Statement from Southern Living and Ballard Designs

Hand Woven Bread Basket in Debut Collection

Southern Living has a long history of supporting local artisans including the sweetgrass basket makers with the goal of spurring economic activity in the region.

Southern Living and Ballard Designs understand that creating sweetgrass baskets is an art form and it was never our intention to recreate or replace what the artisans are doing.

Out of respect for the artisans and their time-honored tradition, we will no longer produce these baskets. The product is no longer available on the website or in catalogs effective immediately. 

In keeping with our editorial mission, Southern Living is committed to local artisans and their business, and we look forward to continuing to feature their work in the future.