Quite a few years Red Dahlia
I've had a set of four conical raffia (I think) baskets that have a plastic line for nearly 10 years now. And for £10 they've earned their keep in my garden.
tes, plastic coated
yes, what is the matter with me today, I canny get my finger round the keys
I have some rafia ones and some wire, but of course it is personal choice
I recently made two hanging baskets from 6 litres, grey plastic basins, the sort you'd use to wash stuff in... made drainage holes with a hot poker, smaller holes for hanging, put ropes to them, planted with seed raised plants and cuttings and hanged them. The colour is very neutral and not offensive, and in any case, the basin will soon be hidden by the trailing plants, and the whole operation cost less than 6€ per basket including plants, so I'd say it's good value. The basins are good thickly plastic so I expect them to last at least like the better kind of plastic flower pots, the strings might need replacing yearly though, because they grow brittle with the sun... or maybe not... they are good-ish strings .