1. New Longaberger baskets are only sold through the Longaberger Factory Store and through “Home Show Consultants” and not in retail stores. There are approximately 45,000 independent Home Consultants located in all U.S. states who sell Longaberger products directly to customers.
2. Longaberger baskets can be shipped back to the factory for repair.
3. The strips used to weave Longaberger baskets are made out of solid maple.
4. Longaberger originally started in 1976 as J.W.’s Handwoven Baskets in Dresden Ohio.
5. Longaberger’s basketmaking operation comprises the largest collection of artisans in the nation.
6. Longaberger employs approximately 2,800 employees.
7. Longabergers products not only include handcrafted hardwood maple baskets, but also basket dividers and lids, vitrified pottery and dinnerware, wrought iron products, fabric accessories for baskets and for other home uses, beverage ware, flatware and other items for the home.
8. The longaberger home office was designed to look like a giant Longeberger basket and includes a grand staircase, player piano and marble floors and a seven story atrium. The majority of the cherry woodwork used in the Home Office was harvested from the Longaberger Golf Club in Hanover; dried, sawed, shaped and finished at their Construction Woodshop. Building capacity: 500 employees. Building footage: 180,000 square feet.
9. Longaberger family signatures significantly increase the value of a basket. Especially rare are signatures of Dave, Grandma Bonnie, Tami, or Rachel. Multiple signatures are the rarest.
10. Because of the high value, many people cover their Longaberger baskets on their homeowners insurance.