Swedish baskets. Colour Hero. Happy Design for homes

Darvel, Scotland

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Last updated on 07 Jul, 2018

HEJSAN GOODS has been featured on Fine Little Day and is a Mollie Makes Handmade Award winner!! Follow me on Instagram @hejsangoods


Sarah-Jane Brand

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Sarah-Jane Brand


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

About hejsangoods

Sales 136
On Etsy since 2013

Making baskets

A few years ago, I came across a couple of beautiful, plastic bead baskets at a flea market in Sweden. When I showed the baskets to my Swedish friends, they all nodded, saying ‘Ah yes. People used to make these. Very Swedish.’ But no-one knew how to make them anymore and I realised this was a forgotten craft and I would love to revive it.

Back home in Scotland, I studied the original baskets and developed a basic pattern and technique to recreate them. I have always made things and used my skills in sewing, knitting and designing to produce my first version of the Swedish bead basket. I knew straight away that I wanted to make more!

I started getting requests to make baskets for friends and their children. I decided to open my Etsy shop in late 2013 and called it HEJSAN GOODS (Hejsan is a super-friendly, Swedish hello!).

My favourite part of the process is designing. I love the folk motifs of the original baskets, but I am also drawn to bold, graphic shapes. I’m looking for a combination that will surprise me, but works. It’s exciting, often ends in disappointment - and I love it!

Shop members

  • Sarah-Jane Brand

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    Designer and maker of Swedish beaded baskets. I live in Ayrshire with my husband and our three boys (a toddler and baby twins!). When all the kids are asleep, I sit at the kitchen table with a hot drink and a cookie and make these happy baskets!

  • Kimberley Brand

    Photographer, Stylist, Lil' Sis

    Kim is my awesome photographer and even more awesome little sister. She lives in Edinburgh with her boyfriend, Chris, and a part-time dog. When she's not shooting weddings, Kim can be found trawling charity shops and drinking incredibly strong tea.

  • Sammy

    Health And Safety Officer, Toddler

    Sammy is my self-appointed Health & Safety Officer. Once I finish a basket, he throws it around to make sure it's good and sturdy. If I ever miss the morning post or your invoice looks crumpled, please understand I have a wild toddler in my midst.

Shop policies

Last updated on 06 July, 2015
Hej! Welcome to HEJSAN GOODS! And thanks for making it to my shop policies page! Here, I have written written everything you need to know about ordering from me. All that's left for you to do is ... SHOP!

I have taken great care in creating a well-made, sturdy and hopefully beautiful product that you will love. If, however, you come across any problems with my products or my service, please don't hesitate to email hejsangoods [!at] gmail.com or convo me and I will be in touch with you straight away, unless I am asleep.

Ok, let's do this!

- Sarah-Jane

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Apple Pay Klarna Gift card
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Returns: Returns are accepted if the item is in its original condition. Items are returned at the buyer's cost.
Please convo me if you wish to return an item.

Lost and/or damaged items: If your order is damaged or lost in transit, I will offer to post out a replacement order free of charge or refund the full cost of the damaged or missing items. This process may take a few weeks, but I will be in regular contact until it is resolved. Basically, I won't let you down.
Payment: Please pay immediately on checkout. But it's ok if you don't. I'm very understanding. I accept Paypal and direct Etsy checkout.

Cancellations: If you wish to cancel an order, please convo me and I'll happily refund you, minus any fees for dealing with the cancellation. I will write to you confirming cancellation and refund due.

Custom / Duty taxes: If you live outside Europe, please be aware that there may be an additional custom charge on delivery of your item. Please convo me if you have any concerns about this.
P&P: Postage & packaging is charged at actual cost and I do my best to keep these costs to a minimum.
Please allow up to two weeks for delivery.

UK = £3.50, Royal Mail 1st class
Europe = £5.50, Royal Mail Airsure
Worldwide = £7.50, Royal Mail Airsure

Please convo me if your country is not listed when you are checking out.
Additional policies and FAQs
Special offers: Baskets are only available in limited quantities, but new designs are added regularly. To receive updates of new stock and special offers, please convo me.

Custom orders: I would love to hear from you if you are ordering for a special occasion or if you are interested in a custom order! Convo me and we can discuss your ideas!

Wholesale: I am just starting to offer wholesale terms. If you are interested in stocking my products, please email hejsangoods [!at] gmail.com or convo me. Let's do some business!