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lobster rope basket

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Recycled
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  • the story

A Real Catch

It's about time this rope turned its life around. As "float-rope", it was once used to tether together underwater lobster traps off the coast of Maine, where it also posed a danger to the Northern Right Whale. Then, once such usage was outlawed, hundreds of thousands of pounds of leftover line threatened to flood into landfills.

Now, these wayward cords have been rehabilitated, finding new life as vibrant, earth-friendly baskets. Created using traditional basket weaving techniques, the ropes combine rugged sturdiness with bright, uplifting colors. A circle of pressboard inside provides the basket's bottom and helps it maintain its cylindrical shape. And whether it's toting picnic gear to the beach, or adding a nautical splash to your home, it's sure to bring nothing but goodwill from now on. Handmade in Down East, Maine.

  • details
Handmade
Recycled
Community Voted
Item ID
21422
Made from
100% recycled paper label stock, recycled rope
Measurements
8" H x 10" Dia.
Notes
Colors may vary.

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LOBSTER ROPE BASKET
 
5.0

(based on 4 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (4)
  • Durable (4)
  • Easy to use (3)
  • Lots of storage (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Bedroom (3)
  • Living room (3)
  • Office (3)
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    • Homeowner (3)

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5.0

Nice

By 

from Washington, DC

About Me Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lots Of Storage
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bedroom
    • Garage
    • Kitchen
    • Living Room
    • Office

    Comments about LOBSTER ROPE BASKET:

    Guess I didn't read the dimensions so it was bigger than expected which was a nice surprise. I can see this for a multiple of uses. Love the fact that it is recycled material.

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    • Christmas or Hanukkah

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    win win basket!

    By 

    from Emeryville, Ca

    About Me Homeowner, Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Outdoor boat

      Comments about LOBSTER ROPE BASKET:

      This attractive and sturdy basket has dual function's! Removing the lobsterline from the sea - thus avoiding tangling and killing whales and other ocean species and finally a sturdy basket aboard our boat to collect shoes! I have had many baskets but most are not design for the elements of a sea climate .... this is it - the only draw back: it could be a little bigger!

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      5.0

      Unusual Basket

      By 

      from Winston-Salem, NC

      About Me Homeowner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lots Of Storage
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bedroom
        • Living Room
        • Office

        Comments about LOBSTER ROPE BASKET:

        I purchased this basket as a birthday gift and was completely satisfied. It is very unusual and not something that you could buy in any store. Great idea in recycling!

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        5.0

        better than expected

        By 

        from Baltimore, MD

        About Me Homeowner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lots Of Storage

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Bedroom
          • Living Room
          • Office

          Comments about LOBSTER ROPE BASKET:

          This basket was even bigger than I thought after looking at the dimensions. The coloring is so unique as is the story behind it. My mother in law LOVES it! I would definitely buy this again.

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          Q and A

          When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

          905votes, 69 comments

          Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

          Katie found this reclaimed lobster rope basket, and we think it's quite the catch! Since these ropes, which once posed a danger to sea life (check out the product story to learn more), are no longer used for catching lobsters they're making waves in the form of handmade baskets. Does this potential product have your vote?

          Pam
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          I would love a large version of this.

          Kim
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          I have seen these all over the place as doormats, but never as baskets. The rope is very tough and would likely scratch the surface it rests on. Perhaps it would be more appealing in different colors?

          Laura
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          nice looking basket, maybe a large one would be even nicer.

          Sandra
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          Looks sturdy, but also beautiful in bright colors of yellow and orange.

          jon
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          recycle

          Patty
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          Love recycled products that saves our planet...especially our waterways! Would like this item to sell in my Boatique! Yes Boat- tique!

          baba
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          Adorable, but the price makes it a bit of a no go for what it is.

          Janet
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          i like the design on this but for $36 i was expecting it to be bigger not 8 x 10. i wouldn't buy it. $36 should be a shopper size

          Tracy
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          I wouldn't buy one..but the colors are great and summery

          Mary
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          can put shells in it. love it!

          Elizabeth
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          A bit pricey, but I like it!

          Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

          Thanks for sharing your feedback, Patty. Boatique made me chuckle!

          Patti
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          Great way to recycle, reuse

          Thomas
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          good for a bag lady

          Heather
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          looks like an Easter Basket

          jimmy
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          looks great

          Anne
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          recycling and local

          Dale
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          Like it, but it is a little pricey for the size.

          joycedaffodil
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          The reason I need this is what?

          Knikki
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          I have baskets made out of this material and I like how they are slightly flexible yet sturdy, but a little over priced

          a.
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          small

          Ellen
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          Too expensive

          Valerie
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          Perfect for those days on the go - market, beach, pinic

          katherine
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          I LIKE THE IDEA OF RECYCLED ROPE BUT DONT KNOW WHAT I WOULD USE IT FOR

          lara
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          like the idea...but needs to be bigger for the price....i own a doormat of this type and it has lasted years , so i know it would be durable

          Karen
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          great re-use of the product

          Peggy
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          common look

          lynn
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          I like it

          Adrienne
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          Why would anyone want this it seems to be a waste of money.

          Rosallyn
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          Too expensive. I spy a DIY.

          Marian
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          Love, love, love this basket!

          Carol
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          The basket is cute; I like the idea of recycling the rope; but I wouldn't pay $36 for it.

          Larry
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          Appealing form. Nice color choice. However this should be bigger because of the thickness of the rope. A larger size would also give it more presence as a decorative room accent.

          sally
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          a little too expensive but interesting enough that I think it will sell especially to seaport residents

          Janessa
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          Too pricey when float rope is readily available.

          Connie
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          A little pricey

          Chris
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          Functional recycling.

          Paula

          Cool

          Info
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          I might have liked it more if other views would have showed me some of the highlights and size of this bag. Additional, it would be nice to have seen a single-sentence description of the process of reclaiming and dying the rope, i.e. XYZ method because it is better for the environment, and dyed using XYZ because it is safer or more natural, etc. the look and the idea.

          Ruth
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          No use for something like this and I feel the price is way too high - Thumbs Down

          Juanita
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          Rugged is what I love. Can hold heavier objects. Like the colors. Clever way to re-use leftover line. Would like in larger sizes too.

          Juanita
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          Clever way to re-use leftover line. Love color. Would like larger sizes too.

          Shelly
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          I agree with the comments about the price for the size being a bit high. Great idea and design ~ love that it uses something that might otherwise go to a landfill!

          debra
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          living in ma this would be nice but price is too high

          Avis
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          just not my style

          Cindy
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          it difference

          Lucy
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          Great idea! Not only looks good but will withstand the weather.

          Patricia
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          nice to use as a center piece item.

          Rachel
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          neat idea

          Barb
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          Would look good on my bike with a picnic lunch, riding on the bike trail.

          Sheri
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          If this were larger, it would make an interesting magazine, yarn basket, miscellaneous reference basket

          Lisa
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          If I did like it, I wouldn't pay that much for it.

          Autumn
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          over priced

          Karen
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          who would buy this

          lauri
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          too small

          Lori
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          Very Bohemian chic.

          Linda
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          nice

          paula
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          Having grown up on the ocean

          Elizabeth
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          I love that it uses recycled rope! Things made out of repurposed materials are always great!

          amanda
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          wouldn't use

          Therese
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          Not very attractive.

          Rebecca
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          It is pricey but handmade and in the USA, no less! The only way to bring down the prices of these items that are made in the USA by hand is to purchase them!

          katherine
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          like the idea but a little pricy

          Marion
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          Bought a similar item when in Maine last fall

          Julie
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          Just not for me.

          Cynthia
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          Beautiful colors, great reuse of materials.

          Ellie
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          too expensive and it isnt that special

          megan

          a basket? really? this is not impressing me as a cool uncommongoods product.

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