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$38.00

These beautiful earrings are handcrafted using brass and turquoise. Sold as a set of earrings with curved ear wires. Because this is a handcrafted item, each may vary slightly.

Dimensions: 2"L

Crafted from: Brass, turquoise

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

Minnie, the talented owner and designer of Nairobi's House of Cindimini says, "I design handcrafted aesthetically appealing minimalist jewelry that speaks of my passion for clean lines, understated elegance and my joy in creating from the heart."

$32.00

These beautiful brass stud earrings are handcrafted in Kenya and are stylish modern accessories. Sold as a set of earrings with post and back ear wires. Because this is a handcrafted item, each may vary slightly.

Dimensions: 0.4"L x 0.4"W

Crafted from: Brass

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

Minnie, the talented owner and designer of Nairobi's House of Cindimini says, "I design handcrafted aesthetically appealing minimalist jewelry that speaks of my passion for clean lines, understated elegance and my joy in creating from the heart."

$38.00

Talented Kenyan artisans handcraft these lustrous earrings from brass. The two distinctive elements at top and bottom are bound together by a central band, so the bottom swings gently. Each earring has a post-and-back ear wire.

Sold as a set of earrings. Because this is a handcrafted item, each may vary slightly.

Dimensions: 0.5"W x 2.25"L

Crafted from: Brass

Made in: Kenya

$38.00

Talented Kenyan artisans handcraft these stylish earrings from brass and cow bone. Cow bone is a natural material with subtle differences in color and pattern, so slight variations are to be expected.

Sold as a set of earrings. Because this is a handcrafted item, each may vary slightly.

Dimensions:  0.75"W x 2.25"H

Crafted from: Brass

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

Talented Kenyan artisans take advantage of the natural and recycled materials available to them, including cow bone and horn, to craft amazing jewelry. Bone is sanitized and carved into gorgeous shapes and added to brass for modern African jewelry.


Necklaces

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$82.00

Elevate your wardrobe with this showstopper necklace, handcrafted by a Kenyan artisan named Gabrielle. Features a lavish 60 pieces of shimmery brass dangles in graduating lengths, all hung from a brass circle with a hook clasp.

Measurements: Total circle circumference 17.25", diameter 5.5". Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

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$48.00

Young self-taught Zambian women of F.R.E.E (Foundation for the Realization of Economic Empowerment) use copper recycled from used water heaters or wire and defy gender norms as they become metalsmiths for jewelry-making. This F.R.E.E. Woman necklace features 2 layers of copper hearts hung from a leather cord with a hook clasp.

Measures [Heart Pendant] 2.25"L x 2"W; [Full Necklace] 14"L. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

About the Artisans:

F.R.E.E (Foundation for the Realization of Economic Empowerment) started as a group of young, inexperienced women, with no previous jewelry making experience and defying gender norms, who taught themselves metalsmithing using copper. Using copper recycled from used water heaters and wire, they transform it into beautiful pieces of jewelry. Their skills have continually expanded, and some women have trained in silversmithing.

$88.00

F.R.E.E. Woman jewelry showcases modern Zambian skill in eye-catching wearable art such as this necklace with copper abstract leaf shapes - some with a patina and some without. It's hung on a leather cord with a clasp. Using copper recycled from used water heaters and wire, young self-taught Zambian women of F.R.E.E. (Foundation for the Realization of Economic Empowerment) are defying gender norms becoming metalsmiths for jewelry-making.

Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

Dimensions: 4.5"W x 9"H (total height)

Crafted from: Copper

Made in: Zambia

About the Artisans:

F.R.E.E (Foundation for the Realization of Economic Empowerment) started as a group of young, inexperienced women, with no previous jewelry making experience and defying gender norms, who taught themselves metalsmithing using copper. Using copper recycled from used water heaters and wire, they transform it into beautiful pieces of jewelry. Their skills have continually expanded, and some women have trained in silversmithing.

$68.00

Using copper recycled from used water heaters or wire, along with silver mined by small scale miners from an old silver mine in Kabwe, young self-taught Zambian women of F.R.E.E (Foundation for the Realization of Economic Empowerment) are defying gender norms becoming metalsmiths for jewelry-making. F.R.E.E. Woman jewelry showcases modern Zambian skill in eye-catching wearable art such as this copper and silver disc necklace, hung from a leather cord with a hook clasp.

Measures 2.5"W x 15"L (total length), 10" drop. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly. Matching earrings are available.

About the Artisans:

F.R.E.E (Foundation for the Realization of Economic Empowerment) started as a group of young, inexperienced women, with no previous jewelry making experience and defying gender norms, who taught themselves metalsmithing using copper. Using copper recycled from used water heaters and wire, they transform it into beautiful pieces of jewelry. Their skills have continually expanded, and some women have trained in silversmithing.


Bracelets

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$48.00

These beautiful hammered copper bracelets are handcrafted by young self-taught Zambian women of F.R.E.E (Foundation for the Realization of Economic Empowerment) using copper recycled from used water heaters and wire, sometimes adding a patina. Defying gender norms by becoming metalsmiths for jewelry-making, these women showcase modern Zambian skill in their F.R.E.E. Woman jewelry.

When allowed to return to work, the women crafted a short-run series of copper jewelry inspired by the need to stay together even when apart.

Width can be adjusted. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, each will vary slightly.

About the Artisans:

F.R.E.E (Foundation for the Realization of Economic Empowerment) started as a group of young, inexperienced women, with no previous jewelry making experience and defying gender norms, who taught themselves metalsmithing using copper. Using copper recycled from used water heaters and wire, they transform it into beautiful pieces of jewelry. Their skills have continually expanded, and some women have trained in silversmithing.

$24.00

Eco-friendly and fair trade, this African bracelet, features a combination of chunky cow bone beads, dyed bone discs, and Bakelite beads strung on jewelry elastic.

This comfortable bracelet stretches to fit most wrists and measures 3"D x 1"W. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

About the Artisans:

Joseph operates a small jewelry and accessories workshop in his home in Nairobi's Mathare neighborhood. Together with two talented young men, he crafts beautiful adornments from readily available and iconic Kenyan materials.

$32.00

Jewelry artisans in Kenya surround a solid brass bracelet with lustrous black beads to create this striking talon bracelet.

Fits most, measuring 0.25"W x 2.5"D (7" from end to end). Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

About the Artisans:

Joseph operates a small jewelry and accessories workshop in his home in Nairobi's Mathare neighborhood. Together with two talented young men, he crafts beautiful adornments from readily available and iconic Kenyan materials.

$32.00

Jewelry artisans in Kenya surround a solid brass bracelet with classic white beads to create this striking talon bracelet.

Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

Dimensions: 2.5"L x 2.5"W x 0.25"H (7" from end to end)

Crafted from: Brass, beads

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

Joseph operates a small jewelry and accessories workshop in his home in Nairobi's Mathare neighborhood. Together with two talented young men, he crafts beautiful adornments from readily available and iconic Kenyan materials.


Limited Edition Jewelry

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$38.00

Talented Kenyan artisans craft this beautiful ring from brass and pale pieces of cow horn. With a semicircle of inset cow horn appearing to rise away from a brass bar, this unique adornment can be gently stretched to accommodate different finger sizes.

Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item, each may vary slightly.

Dimensions:  0.75"L x 0.75"W x 1"H

Crafted from: Brass, cow horn

Made in: Kenya

$38.00

Talented Kenyan artisans craft this beautiful ring from brass and dark pieces of cow horn. With a semicircle of inset cow horn appearing to settle into a brass bar, this unique adornment can be gently stretched to accommodate different finger sizes.

Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item, each may vary slightly.

Dimensions:  0.75"L x 0.75"W x 1"H

Crafted from: Brass, cow horn

Made in: Kenya

$48.00

Upgrade your hoops to something special! These handcrafted hoop earrings in 14k gold fill are adorned with hishi beads from Kenya in mixed metals, including pot metal silver, copper and gold.

Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

Approximate Size: 1.5" hoop

Made in: Mali

$54.00

Upgrade your hoops to something special! These handcrafted hoop earrings in 14k gold fill are adorned with hishi beads from Kenya in mixed metals, including pot metal silver, copper and gold.

Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

Approximate Size: 2" hoop

Made in: Mali


The Leakey Collection Earrings

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$28.00

These lightweight on-trend fringe earrings by The Leakey Collection showcase Zulugrass beads in beautiful shades of green, Czech glass beads and brass wire.

Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected. Zulugrass is made from sustainable, natural grass beads. The richly hued grass is dyed with colorfast, low-impact dyes and interspersed with hand-blown Czech glass.

Dimensions: 2.5"L x 0.75"W

Crafted from: Grass, wire, glass beads

Made in: Kenya

$28.00

These lightweight on-trend fringe earrings by The Leakey Collection showcase Zulugrass beads, Czech glass beads and brass wire.

Measure 2.5"L x 0.75"W. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected. Zulugrass is made from sustainable, natural grass beads. The richly hued grass is dyed with colorfast, low-impact dyes and interspersed with hand-blown Czech glass. 

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$28.00

The Leakey Collection's on-trend lightweight fringe earrings in shades of red utilize Zulugrass beads, Czech glass beads and brass wire.

Measure 2.5"L x 0.75"W. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected. Zulugrass is made from sustainable, natural grass beads. The richly hued grass is dyed with colorfast, low-impact dyes and interspersed with hand-blown Czech glass.

$28.00

The Leakey Collection's lightweight fringe earrings utilize varying shades of neutral Zulugrass beads, Czech glass beads and brass wire to increase your style quotient.

Measure 2.5"L x 0.75"W. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected. Zulugrass is made from sustainable, natural grass beads. The richly hued grass is dyed with colorfast, low-impact dyes and interspersed with hand-blown Czech glass. 


The Leakey Collection Necklaces

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$48.00

Six beautiful strands of 26" Zulugrass to wear all together or in any grouping of 1 or more to make a wide variety of color combinations. Strung on elastic, it can be worn as a bracelet, necklace, anklet, hair tie and more. To wear as a bracelet, just wrap each strand around your wrist 3-4 times.

Zulugrass 26" single strands are made from sustainable, natural grass beads. The richly hued grass is dyed with colorfast, low-impact dyes and interspersed with hand-blown Czech glass. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected. Zulugrass is as creative as the individual who wears it!

$48.00

Six beautiful strands of 26" Zulugrass to wear all together or in any grouping of 1 or more to make a wide variety of color combinations in natural color tones. Strung on elastic, it can be worn as a bracelet, necklace, anklet, hair tie and more. To wear as a bracelet, just wrap each strand around your wrist 3-4 times.

Zulugrass 26" single strands are made from sustainable, natural grass beads. The richly hued grass is dyed with colorfast, low-impact dyes and interspersed with hand-blown Czech glass. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected. Zulugrass is as creative as the individual who wears it!

$48.00

Six beautiful strands of 26" Zulugrass in these soft but vibrant colors can be worn all together or in any grouping of 1 or more to make a wide variety of combinations. Strung on elastic, it can be worn as a bracelet, necklace, anklet, hair tie and more. To wear as a bracelet, just wrap each strand around your wrist 3-4 times.

Zulugrass 26" single strands are made from sustainable, natural grass beads. The richly hued grass is dyed with colorfast, low-impact dyes and interspersed with hand-blown Czech glass. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected. Zulugrass is as creative as the individual who wears it!

Sold as a set of six bracelets with an informative card.

Dimensions: 26"L

Crafted from: Zulugrass, glass beads, elastic

Made in: Kenya

$48.00

Six beautiful strands of 26" Zulugrass in calming cool tones can be worn all together or in any grouping of 1 or more to make a wide variety of combinations. Strung on elastic, it can be worn as a bracelet, necklace, anklet, hair tie and more. To wear as a bracelet, just wrap each strand around your wrist 3-4 times.

Zulugrass 26" single strands are made from sustainable, natural grass beads. The richly hued grass is dyed with colorfast, low-impact dyes and interspersed with hand-blown Czech glass. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected. Zulugrass is as creative as the individual who wears it!


The Leakey Collection Bracelets

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$34.00

Two 7" sustainably farmed East African wood bead bracelets on elastic plus one beautiful strand of 26" Zulugrass come packaged inside fun Gift Rounds. Wear them all together as a stacked bracelet to mix and match with other jewelry or wear each piece individually. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

Zulugrass 26" single strands are made from sustainable, natural grass beads. The richly hued grass is dyed with colorfast, low-impact dyes and interspersed with hand-blown Czech glass. Strung on elastic, it can be worn as a bracelet, necklace, anklet, hair tie and more. Zulugrass is as creative as the individual who wears it! Each wood bracelet is completely handcrafted from either fallen or sustainably harvested farmed wood.

$28.00

Three beautiful strands of 26" Zulugrass come packaged inside fun Gift Rounds. Choose a color combination that reminds you of a specific personality - yours or for a special gift recipient.

Zulugrass 26" single strands are made from sustainable, natural grass beads. The richly hued grass is dyed with colorfast, low-impact dyes and interspersed with hand-blown Czech glass. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected. Strung on elastic, it can be worn as a bracelet, necklace, anklet, hair tie and more. Zulugrass is as creative as the individual who wears it!

Wear all 3 strands together or 1 or 2 at a time.

Dimensions: 26"L

Crafted from: Zulugrass, glass beads, elastic, dye

Made in: Kenya

$15.00

The Leakey Collection's goal has always been empowering women in East Africa through work opportunity and now is providing additional entrepreneurship support to help their female Maasai neighbors build businesses through the proceeds of this bracelet. They will begin with a high-yield, low-impact dairy cattle program.

To wear, wrap the 26" Zulugrass strand, made from sustainable, natural grass beads, around your wrist 3-4 times. The richly hued grass is dyed with colorfast, low-impact dyes and interspersed with hand-blown Czech glass. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

$14.00

Using proceeds from the sale of this Compassion Zulugrass bracelet, The Leakey Collection supports the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Give a gift to someone in your life who has or is going through a difficult time. Each 26" strand is packaged on a special tag--explaining how the proceeds will be allocated--and can be worn wrapped 3-4 times around your wrist or ankle or even long as a necklace. 

Zulugrass 26" single strands are made from sustainable, natural grass beads. The richly hued grass is dyed with colorfast, low-impact dyes and interspersed with hand-blown Czech glass. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected. Zulugrass is as creative as the individual who wears it!


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$28.00

These lightweight on-trend fringe earrings by The Leakey Collection showcase Zulugrass beads in beautiful shades of green, Czech glass beads and brass wire.

Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected. Zulugrass is made from sustainable, natural grass beads. The richly hued grass is dyed with colorfast, low-impact dyes and interspersed with hand-blown Czech glass.

Dimensions: 2.5"L x 0.75"W

Crafted from: Grass, wire, glass beads

Made in: Kenya

$15.00

Proceeds from 26" Beads for Healthy Gardens Zulugrass strands support the Leakey Collection's “Healthy Garden” project, which educates Maasai women to plant vitamin and mineral rich home gardens. Most rural pregnancy and birth issues, as well as child development problems, can be eradicated by eating a healthy diet. Each strand is packaged on a special tag—explaining how the proceeds will be allocated—and can be worn wrapped 3-4 times around your wrist or ankle or even long as a necklace.

Zulugrass 26" single strands are made from sustainable, natural grass beads. The richly hued grass is dyed with colorfast, low-impact dyes and interspersed with hand-blown Czech glass in a mix of garden greens, blues, and purplesÑeach bracelet is unique. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

$34.00

Designed to expand for any wrist size and fit comfortably against the skin, Zulugrass cuff bracelets pair 20 rows of wired Zulugrass with fallen acacia wood bars and spacers.

Measure 2.5"D x 2"T (width can be expanded). Zulugrass is made from sustainable, natural grass beads. The richly hued grass is dyed with colorfast, low-impact dyes and interspersed with hand-blown Czech glass. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected. Sustainably sourced fallen acacia wood is handturned into wood bars and spaces to complete the look.

$24.00

This duet pairs one 7" Kenyan-made porcelain bracelet on elastic with one colorful Zulugrass strand. Wear them together as a stacked bracelet or wear each piece individually. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

Zulugrass 26" single strands are made from sustainable, natural grass beads. Maasai artisans hand-dye the grass with colorfast, low-impact dyes. Strung on elastic interspersed with Czech glass beads, it can be worn as a bracelet, necklace, anklet, hair tie and more. Zulugrass is as creative as the individual who wears it!


Handbags & Totes

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$18.00

These fantastic cotton totes are crafted from a colorful variety of printed cotton wax cloth. Each tote is completely unique, and features 12" carrying handles and string ties at top. The flat design of the totes makes them easy to roll up and have a few on hand!

Sold singly; choose from available colors and patterns. Because these are handmade items, each will vary slightly.

Dimensions: 16"L x 16"W (handles 12")

Crafted from: Cotton fabric

Made in: Senegal

About the Artisans:

These totes are handcrafted by Senegalese artisans using gorgeous cuts of printed wax cloth.

$38.00

Meet your new favorite upcycled shopping tote, carryall or beach bag! These roomy totes are crafted from colorful printed cotton wax cloth, fully lined with upcycled plastic rice sacking. Each bag is completely unique, and features two carrying handles and an interior zippered pocket.

Sold singly; choose from selected patterns. Because these are handmade items, each will vary slightly.

Dimensions: 18"L x 8"W x 18"H (handles 12")

Crafted from: Cotton fabric, woven plastic sacking

Made in: Senegal

About the Artisans:

These totes are handcrafted by Senegalese artisans using gorgeous cuts of printed wax cloth.

$58.00

Kenyan artisans expertly weave long strips of palm leaves to create this stylish open top tote bag. Featuring a leather trimmed top and handles, this tote is the perfect on-the-go accessory and roomy enough to carry it all.

Size: approximately 20"L x 12"W x 13" (to top of body), 18"H (to top of handles). Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation in size and shape is expected.

About the Artisans:

In Nairobi's Banana Hill suburb, African artisans utilize the fiber of banana palm trees, which grow prolifically in East Africa, to create whimsical gifts for local sale and export. Geoffrey and George head up a group of talented creatives with a penchant for portraying nuances of African life through this sustainable, all-natural medium.

$58.00

This beautiful purse is woven by rural Kamba women living near Kitui, Kenya, using sisal fibers. Sisal grows well in the semi-arid climate of eastern Kenya, and this bag is sustainably made. Finished with a zipper closure and an adjustable leather strap, it's the perfect fair trade accessory!

Measures 8"L x 4"W x 8"H (bag body), 55"L strap (can be shortened). Due to the handmade nature of this item, size and color may vary slightly.

About the Artisans:

In the rural Kenyan countryside around the city of Kitui, women specialize in weaving the tough fibers of the agave sisalana plant. Sisal's spiky leaf clusters erupt from a dry landscape and often requires long journeys to gather. Once woven, these womens' totes are sold to local and international markets. Singing, dancing, and chatting make weaving for export an enjoyable social event!

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Hats & Accessories

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$44.00

Ghanaian artisans weave stiff elephant grass into a simple sun hat with a classic shape and braided leather string. Weavers incorporate colorful strands of dyed grass to create eye-catching designs. This versatile accessory will shade you from the sun, and can be reshaped time and time again by simply wetting with cold water.

Sold singly; each hat features a colorful band and other woven designs in assorted colors. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary.

Approximate Dimensions: brim: 16-18" W; head: 8" W x 4.5" deep

Crafted from: Elephant grass, leather

Made in: Ghana

$58.00

Artisans in Burkina Faso dye soft hand-woven cotton shawls with indigo powder extracted from the leaves of the indigofera tinctoria plant. For centuries, wearing indigo cloth in West Africa indicated power and wealth. Today, the use of synthetic indigo dye is predominant, but pockets of artisans still process the plant to dye with true indigo.

This beautiful shawl is soft to the touch and features a resist-dyed stripe pattern and a braided fringe.

Sold singly. Design may vary slightly.

Dimensions: 26"W x 64"L

Crafted from: Cotton, indigo dye

Made in: Burkina Faso

Care: hand-wash in cool water and air dry. 

$28.00

Showcasing the brilliant colors and patterns of African wax cloth, Ghanaian artisans put fun Ankara wax cloth patterns to work as comfy slippers with a foam footbed, anti-slip bottom and contrasting trim. Limited quantities available and designs will vary slightly.

Sizes:

[Small] 10"L x 4.5"W = Women's Shoe Size 5-7.

[Medium] 11"L x 4.5"W = Women's Shoe Size 7.5-9.5; Men's Size 6.

[Large] 11.5"L x 5"W = Women's Shoe Size 10-12; Men's Sizes 9-10.5.

[Extra Large] 12"L x 5"W = Men's Sizes 11-12.5.

About the Artisans:

African wax prints, also known as Ankara prints, are common materials for clothing in Africa, especially West Africa. A woman named Georgina works with a group of artisans who batik-dye cloth and sew colorful accessories.

$18.00

Vibrant patterned ankara cotton cloth elevates small lined journals and large blank sketchbooks. Each book includes an elasticized band for keeping the pages closed, and the journal includes a ribbon for keeping place.

Journal measures 8"L x 5.25"W with 80 lined pages. Sketchbook measures 12"L x 8"W with 70 blank pages. Due to the handmade nature of this item, variation is in pattern placement expected.

About the Artisans:

African wax prints, also known as Ankara prints, are common materials for clothing in Africa, especially West Africa. A woman named Georgina works with a group of artisans who batik-dye cloth and sew colorful accessories.

 


$58.00

Artisans in Burkina Faso dye soft hand-woven cotton shawls with indigo powder extracted from the leaves of the indigofera tinctoria plant. For centuries, wearing indigo cloth in West Africa indicated power and wealth. Today, the use of synthetic indigo dye is predominant, but pockets of artisans still process the plant to dye with true indigo.

This beautiful shawl is soft to the touch and features a resist-dyed stripe pattern and a braided fringe.

Sold singly. Design may vary slightly.

Dimensions: 26"W x 64"L

Crafted from: Cotton, indigo dye

Made in: Burkina Faso

Care: hand-wash in cool water and air dry. 

$78.00

This gorgeous shawl is completely hand made with a woven blend of Ethiopian cotton and silk, featuring a vibrant papaya band around the edge and hand-knotted fringe.

Natural materials such as leaves, flowers, and coffee, along with textile dyes are used to produce gorgeous colors.

Shawl is made with 65% silk & 35% cotton and measures 84"L x 24"W. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

About the Artisans:

Sabahar Textiles Video

Sabahar is an Ethiopian company that produces uniquely designed, hand made cotton and silk textiles that are entirely handcrafted from natural fibers grown and processed in Ethiopia.

Kathy Marshall, a Canadian by birth who has lived in Ethiopia over 20 years, founded Sabahar in 2004. Her passion for preserving and celebrating the rich weaving tradition of Ethiopia, combined with her desire to create respectful and ethical work opportunities for marginalized people have laid the foundation for the company.

$58.00

Skilled artisans of Sammy Ethiopia weave natural and blue-dyed organic cotton in wide bands to create a beautiful accessory, finished with a soft fringe. This versatile wrap can be worn as a shawl or wrapped around the neck as a scarf.

Measures 80"L x 26"W. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

Care instructions: Hand wash with mild soap. Hang dry.

About the Artisans:

The Sammy Ethiopia brand links the artisan skills of one of Africa's most ancient civilizations with American and European fashion know-how. The result is unique contemporary style that has already gathered fans from New York to Tokyo. A wealth of craft skills known in Ethiopia for thousands of years are applied to a style-forward range of fashion and home accessories to suit current global tastes. Collaborating with community organizations and cooperatives, Sammy Ethiopia creates employment for marginalized people in and around Addis Ababa.

$78.00

This shawl, exquisitely handwoven with Ethiopian cotton and silk, features a smoky gray border and hand-knotted fringe.

Natural materials such as leaves, flowers, and coffee, along with textile dyes are used to produce gorgeous colors.

Shawl is made with 65% silk & 35% cotton and measures 84"L x 24"W. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

About the Artisans:

Sabahar Textiles Video

Sabahar is an Ethiopian company that produces uniquely designed, hand made cotton and silk textiles that are entirely handcrafted from natural fibers grown and processed in Ethiopia.

Kathy Marshall, a Canadian by birth who has lived in Ethiopia over 20 years, founded Sabahar in 2004. Her passion for preserving and celebrating the rich weaving tradition of Ethiopia, combined with her desire to create respectful and ethical work opportunities for marginalized people have laid the foundation for the company.


Skin Care

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$38.00

Marula Oil is a fast-absorbing facial oil that has been treasured for centuries by African women for its restorative benefits. It provides long-lasting hydration and soothes redness and irritation, leaving skin glowing with a matte finish.

With its extremely high concentration of Omega 6, 9 and other antioxidants, it fights free-radicals that cause premature skin aging. The oil-rich kernels from East African are wild-harvested, hand-selected, manually cold pressed, then combined with a 1% essential oil fragrance blend, to ensure the highest quality product.

The 30 ml bottle size, with a special oil dispenser, also meets travel requirements. Included in the box is an insert outlining uses and benefits.

About the Artisans:

In 2001, a terrible drought persisted for several years and brought devastation to the pasture lands. The livelihood of the Maasai disappeared as their cattle died. The men had to drive the few remaining cattle hundreds of miles away in search for better grazing while the women looked desperately for ways to feed, clothe, and educate their children and obtain medical supplies. Philip and Katy Leakey, founders of The Leakey Collection who live among the Maasai in East Africa, wanted to provide their neighbors with work opportunities. They came up with an imaginative idea to utilize the excellent beading abilities of the Maasai women by using a readily available, sustainable resource- GRASS- as the primary element.

Soon the Leakeys discovered that for centuries, African women had revered the restorative benefits of Marula oil and decided to offer it to the world also. After the Marula fruit is collected under the wild stands of trees, the nuts are removed from the fruit by hand. The nuts are slowly sun-dried, naturally concentrating the oil prior to extraction. The hard outer shells are individually split by hand; each kernel is removed and inspected for freshness, discarding any of poor quality. The oil-rich ivory colored kernels are pressed through The Leakey Collection's unique, proprietary cold-pressing system, ensuring the highest quality product. Now, even the men have joined in the entrepreneurial opportunities.

$18.50

Mayan Gold is a fragrance oil blend containing patchouli, sandalwood, clary sage, mandarin orange and grapefruit with hints of vanilla, chocolate and musk, scenting pure Lulu Life virgin shea butter. This organic, Grade A shea butter is produced using nuts from the vitellaria nilotica tree, which grows only in remote East Africa.

Most shea butter comes from West African shea trees and is sold as a hard solid. East African shea butter is silky and harder to procure, and considered a precious luxury good. Lulu Shea Butter is made from nuts that are collected, cracked, sorted, dried, ground by hand and cold-pressed (avoiding even the slightest trace of chemical contamination).

Intensely moisturizing, this shea butter is easily absorbed and is known to transform your skin over time. The butter is rich in vitamins and antioxidants, and it can be used on the face or as an all-over body butter.

Dimensions: 100ml (3.4oz) watertight plastic container.
2.25"L x 2.25"W x 2"H

Crafted from: Nilotica shea nut oil, Mayan Gold fragrance oil.

Made in: South Sudan

About the Artisans:

Founded in 2000, Lulu Works is a non-profit trust established to provide a source of sustainable income for the women of South Sudan. Comprised of women-owned processing centers, Lulu Works ensures that the profit from the production and sale of Lulu Life products returns to these women. It also provides an incentive to protect the natural shea butter resource.

Lulu Life Shea ButterVitellaria nilotica tree grows across South Sudan in thick forests and takes 20 years to bear its first fruit. These forests are untouched by chemicals or fertilizers.

Vitellaria nilotica tree

Fragrance is provided by natural, essential oils. Mayan Gold is a fragrance oil blend containing patchouli, sandalwood, clary sage, mandarin orange and grapefruit with hints of vanilla, chocolate and musk. See all of the scents available in our Skin Care Collection.

$18.50

Lulu Life is an organic, Grade A virgin shea butter that is produced using nuts from the vitellaria nilotica tree, which grows only in remote East Africa. Lavender Lulu Life is scented with pure lavender essential oil

Most shea butter comes from West African shea trees and is sold as a hard solid. East African shea butter is silky and harder to procure, and considered a precious luxury good. Lulu Shea Butter is made from nuts that are collected, cracked, sorted, dried, ground by hand and cold-pressed (avoiding even the slightest trace of chemical contamination).

Intensely moisturizing, this shea butter is easily absorbed and is known to transform your skin over time. The butter is rich in vitamins and anti-oxidants, and can be used on the face or as an all-over body butter.

Dimensions: 100ml (3.4oz) watertight plastic container.
2.25"L x 2.25"W x 2"H

Crafted from: Nilotica shea nut oil, plant essence or fragrance

Made in: South Sudan

About the Artisans:

Founded in 2000, Lulu Works is a non-profit trust established to provide a source of sustainable income for the women of South Sudan. Comprised of women-owned processing centers, Lulu Works ensures that the profit from the production and sale of Lulu Life products returns to these women. It also provides an incentive to protect the natural shea butter resource.

Lulu Life Shea ButterVitellaria nilotica tree grows across South Sudan in thick forests and takes 20 years to bear its first fruit. These forests are untouched by chemicals or fertilizers.

Vitellaria nilotica tree

Lavender fragrance is provided by natural, essential oils. See all of the scents available in our Skin Care Collection.

$18.50

Lulu Life is an organic, Grade A virgin shea butter that is produced using nuts from the vitellaria nilotica tree, which grows only in remote East Africa.

Most shea butter comes from West African shea trees and is sold as a hard solid. East African shea butter is silky and harder to procure, and considered a precious luxury good. Lulu Shea Butter is made from nuts that are collected, cracked, sorted, dried, ground by hand and cold-pressed (avoiding even the slightest trace of chemical contamination).

Intensely moisturizing, this shea butter is easily absorbed and is known to transform your skin over time. The butter is rich in vitamins and anti-oxidants, and can be used on the face or as an all-over body butter.

Dimensions: 100ml (3.4oz) watertight plastic container.
2.25"L x 2.25"W x 2"H

Crafted from: Nilotica shea nut oil

Made in: South Sudan

About the Artisans:

Founded in 2000, Lulu Works is a non-profit trust established to provide a source of sustainable income for the women of South Sudan. Comprised of women-owned processing centers, Lulu Works ensures that the profit from the production and sale of Lulu Life products returns to these women. It also provides an incentive to protect the natural shea butter resource.

Lulu Life Shea ButterVitellaria nilotica tree grows across South Sudan in thick forests and takes 20 years to bear its first fruit. These forests are untouched by chemicals or fertilizers.

Vitellaria nilotica tree

This shea butter is pure and unscented. See all of the scents available in our Skin Care Collection.


Ghanaian Hand Fans

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$28.00

Ghanaian artisans create an indispensable addition to the purse in this beautiful folding hand fan. Styled from colorful cloth and leather, this richly hued Ghanaian fan can be folded and tucked away when not in use. When fully expanded, the fan not only creates a breeze, it also captures the eye with its beautiful print.

Measures 10"L x 1"W x 14"T when expanded. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, it may vary.

About the Artisan:

These vibrant fans are handcrafted by Ghanaian artisan Fulera, who first resist dyes cotton fabric, then coordinates dyed leather to wrap around a sturdy wooden handle.

Fulera, Ghanaian artisan.
$20.00

Ghanaian artisans create an indispensable addition to the purse in this beautiful folding hand fan. Styled from colorful cloth and leather, this richly hued Ghanaian fan can be folded and tucked away when not in use. When fully expanded, the fan not only creates a breeze, it also captures the eye with its beautiful print.

Measures 5"L x 1"W x 9"T when expanded. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, it may vary.

About the Artisan:

These vibrant fans are handcrafted by Ghanaian artisan Fulera, who first resist dyes cotton fabric, then coordinates dyed leather to wrap around a sturdy wooden handle.

Fulera, Ghanaian artisan.
$20.00

Ghanaian artisans create an indispensable addition to the purse in this beautiful folding hand fan. Styled from colorful cloth and leather, this richly hued Ghanaian fan can be folded and tucked away when not in use. When fully expanded, the fan not only creates a breeze, it also captures the eye with its beautiful print.

Measures 5"L x 1"W x 9"T when expanded. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, it may vary.

About the Artisan:

These vibrant fans are handcrafted by Ghanaian artisan Fulera, who first resist dyes cotton fabric, then coordinates dyed leather to wrap around a sturdy wooden handle.

Fulera, Ghanaian artisan.
$20.00

Ghanaian artisans create an indispensable addition to the purse in this beautiful folding hand fan. Styled from colorful cloth and leather, this richly hued Ghanaian fan can be folded and tucked away when not in use. When fully expanded, the fan not only creates a breeze, it also captures the eye with its beautiful print.

Measures 5"L x 1"W x 9"T when expanded. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, it may vary.

About the Artisan:

These vibrant fans are handcrafted by Ghanaian artisan Fulera, who first resist dyes cotton fabric, then coordinates dyed leather to wrap around a sturdy wooden handle.

Fulera, Ghanaian artisan.

Gifts for Men

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$28.00

A stylish accessory for all, these comfortable bracelets are handmade in Kenya using conditioned cow leather. A hand-tooled aluminum cross adds character and contrast, and a snap closure keeps the bracelet secure.

Measures 1.5"W x 8.5"L; 2.5" inner diameter. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

About the Artisans:

Joseph works from a home workshop in the rough Mathare neighborhood outside Nairobi. This soft-spoken, artistic man employs three young men, and together they craft jewelry, keepsakes and personal accessories from leather, brass and bone. Joseph enjoys the exchange of ideas encouraged during our design sessions. This year he took on the challenge of using dyes to diversify his leather goods, with beautiful results.

$25.00

These fun, one-of-a-kind neckties are stitched from assorted brightly patterned cotton cloth by artisans in Tanzania. A bold addition to dress attire for the confident man who dares to stand out in a crowd.

Sold individually. Designs will vary from those pictured but will be a fun addition to the wardrobe.

Measures 60"L x 3.5"W. Size may vary slightly.

About the Artisans:

Marvelous Batik is a workshop in Dar es Salaam that betters the lives of at-risk young women by teaching them new skills, helping them to be self-sustaining, and providing basic necessities. Run by a compassionate woman named Flotea Masawe, the cooperative is nationally recognized for their production of batik and embroidered cotton textiles. Pillows, table runners, duvet covers, bags, and curtain panels are just a few of the items currently exported by this talented group of women.

$275.00

The Bozo people of Mali are known as "masters of the river", and their culture and artwork centers around their interaction with the Niger River.

These large fish sculptures pay tribute to the handcrafted animal puppets and masks that are used in the Sogo Ba celebration, where young men in elaborate costumes use dance to entertain and teach.

This vintage fish sculpture is one-of-a-kind. Intricate hand-painted details and rustic, hand-carved wood make the fish a unique work of art. Mount for wall display or display on a stand; stand is included.

Size: 36"L x 8"W x 8"T

$44.00

Crafted by Bozo artisans in Mali, these river sculptures are hand-carved from wood, painted, and then antiqued through an underground smoking process.

The sculptures are miniature renditions of Sogo Bo masquerade puppets used in ceremonies. The Bozo people are known as "masters of the river" and their culture and artwork centers around their interaction with the Niger River.

Sold singly. Stand included. Measures 7-9"L x 3-4"W x 3-4"T (fish), 12"T from base of stand to top. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, some variation may occur.

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