The Longaberger Company is a family-owned business that produces a range of handcrafted baskets. It also provides a variety of home and lifestyle products, including specialty food, pottery, tabletops, wrought iron pieces and fabric accessories. The company maintains a network of more than 45,000 independent home consultants throughout the United States. Founded in 1973, The Longaberger Company offers home consultant career opportunities. It maintains a collectors club and operates The Longaberger Foundation, which serves local charities and educational institutions.