions and recommendations as given.

Can someone assist me with my selection?

We love helping customers find the right item for their nursery. Please send us a message and we will get back to you within 24 hours.

Please note that orders of our items made on Designdua.com, Etsy, Houzz, or Amazon may be subject to different policies. If you ordered on another website it is best to read all information available to you on that site.

We are here to help you. Please be patient we are a small team.

About the Baskets

What is the process involved in making the baskets?

Baskets are handwoven with elephant grass. It takes several days to split, roll,dye, and weave the grass into beautiful creative and useful items. After the baskets are complete they are sent to the factory where cleaning, accessorizing, and packaging takes place.

Understanding our Baskets

We sell handmade baskets made from Elephant grass. They are hand dyed and woven. Due to the handmade nature of the basket, variations may occur. The grass is dried and handwoven. It is similar to straw and very sturdy. Our baskets are of the highest quality and any that are too rigid or misshapen are not sold. We currently do not sell inner lining as consumer reports suggest non-use of liners and crib bumpers due to SIDS. Please understand that it is a natural product and can not be left in damp rooms or wet without fully drying it.

I do not see the pattern I want, how can I get this?
Please visit our website designdua.com for full inventory of baskets.

What is the difference in handles?
We offer Leather handles and Vegan cloth handles. Our cloth handles are collapsible and very flexible. No animals are injured in the process of acquiring the cloth handles.

Our leather handles are made from high quality Moroccan leather. It is not traditional local leather that is not properly processed. If you have any questions regarding what handles to select, Please let us know. We will ship what is requested in the order and can not exchange due to personal error.

Are your products made with safe materials?

Our products are made with dried elephant grass, powdered dyes, and lac. They are 100% lead free. These dyes are similar to those used in toys, clothes, utensils, and furniture. The dye does not rub off, it is sealed within the grass. This does not create a risk of ingestion or inhalation for your baby. ALL VINTAGE ITEMS ARE POLISHED, LIKE WOOD.

Our handles are made from cotton/polyester cloth or professional grade leather. Our pads come in foam or 100% organic unprocessed kapok fiber with cotton covers. Firm Foam pads are recommended by most government regulatory bodies for infant sleep. Our organic mattresses are for those who have an aversion to latex foam. Please understand that natural cotton is not as firm as foam by its nature.

Which Mattress should I select?

Our pads come in foam or 100% organic unprocessed Kapok fiber with cotton covers. Firm Foam pads are recommended by most government regulatory bodies for infant sleep. Our organic mattresses are for those who have an aversion to latex foam. We understand that some are opposed to anything that is not organic and our kapok pads are 100% organic.

What stands are compatible with your baskets ?

Please only use our stands with our baskets for maximum compatibility and safety.

Can you do a price match for me on the item I purchased before a sale?

Sorry, all sales are for the specified time period. We can not apply a sale to previously purchased products.