We have teamed up with Collaborative Craft Projects to produce a selection of beautifully organic, all natural pendants.

A celebration of authentic and meaningful designs, each pendant has been handwoven by artisan craftswomen in Zimbabwe using Ilala palm, which is sustainably grown and harvested locally.

The 4-piece collection brings elements of the natural world into interiors in both shape and material.

Each design takes inspiration from beautifully handcrafted baskets created by the women involved with CCP and is transformed into a striking shade design.

The natural weave of the pendants transmits light wonderfully throughout a room when on and when not in use each pendant also dangles delicately as a piece of art in its own right.

Jo, Pooky’s Head of Design, explains a bit more about the collaboration:

“We were introduced to Jane at Collaborative Craft Projects and were instantly taken by her passion and commitment to build a legacy for the female artisans she works with whilst preserving the traditional skills and natural heritage of Zimbabwean culture and craft.

Jane and the amazing women she works with had already developed a new range of Wonky Wave baskets and we fell in love and asked if they would develop them as a pendant shade exclusively for Pooky.
The Serena baskets were a completely new shape that we developed with Jane, which we’re launching in three slightly different styles.

We chose to use the pared-back, simple shape as we wanted to create something that could fit successfully and look amazing in even the most clean and modern of interiors as perfectly as in more traditional, country aesthetics."

Meet the makers

Collaborative Craft Projects are BIG on PEOPLE, PLANET and PURPOSE. They work closely with Artisan Communities throughout Zimbabwe & regionally to design, develop and make handmade homeware that is beautiful and functional. They believe their products are gentle on the environment, and are passionately committed to uplifting the communities they work with, within our social enterprise. Through their unique range of handmade homeware and basketry, they tell a story of tradition and heritage to a local and global market.