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OUR STORY

With only $500 and a ton of ambition, Kristi Brocato founded The Basketry in 1995. An idea that was born in a college dorm room quickly developed into a blossoming gifting company with over 4,000 square feet of the top brands.

Kristi contributes her company's success and growth over the last 27 years to the team members that have worked by her side, the loyal customers that entrust her with their gifting needs, and all of her family that have made her dream possible.

As The Basketry brand continues to grow, Kristi remains committed to the principles that began the company, “Providing beautiful gifts that build and foster relationships, and have a lot of fun in the process.” It is this magic that continues to drive Kristi and her entire creative team to make The Basketry a very special place to shop.

OUR STORY

Our story


With only $500 and a ton of ambition, Kristi Brocato founded The Basketry in 1995. An idea that was born in a college dorm room quickly developed into a blossoming gifting company with over 4,000 square feet of the top brands.

Kristi contributes her company's success and growth over the last 27 years to the team members that have worked by her side, the loyal customers that entrust her with their gifting needs, and all of her family that have made her dream possible.

As The Basketry brand continues to grow, Kristi remains committed to the principles that began the company, “Providing beautiful gifts that build and foster relationships, and have a lot of fun in the process.” It is this magic that continues to drive Kristi and her entire creative team to make The Basketry a very special place to shop.

Our story
Our mission

OUR MISSION

Our mission

Our mission is to provide a unique & memorable gifting experience by making every customer feel like they are our top priority.

Our team strives to always be engaging, dependable, creative, and caring in all aspects of our business. We look forward to working with you to create a gifting strategy that works for your customer or a custom gift that wows someone close to you!

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to provide a unique & memorable gifting experience by making every customer feel like they are our top priority.

Our team strives to always be engaging, dependable, creative, and caring in all aspects of our business. We look forward to working with you to create a gifting strategy that works for your customer or a custom gift that wows someone close to you!

SAY HI TO OUR TEAM...

Seth Carson


FAVORITE BASKETRY PRODUCT:

Caymus Celebration

FAVORITE MOVIE/TV SHOW:
Deja Vu / anything Top 10 on Netflix

FAVORITE COCKTAIL:
French 75 with very little sugar

FAVORITE NOLA SPOT:
Meril or any rooftop bar

FUN FACT:
Bucket list is to see all 32 NFL stadiums 

Kristi Brocato

Founder & CEO

Thomas Son

FAVORITE BASKETRY PRODUCT:
Barefoot Dreams Blanket

FAVORITE MOVIE/TV SHOW:
Legally Blonde / Big Little Lies

FAVORITE COCKTAIL:
Margarita or French 75

FAVORITE NOLA SPOT:
Oak Wine Bar or Saba

FUN FACT:
I consider myself a wine expert & would love to be a Master Sommelier one day.

Alexandra Laux

COO

LyLy

FAVORITE BASKETRY PRODUCT:
Kendra Scott Earrings or Diva Wash

FAVORITE MOVIE/TV SHOW:
Crazy Stupid Love / New Girl or The Office...I can’t choose!

FAVORITE COCKTAIL:
Hibiscus Margarita

FAVORITE NOLA SPOT:
Meril or Wrong Iron

FUN FACT:
I am a huge sports fan and I played sports growing up.

Ali Fonseca

Production Manager

Linda


FAVORITE BASKETRY PRODUCT:

Corkcicle Whiskey Wedge

FAVORITE MOVIE/TV SHOW:
Game of Thrones

FAVORITE COCKTAIL:
Frozen Margarita or a Canebrake

FAVORITE NOLA SPOT:
Bayou Beer Garden

FUN FACT:
I have gone on 6 mission trips to help orphanages in Mexico.

Griffin Joliboix

CMO

LanLan


FAVORITE BASKETRY PRODUCT:

Capri Blue Candles

FAVORITE MOVIE/TV SHOW:
The Labyrinth / RuPaul's Drag Race

FAVORITE COCKTAIL:
Lemon Drop Martini

FAVORITE NOLA SPOT:
Verdure Olive Oil Co.

FUN FACT:
I used to have 2 pigs, some chickens, some bunnies, and a whole log of kids running around my house.

Ashley Cole

Production Team Leader

Selena



FAVORITE BASKETRY PRODUCT:

Lampe Berger

FAVORITE MOVIE/TV SHOW:
Pride & Prejudice

FAVORITE COCKTAIL:
Wine or Lemon Drop Martini

FAVORITE NOLA SPOT:
Audubon Park

FUN FACT:
I’m an artist.

Kathy Telano

Customer Relations

SAY HI TO OUR TEAM...

Seth Carson


FAVORITE BASKETRY PRODUCT:

Caymus Celebration

FAVORITE MOVIE/TV SHOW:
Deja Vu or anything on Netflix Top 10

FAVORITE COCKTAIL:
French 75

FAVORITE NEW ORLEANS SPOT:
Meril or any rooftop bar

FUN FACT:
Bucket list is to see all 32 NFL stadiums 

Kristi Brocato

Founder & CEO

Thomas Son


FAVORITE BASKETRY PRODUCT:

Barefoot Dreams Blanket

FAVORITE MOVIE/TV SHOW:
Legally Blonde, Big Little Lies, or Succession

FAVORITE COCKTAIL:
Margarita or French 75

FAVORITE NEW ORLEANS SPOT:
Oak Wine Bar or Saba

FUN FACT:
I consider myself a wine expert & would love to be a Master Sommelier one day.

Alexandra Laux

COO

LyLy


FAVORITE BASKETRY PRODUCT:

Kendra Scott Earrings or Diva Wash

FAVORITE MOVIE/TV SHOW:
Crazy Stupid Love, New Girl, or The Office...I can’t choose!

FAVORITE COCKTAIL:
Hibiscus Margarita

FAVORITE NEW ORLEANS SPOT:
Meril or Wrong Iron

FUN FACT:
I am a huge sports fan and I played sports growing up.

Ali Fonseca

Production Manager

Linda


FAVORITE BASKETRY PRODUCT:

Corkcicle Whiskey Wedge

FAVORITE MOVIE/TV SHOW:
Game of Thrones

FAVORITE COCKTAIL:
Frozen Margarita or a Canebrake

FAVORITE NEW ORLEANS SPOT:
Bayou Beer Garden

FUN FACT:
I have gone on 6 mission trips to help orphanages in Mexico.

Griffin Joliboix

CMO

LanLan


FAVORITE BASKETRY PRODUCT:

Capri Blue Candles

FAVORITE MOVIE/TV SHOW:
The Labyrinth / RuPaul's Drag Race

FAVORITE COCKTAIL:
Lemon Drop Martini

FAVORITE NEW ORLEANS SPOT:
Verdure Olive Oil Co.

FUN FACT:
I used to have 2 pigs, some chickens, some bunnies, and a whole log of kids running around my house.

Ashley Cole

Production Team Leader

Selena



FAVORITE BASKETRY PRODUCT:

Lampe Berger

FAVORITE MOVIE/TV SHOW:
Pride & Prejudice

FAVORITE COCKTAIL:
Wine or Lemon Drop Martini

FAVORITE NEW ORLEANS SPOT:
Audubon Park

FUN FACT:
I’m an artist.

Kathy Telano

Customer Relations

WHAT'S THE COMPANY DOING?

WHAT'S THE COMPANY DOING?

OUR ACHEIVEMENTS

27

Years in Business

5,000+

Custom Projects

500,000+

Gifts Made

2018

Women in Business Award

OUR ACHEIVEMENTS

27

Years in Business

500+

Custom Projects

Over 100,000

Gifts Made

2018

Women in Business Award

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