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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.

Swahili News

The Call of Africa

October 17, 2014

For those who have traveled to or aspire to travel to Africa, please enjoy this beautiful poem by C. Emily-Dibb.  When you’ve acquired a taste for dust,The scent of our first rain,You’re hooked for life on AfricaAnd you’ll not be right againTill you can watch the setting moonAnd hear the jackals barkAnd know that they’re around you,Waiting in the dark. When you long to see the elephants.Or to hear the coucal’s song,When the moonrise sets your blood on fire,You’ve been away too longIt’s time to cut the traces looseAnd let your heart go freeBeyond that far horizon,Where your spirit yearns to be. Africa is waiting – come!Since you’ve touched the open skyAnd learned to love the rustling grass,The...

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