“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.”
- Audrey Hepburn
As human beings, we have a deep connection with nature. Whether it’s taking a walk in the woods or smelling flowers in a garden, interacting with the natural world is almost always guaranteed to clear our minds and elevate our moods. Thus, it is very fitting to pair our handcrafted Bidayuh Baskets with life-giving plants.
Houseplants fill our spaces with greenness, bringing nature indoors to refresh our bodies, minds, and spirits. Their healing properties affect every part of our bodies. We become calmer in their presence and our senses are filled with beauty and awe. Plants offer a promise of tomorrow, promote creativity, and provide us with the opportunity to grow and nurture something.
Filling our deep desire to interact with and be surrounded by nature, our planter baskets are handwoven using natural materials by the Bidayuh tribes in Malaysia. They take us back to our roots of being connected to the Earth and restore a sense of connection, purpose, and responsibility.
SCIENTIFIC BENEFITS OF HOUSEPLANTS
In addition to increasing the oxygen in our homes, indoor plants naturally purify the air of chemicals and other toxins, remove dust, and regulate humidity levels. Here's a list of their healing benefits:
- Indoor plants lower blood pressure and improve quality of sleep.
- Pot plants in office environments make staff happier and could boost productivity by as much as 15%.
- Plants improve mental health by lowering levels of depression. In fact, environments with no plants are associated with higher levels of tension and anxiety.
The presence of plants can quite literally heal: Hospital patients who underwent surgery were found to have higher pain tolerance, less anxiety, and even shorter recovery times when they could see plants from their beds.
- Plants can increase longevity — a Harvard study over 8 years found fewer deaths among women who lived in the greenest surroundings.