About Us

Le Papillon Vert Wholesale French Baskets

Our Story:

In 2010, Le Papillon Vert Ltd (Retail), selling French Market Baskets was born. Starting with a website and trading from stalls at country fairs, the baskets attracted many customers looking for something a little different - for gifts, shopping, storage and many other uses!
Today, the retail business has expanded into other seasonal products and continues to grow in an competitive environment.
The trade side has also experienced growth, with a high demand from other traders and retailers requesting to buy wholesale french baskets to sell in their outlets. There is increasing demand for Mallorca or Ibiza baskets (essentially the same, but very popular on the beaches and shopping streets in the islands) and Le Papillon Vert has lead the trends for sequins and embellished baskets.
With an emphasis on style and quality, together with great customer service, the demand for Le Papillon Vert's Baskets has never been stronger. Wholesale Manager, Isabella comments 'We decided to set up the wholesale site so that customers can register and browse products for themselves - it makes sense!'. The site, launched in early 2014, is already enjoying a great deal of success. Shipping to businesses large and small in the UK and all over the world, Le Papillon Vert Wholesale French Baskets is now a truly global brand.

Owner, Rebecca comments "Sourcing good quality baskets is a minefield. There are so many middle men, and it is a question of sorting the best from the rest. Our trade customers appreciate the fact that we do the hard work for them, and the resulting sales speak for themselves."

Our Baskets:

Sourced from specialist artisans, Le Papillon Vert Baskets are carefully checked to ensure the highest quality standards.Rebecca (who has a background in FMCG Buying) comments: 'It is relatively easy for retailers to buy from a supplier, but the key is in defining the specification in the first place. After this, choosing the right supplier, implementing excellent quality control practises and working with suppliers to ensure the best production methods is paramount. Even though the baskets are handmade by many different artisans, this is still possible if the right processes are in place. We do not want artisans to be disillusioned through a lack of communication as to our needs, to find lots of rejects once the goods have shipped, and we certainly don't want to sell second quality products to our customers. We get some great feedback from our customers, and we are proud of our quality and service. If you want to buy wholesale french baskets reliably, we are the place to buy from.'Shipping is arranged on a UK and global basis, and we have negotiated excellent rates from our carriers, and continue to drive costs down in this area.


We have a number of satisfied clients for whom we have organised bespoke orders, from branding to fully designed options. We have a strict minimum order quantity of 100 units per colour/design for this service and we always ask for payment when the order is confirmed. There is a lot of time and effort that goes into this process and we appreciate your early communication of your requirements.