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Swahili Modern Behind the Scenes

February 05, 2015

Ever wonder what the day in an African import company looks like? 

This is our warehouse where we have operated for over 15 years. Most days are not quite as dismal as the one pictured, but it does rain in Oregon!

We often receive large shipments of baskets from Senegal. These are some of the latest designs.

Inside, the baskets are stacked sky high.

We inspect every item that comes and leaves from the warehouse. Quality control is a big deal around here.

Down the street, we have a fabulous store at the Fifth Street Public Market.

The store has a famous sale section where you can find great deals.

This is Papa, who was one of our first employees. It's hard not to love this guy.

If you find yourself passing through Eugene, OR, please do stop by and say hello! 

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