Fresh Start Gift Basket

Handcrafted in Bangladesh   |   46053
In Stock


Give a handmade gift basket. Each item in our Fresh Start Gift Basket provides income, a fair wage, and opportunity for women in Bangladesh, including safety for women escaping human trafficking.

SERRV may substitute similar items at our discretion, based on availability.

What's included:

  • Natural Jute Mitt
  • 100% Natural Coconut & Palm Oil Soap in Lavender Coconut
  • 100% Natural Coconut & Palm Oil Soap in Cinnamon Clean
  • Jasmine-Scented Candle in Sea Grass-Wrapped Terracotta Pot
  • Woven Grass Basket with Recycled Sari Wrap

Natural Jute Mitt (9"l x 5"w) is extra exfoliating, and can be hung to dry from its handy 3" loop.

100% Natural Coconut & Palm Oil in Lavender Coconut (3.5 oz) is handmade with lavender essential oil and exfoliating coconut flakes. Bar is hand-wrapped with a wax thumbprint seal.

100% Natural Coconut & Palm Oil in Cinnamon Clean (3.5 oz) is made with cinnamon essential oil and exfoliating cinnamon flakes. Bar is hand-wrapped with a wax thumbprint seal.

Jasmine-Scented Candle in Sea Grass-Wrapped Terracotta Pot (3"dia x 2 1/2"h) offers just the right ambiance, with both pieces reusable.

Woven Grass Basket with Recycled Sari Wrap (3 1/2"h x 8 1/2"w x 6"d) is handmade with recycled sari fabric, made in Bangladesh.

Your purchase provides employment for rural women in some of the poorest parts of the country (many are widows, single mothers, or heads-of-household with little or no income), and education for their children. Soaps are made by disadvantaged women from red-light districts in Bangladesh who escaped the sex trade. Your purchase creates alternate employment, hope, and dignity, turning past pain and trauma into productive new lives.

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Orders must be placed by noon eastern to qualify for second day delivery.

Handcrafters in Bangladesh

About the Artisan

Your purchase brings hope and opportunity to women in some of the poorest parts of Bangladesh, many of whom are widows, single mothers or heads-of-household with little or no income. Handcrafting income helps these disadvantaged artisans improve their standard of living and send their children to school.

Since 2008, SERRV International has worked with Handcrafters in Bangladesh, providing a long-term trading partnership and interest-free advance payment for our orders. With... Read more...


Write a review
Jan 1, 2022  |  By SHELAGH M MAYO
given as a gift

What a shame you can't buy gifts from outside the US
Jun 13, 2021  |  By V B
I wanted to buy this as a gift for my niece. What a shame that it won't accept non-US credit cards as this would be a great site to buy gifts for my US family.

Easy gift
Dec 26, 2020  |  By Helen
These were nice gifts (and easy to wrap).

Cute little gift basket
Nov 19, 2020  |  By Michelle
I purchased this item for my sister-in-law for Christmas. I really like the overall look of the product but was disappointed that the basket is kind of bent like it got a bit squished. I am sure she will be fine with it. Maybe some packaging to give it a better buffer in shipping would help. Everything I received in my order that was better wrapped was in perfect condition.

Fitting and Appreciated
Sep 6, 2020  |  By Anne
I bought this as a birthday gift for a friend who loves handmade soaps as much as I do and who shares an appreciation of fair trade goods. She was delighted with it.

Fresh Start
Jul 21, 2020  |  By Bonnie Kloos
I bought this basket for myself since everything in it was beautiful and things I needed. I used the beautiful basket to put the aspirin and cough drops in, the good bar soap is much in demand these days and it's nice to have good soap! The candle is just what my spare bedroom needed and the loofah is being used in the bath. Everything is beautiful and lovely. It would have made a good gift, but I bought it all for myself!

Birthday Gift
Jul 6, 2020  |  By Suzanne
I purchased this gift basket set for my cousin's birthday.
I'm sure she will enjoy it very much.
Beautiful hand-made basket,
Candle and yummy soaps!

A pretty gift
Oct 7, 2018  |  By Cheryl L Caesar
My elderly aunt, who is suffering from chronic back pain, was happy to receive this.

Mar 10, 2018  |  By Ann
The bath set is perfect! I have used and loved everything in the set. The loofah really brightens up my skin. Thanks so very much!

Looks pretty
Feb 26, 2018  |  By Karen
Sorry, I bought this as a gift so I can't write a review but it looked nice and it was a way to benefit those less fortunate.