The traditional Sussex style trug is an essential tool to gardeners all over the world. Whether it's carrying a harvest of vegetables, bunches of delicate flowers or filthy tools to the fields, a well-made trug can do the job.
The trug dates back to 16th century England. It wasn't until the Victorian era that trugs became more popular and were more widely used throughout the British Isles.
Today trugs are made by a small handful of craftsman, mainly in England. Although the design hasn't changed much, the materials have been improved upon. Typically, solid wood was used for the rims, handles and boards.
We form our trugs