Need an extra push to purchase? The sale of every product on this site directly benefits the artisans who created it, which in turn helps the artisans to raise healthy families, improve their living conditions, and better their community.
Many of the artisans work from the comfort of their own home or in large, joyful groups like the one you see pictured. There are no factories involved in the products you see on this site. Instead, the artisans we represent are happy and well-compensated, and we feel great about it!
We appreciate your support so much and hope that you check back frequently to see our latest Fair Trade items made from happy hands from all across Africa.
Hello and happy holidays from the Swahili Modern headquarters in Eugene, OR! If you ever find yourself in town, please come visit our physical store at the lovely 5th Street Market. About us: there are only 11 full-time people working in our office and warehouse. We have 1 remote worker in Portland and 4 employees who staff our physical store at the 5th Street Market. We are a happy, tight knit bunch who all care deeply about Fair Trade. Here we are pictured with some of our favorite products.