Fun, colorful and best of all useful! They hold wool, projects, weeds, herbs, tomatoes or dirty root veggies all equally well! If they get dirty you just hose them off and let them dry! When you get your basket it will probably be flattened to help with shipping costs. All you have to do is wet it in the sink, shower or outside with the garden hose. Then let it sit to soften up and just pull and punch and punch it into the desired shape. These provide years of use and take abuse pretty well. Choose either an oval shopper style or round gathering, garden basket. Because they are each handmade the baskets vary in size. The round baskets are roughly 15-18x17-20 and the oval shoppers are 17-18 long x 8-10 wide and 18-20 deep.