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About Us


Founded in 1921, in Massachusetts, USA, Steele Canvas Baskets Corporation is one of the world’s most respected manufacturers of canvas and polyethylene baskets, trucks, hampers and canvas bags. 

With a focus on form and function, and a signature industrial aesthetic, Steele Canvas Baskets is your go-to for simple, sustainable, storage solutions.

A family-run business with a commitment to quality, we are proud to distribute their services to Australia.


The Story


Founded in 1921, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Steele Canvas Basket cut its teeth manufacturing specialty canvas products for the New England coal and textile trades.  Steele’s craftsmanship quickly earned them the reputation of providing dependable and durable wares, and soon industries all over the country began ringing up the little shop on Hamilton Street.

As Steele Canvas grew and moved their factory to a larger facility, their catalog of products became just as varied as the industries they served. They made steaming baskets with hundreds of hand-set grommets for the woolen industry, narrow canvas picking baskets to hold tobacco leaves and small, sturdy doffing bins on white birch runners to catch wooden shoe lasts.  Although the shapes, sizes and materials ran the gamut, the consistency of quality never changed.

With over 90 years of materials and manufacturing knowledge under their belt, Steele Canvas Basket is as productive and industrious as ever.  Whether making mini bar bags for the Carlyle Hotel, enormous custom baskets for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons, or the industrial canvas trucks used every day on construction sites from coast to coast, Steele is up to the job.  Still family-owned and operated, Steele Canvas continues to proudly manufacture in Massachusetts.  Many things have changed since 1921, fortunately Steele Canvas quality is not one of them.