Where are the Longaberger baskets made?

DRESDEN, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — It may not be the Longaberger company you remember, headed by legacy owner Dave Longaberger and churning out its own original products at an industrial factory pace. The iconic Longaberger basket, however, is back on the market and people in Muskingum County couldn’t be happier.

Where are Longaberger baskets made now?


But just as in Longaberger’s heyday, the baskets are being made in Dresden, this time by Dresden & Co., launched in mid-2019 as a direct-sales enterprise that employs a number of former Longaberger weavers.

Who makes Longaberger baskets now?


On Nov. 12, 2019, Xcel and a partner, Hilco Global, a financial services company based in the Chicago suburb of Northbrook, acquired Longaberger’s intellectual property for $750,000, according to SEC filings. A day after the acquisition, Rachel Longaberger appeared on QVC to reintroduce the brand, now managed by Xcel.

Is Longaberger made in China?

In the early 2000s, Longaberger’s supplier of American-made pottery moved its manufacturing to China, and beginning in 2005, Longaberger was forced to import. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held May 20 at the Buffalo facility, marking the U.S. return and the first time its pottery is made by Longaberger employees.

Are Longaberger baskets made in America?

The Longaberger Company is an American manufacturer and distributor of handcrafted maple wood baskets and other home and lifestyle products.

Why did Longaberger basket company go out of business?

But unfortunately, due to economic decline, the 45-year-old Longaberger Company had ceased operations by 2018.

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Is Longaberger still made in USA?

Longaberger baskets are making a comeback under a new owner. Dresden, Ohio-based Dresden & Co. has entered into a license agreement to manufacture the baskets again, in a deal with New York City consumer products conglomerate Xcel Brands, Inc.

Are Longaberger baskets worth anything anymore?

Longaberger baskets

While some of the baskets originally sold for hundreds of dollars, many are now available for as little as $20. There are some exceptions for true limited-edition baskets or those signed by members of the Longaberger family.

What is the most valuable Longaberger basket?

rare miniature Larry Longaberger Bread & Milk Basket

The most expensive single Longaberger basket listed on Ebay is a “rare miniature Larry Longaberger Bread & Milk Basket” which is selling for close to $750. The basket comes with free shipping.

Are Longaberger baskets out of style?

But the baskets eventually fell out of fashion. The Longaberger Company, a family business in Dresden, Ohio, that made them, filed for bankruptcy in 2018 and liquidated the following year.

Was the Longaberger basket building torn down?

NEWARK — The Longaberger basket building, vacated by the basket-maker in 2016 and saved from foreclosure in late 2017, will not become the luxury hotel announced 15 months ago.

What can I do with Longaberger baskets?

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I use them for makeup. I use them for oh my goodness candy I used to scoop. And forks I use them for coasters I mean here's one of my baskets right here.