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Autumn Collection

As the weather changes, these seasonal products will warm your home. From tea and coffee, to blankets and baskets, refresh your space for autumn! 

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$135.00

This striking black and white throw is crafted in Mali with handmade cotton mudcloth in a dyed intricate line design with an expanding square pattern.

Measures 46"W x 72"L. Natural cotton that is carded, spun, woven and dyed by hand may include variations in color and texture; this is an expected feature of handmade cloth. The back of the throw is unfinished, and 2 edges of the throw have seams.

About the Artisans:

Le Ndomo is a social enterprise created to address the unemployment problem of young people who have not had the chance to study or to attend school. Ndomo aims to give these young people training with local knowledge: In addition to technical training, it also aims to assist young people in life by facilitating their socialization and by giving them values that will increase the quality of their lives; responsibility, personal commitment, work and solidarity, in strict compliance with the values of traditional African society.

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$36.00

Kenyan wood carvers craft this double well serving bowl from beautifully grained wild olive wood, then add a simple cow bone inlay with etched black lines on each end.

Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item made from a natural material, each will vary slightly.

Dimensions:  7.5"L x 4"W x 1.5"H

Crafted from: Wild olive wood, cow bone

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

We work with representatives of Kamba artists in Kenya to obtain these hand-carved works of beauty derived from the olive wood tree. The artisans benefit greatly from the sale of their works, with marked improvements being seen for the individual, their families, the community.

$14.00

A big, balanced, spicy coffee. This dark roast features toasted pecan impressions, dried fruit and dark chocolate mouthfeel, sweet vanilla and black pepper on finish. This coffee works well in a drip brewer and is incredibly rewarding through a pour over.
- Certified Organic
- Fair Trade
- Kosher Certified
- 1% for the Planet

Weighs 10.5 oz. Option of either whole bean or ground available. 

Producer Profile:

Level Ground was founded in 1997 with a focus on fair trade and a passion for specialty coffee. We combine a deep knowledge of direct trade relationships with our quality team’s expertise to craft exceptional coffee for you.

$72.00

This versatile set of nesting baskets is handwoven using strands of hand-dyed sisal. Versatile and stylish, these baskets are perfect for mixing up storage in any space.

Sold as a set of three nesting baskets.

Dimensions:
Small: 6"L x 6"W x 6"H
Med: 8"L x 8"W x 8"H
Large: 10"L x 10"W x 10"H

Crafted from: Sisal fiber, dye

Made in: Kenya

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 baskets are sold to local and international markets. Singing, dancing, and chatting make weaving for export an enjoyable social event!

$64.00

These beautiful handcrafted pillows from Le Ndomo in Mali feature cotton mudcloth and include a pillow insert. This stained glass pattern is hand-dyed.

The pillows are finished on the backside in a foldover enclosure. The cover measures 18"x 18"and included pillow insert measures 20" x 20". Natural cotton that is carded, spun, woven and dyed by hand may include variations in color and texture. This is an expected feature of handmade cloth.

About the Artisans:

Le Ndomo is a social enterprise created to address the unemployment problem of young people who have not had the chance to study or to attend school. Ndomo aims to give these young people training with local knowledge: In addition to technical training, it also aims to assist young people in life by facilitating their socialization and by giving them values that will increase the quality of their lives; responsibility, personal commitment, work and solidarity, in strict compliance with the values of traditional African society.

$76.00

In the Pemba and Monze districts of Zambia's Southern Plateau, skilled Batonga women craft iconic baskets from locally harvested palm leaves and wild twigs. Each beautifully woven design reveals the skill of these talented weavers.

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

Dimensions: 23-24"L x 23-24"W x 4-7"H

Crafted from: Palm leaves, twigs

Made in: Zambia

About the Artisans:

Famous for their basket weaving skills as well as their geometric designs, the Batonga women in the Pemba and Monze districts of Zambia's Southern Plateau create these baskets by first weaving palm leaves into a characteristic square to begin and then radiating outward to create dramatic patterns.

$74.00

This versatile set of nesting baskets is handwoven using strands of hand-dyed sisal and banana fiber. Versatile and stylish, these baskets are perfect for mixing up storage in any space.

Sold as a set of two nesting baskets. We recommend spraying lightly with cold water to reshape baskets.

Dimensions:
Small: 10"L x 10"W x 10"H
Large: 12"L x 12"W x 12"H

Crafted from: Sisal fiber, banana fiber, dye

Made in: Kenya

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 baskets are sold to local and international markets. Singing, dancing, and chatting make weaving for export an enjoyable social event!

$135.00

Artistic creativity abounds within the striking geometric block design of this handcrafted, organic cotton throw. Patterns will be similar to the photo but will vary according to the vision of the artisan who hand-dyed this beautiful mudcloth.

Measures approximately 46"W x 72"L. Natural cotton that is carded, spun, woven and dyed by hand will include variations in color and texture. Authentic mudcloth is a rustic textile with charming imperfections and an unfinished reverse side (see photos). Hemmed at top and bottom, with raw selvedge on the sides. For best care, hand wash in cool water and air dry.

Handmade Variations: Natural cotton that is carded, spun, woven and dyed by hand may include variations in color and texture. This is an expected feature of handmade cloth.

Dimensions: 46"W x 72"L

Crafted from: Cotton, non-toxic dye

Made in: Mali

About the Artisans:

Le Ndomo is a social enterprise created to address the unemployment problem of young people who have not had the chance to study or to attend school. Ndomo aims to give these young people training with local knowledge: In addition to technical training, it also aims to assist young people in life by facilitating their socialization and by giving them values that will increase the quality of their lives; responsibility, personal commitment, work and solidarity, in strict compliance with the values of traditional African society.

$32.00

Showcasing un-dyed soapstone in this beautiful set of two candle holders, Kenyan artisans hand carve and polish to a smooth finish. Although colors are primarily cream, this is completely natural soapstone with no dyeing, so each piece shows the unique color and grain that it natural to the light soapstone.

Sold as a set of two. Each measures 3"L x 3"W x 3"H. Size may vary slightly.

About the Artisans:

Soapstone is mined in Kisii county in southwestern Kenya. We work with three different artisan groups in and around Nairobi who carve, polish and paint the stone to create beautiful pieces.

$64.00

This bicyclist, carved from serpentine stone and combined with recycled metal, features a detailed bike and basket and is the perfect gift for cycling enthusiasts. 

Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly. Not intended for outdoor display.

Dimensions: 7"L x 4.5"W x 8"H

Crafted from: Serpentine stone, metal

Made in: Zimbabwe

About the Artisans:

Zimbabwean artist Luke Jimu and his team work with springstone, which is a prized dark stone that polishes to a high shine because of its density. Most springstone is sustainably sourced and is mined on communal lands for the purpose of sculpting.

Zimbabwe Sculpture Springstone
$240.00

This beautiful stool is hand carved from cedrela wood by artisans in Ghana. Cedrela is a tropical tree that is naturally termite and rot-resistant. Stools hold great cultural significance in Ghana, and the simple aesthetic of this beautiful piece showcases the elegance of modern West African design.

Measures 18"T x 9"W x 18"L. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, some variation may occur.

About the Artisans:

Ghanaian artisan carves furniture from wood

Drawing inspiration from the many beautiful stories from Africa including the continent's artistry and culture, Tekura (a family owned business) makes a range of accent tables, contemporary stools and complementary pieces like bowls, vases, candle holders etc. reflecting true craftsmanship and the spirit of a group of local artisans. 

$125.00

These radiant sculptures are cast from solid bronze in Burkina Faso using the lost wax method. This limited edition stag sculpture is buffed to reveal the bronze's natural, golden tone.

A beautiful gift, this figure is limited edition with only 2 currently available. Measures 7"T x 5.5"L x 3"W.

$225.00

This one-of-a-kind shield features hand-carved geometric lines. Carved from a single piece of wood, this piece is beautiful mounted on a wall or displayed using a stand.

Only one available. Shield measures approximately 20-21" diameter and 2.5" deep.

About the Artisans:

Hand-carved shields from Cameroon are artfully crafted from single pieces of wood. Featuring a variety of intricate designs and patterns, these shields are truly unique pieces.

$64.00

These beautiful handcrafted pillows from Le Ndomo in Mali feature cotton mudcloth and include a pillow insert. Intricate line designs in an expanding square pattern are hand-dyed.

The pillows are finished on the backside in a foldover enclosure. The cover measures 18"x 18"and included pillow insert measures 20" x 20". Natural cotton that is carded, spun, woven and dyed by hand may include variations in color and texture. This is an expected feature of handmade cloth.

About the Artisans:

Le Ndomo is a social enterprise created to address the unemployment problem of young people who have not had the chance to study or to attend school. Ndomo aims to give these young people training with local knowledge: In addition to technical training, it also aims to assist young people in life by facilitating their socialization and by giving them values that will increase the quality of their lives; responsibility, personal commitment, work and solidarity, in strict compliance with the values of traditional African society.

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$78.00

Interweaving natural and dyed grasses to create intricate patterns, Tanzanian artisans hand-craft these stylish baskets. The baskets are named for the weaver, Maila, who perfected the new woven design.

These all-natural baskets are handwoven from milulu, a reed-like grass that grows near the city of Iringa, Tanzania. The milulu makes durable baskets, which can be rinsed with cool water and reshaped as needed.

Sold individually; choose from 3 sizes. Approximate measurements: Small 10" wide x 10" tall; Medium 12" wide x 12" tall; Large 13" wide x 13" tall. Because this product is handmade, size and design placement will vary.

About the Artisans:

Tanzanian woman artisan, weaving Maila baskets

Vikapu Bomba embodies the vision of Catherine Shembilu to create sustainable income for talented, rural Tanzanian women. For many women living in the lush southern highlands, life centers around subsistence farming, cooking, cleaning, and caring for children. Women can weave baskets between their other duties, working daily to earn money to pay school fees, buy food, procure farming supplies and contribute to savings. When a woman has money of her own to use or share, she has greater influence over her life and future.

Milulu grass reeds can be harvested carefully from the marsh without removing the entire plant. The reeds are dried in the sun, dyed with natural dyes, and split for weaving. The closeness to the earth of both maker and product gives these beautifully crafted baskets natural appeal.

$44.00

These tiny bowls, with women reaching toward each other around the edge of the bowl, represent the philosophy of Ubuntu: a complex Nguni word that means “the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity.” These hand thrown bowls feature female figures wearing their traditional African headscarves with their babies on their backs.

Size: Width from edge to edge: 4"; Height from the top of women to bottom: 2.5"; Height from edge to bottom of bowl: 1". Due to the handcrafted nature of this product, each design and color will vary slightly.

About the Artisans:

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The South African Zizamele Ceramics, founded in 2008 by Toni Burton who taught ceramics skills at a local college, creates highly sought after and collectable ceramic pieces that can be found all around the world and is increasingly exporting to international stores and galleries. Members of Zizamele have their own ceramic specialty developed after Toni taught an 18-month long job creation course in craft production.

$38.00

Hand-carved by Kamba artisans in Kenya, this set of three stylish and practical spoons are a great addition to any kitchen.

The spoons are carved from a single piece of sustainably sourced olive wood and will last for decades with simple care.

Large: 8"L x 2.5"W x 0.5"T Medium: 7"L x 2.25"W x 0.5"T Small: 6"L x 2"W x 0.25"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur. 

About the Artisans:

We work with representatives of Kamba artists in Kenya to obtain these hand-carved works of beauty derived from the olive wood tree. The artisans benefit greatly from the sale of olive wood products, with marked improvements being seen for the individual, their families, the community. The olive wood tree is sacred to Kenyans and appreciated worldwide for its beautiful grain patterns and durability.

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$14.50

The roots of turmeric, ginger, and licorice are harmoniously blended to create an aromatic and spicy caffeine-free herbal tea. The turmeric and ginger in this Ayurveda-inspired blend can help boost your immune system, reduce nausea, and provide heartburn relief. Fresh lemongrass picked by the Kenyan Women’s Tea Co-op and sweet citrus peel balance out these three energetic roots to steep a golden cup of delicious tea. Packaged in a beautiful reusable tin, paired with a hand-carved wild olive wood spoon.

JusTea is dedicated to maintaining the whole tea leaf rather than the normal maceration which destroys much of the leaf’s natural complexities and depth. This allows the tea to be steeped multiple times, retaining the full flavor profile that whole leaf tea offers.

Each 110g tin includes a hand-carved wooden spoon and makes about 40 cups or when re-steeping, 80 cups. Steeping Instructions: 1 teaspoon at 205°F for 10 mins (for a second cup, re-steep 15+ mins). Delicious hot or on ice!

See all teas in our African Coffee & Tea Collection.

Tea farmer in Kenya wears a backpack basket full of tea leaves in a field of tea

The Bain family from Canada partnered with the Katah family and the Nandi Hills community in Kenya to establish JusTea®, Kenya’s first-ever, small-scale farmer-owned Artisanal Tea Factory. Fully staffed, managed, and owned by small-scale Kenyan tea farmers, JustTea was granted one of the first tea processing licenses to produce these artisanal, direct-from-farm teas by The Tea Board of Kenya. The tea farm is nestled in the rolling green Nandi Hills where its volcanic soil naturally produces some of the world’s most flavourful tea. This small specialty factory processes a rainbow of teas: Purple, Green, Oolong and Black artisanal teas.

$42.00

Songa Designs International empowers a new generation of women in Rwanda by combining their traditional weaving skills with modern design to craft these beautiful sisal baskets. Inspired by nature, each handmade item is tightly woven with all-natural materials such as sisal fibers and can be used for storing fruit and vegetables, serving bread or organizing toys.

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

Dimensions:
Small: 10"L x 10"W x 2.5"H
Large: 12"D x 3"T

About the Artisans:


It is typical for many women in developing countries to depend solely on their husbands for financial needs, but Songa Designs International is changing this dynamic. By working for Songa, under-resourced women are encouraged to pursue economic independence, simply by using skills acquired through everyday life. Songa Designs provides jobs for over 150 women who in turn negotiate their own salaries and earn fair wages, which enables them to buy land, health insurance or send their children to school for the first time. Trained by generations of local cultural tradition, the skilled artisans in Rwanda in East Africa craft stylish, high-quality accessories inspired by nature. Each handmade item is tightly woven with all-natural materials such as banana leaf fiber or sisal plants.

$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.

$38.00

These stylish earrings are handcrafted by Kenyan jewelry artists who add bold slashes of brass to polished cow horn pieces. Cow horn is a natural, salvaged material with subtle differences in color and pattern, so slight variations are to be expected.

Earrings measure 2.75"L x 0.25"W. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

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.

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$22.00

A sip of this rich, fresh, and smooth whole leaf black tea transports you to the lush, jade tea gardens at the foot of Mt Kenya. Grown on small Kenyan farms where no pesticides are ever sprayed on the tea leaves, Mt. Kenya Black Tea carries strong and malty tasting notes hinting of cocoa beans and dried fruit and is highly caffeinated. Sweet and complex on its own but equally superb with a splash of milk and sugar, Mt. Kenya Black is also delicious as an iced tea!

JusTea is dedicated to maintaining the whole tea leaf rather than the normal maceration which destroys much of the leaf’s natural complexities and depth. This allows the tea to be steeped multiple times, retaining the full flavor profile that whole leaf tea offers.

Each 90g tin includes a hand-carved wooden spoon and makes about 40 cups or when re-steeping, 80 cups. Steeping Instructions: 1 teaspoon of tea per cup of 205°F water for 3 mins.    

See all teas in our African Coffee & Tea Collection.

Tea farmer in Kenya wears a backpack basket full of tea leaves in a field of tea

The Bain family from Canada partnered with the Katah family and the Nandi Hills community in Kenya to establish JusTea®, Kenya’s first-ever, small-scale farmer-owned Artisanal Tea Factory. Fully staffed, managed, and owned by small-scale Kenyan tea farmers, JustTea was granted one of the first tea processing licenses to produce these artisanal, direct-from-farm teas by The Tea Board of Kenya. The tea farm is nestled in the rolling green Nandi Hills where its volcanic soil naturally produces some of the world’s most flavourful tea. This small specialty factory processes a rainbow of teas: Purple, Green, Oolong and Black artisanal teas.

$16.50

Delicious and pure, this honey is unlike any honey available in North America. Gathered using sustainable methods from the national park forests of Tanzania, this floral, full-flavored honey features the flavors and scents of the miombo forest. 

Pesticide free, organic, sustainable. Measures 500g/ 17.64 oz.

Producer Profile:

The African Bronze Honey Project is a for-profit, social enterprise B Corp, partnered with Forest Fruits of Zambia, committed to sustainable practice and preserving traditional heritage while creating economic opportunity for independent beekeepers and their families. Today, there are over 6,000 beekeepers trained and over 800 tonnes of organic, raw, wild honey exported every year.

$68.00

Measuring 70" long, these handmade table runners are created by weaving dried twigs through through hand-dyed mudcloth fabric.

Two lengths of twigs are used to create visual contrast. The fabric is a thick canvas that has been dyed using a mudcloth technique in Mali.

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

Dimensions: 16"W x 70"L

Crafted from: Dried twigs, cotton, dye

Made in: Mali

About the Artisans:

Mali Chic is a collaboration of 195 artisans that sells its products through a boutique in Bamako and through international exports. Artisans work from home, in their own workshops or on-site at Mali Chic.

$72.00

This stylish set of nesting baskets is handwoven using strands of natural and hand-dyed sisal by talented female artisans in rural Kenya. The baskets are known for their ability to be re-shaped, as well as their durability and all-natural composition.

Size: [Small] 6"D x 6"T [Medium] 8"D x 8"T [Large] 10"D x 10"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of these baskets, slight variation may occur. 

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 baskets are sold to local and international markets. Singing, dancing, and chatting make weaving for export an enjoyable social event!

$315.00

Talented Wolof women in rural Senegal utilize abundant cattail stalks and strips of salvaged plastic into beautiful storage hamper baskets for the home. The largest hamper includes leather trim, and leather ring handles. The smallest basket has leather trim only.

Sold as a set of two. Because these are handcrafted items, each will vary slightly.

Dimensions:
Small:  16"L x 16"W x 24"H
Large: 18"L x 18"W x 28"H

Crafted from: Cattail stalks, plastic, leather

Made in: Senegal

$64.00

Artisans at Le Ndomo in Mali handcraft this cotton mudcloth throw pillow in a bold arrow pattern. Includes pillow insert.

Sold singly as a pillow cover only. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

Dimensions:  18"L x 18"W

Crafted from: Cotton, thread, non-toxic dye

Made in: Mali

About the Artisans:

Le Ndomo is a social enterprise created to address the unemployment problem of young people who have not had the chance to study or to attend school. Ndomo aims to give these young people training with local knowledge: In addition to technical training, it also aims to assist young people in life by facilitating their socialization and by giving them values that will increase the quality of their lives; responsibility, personal commitment, work and solidarity, in strict compliance with the values of traditional African society.

$64.00

Using thick twisted strands of natural sisal rope, basket weavers in remote Kenya weave these gorgeous baskets to be modern home storage. Sisal is a natural fiber extracted from the spiky leaves of the agave plant, so these baskets are both durable and can be easily reshaped.

Dimensions:
Small: 4"L x 4"W x 3.5"H (to top of basket), 7"H (to top of handles)
Medium: 4.5"L x 4.5"W x 4.5"H (to top of basket), 8"H (to top of handles)
Large: 5"L x 5"W x 6"H (to top of basket), 10"H (to top of handles)

Crafted from: Sisal fiber, dye

Made in: Kenya

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 baskets are sold to local and international markets. Singing, dancing, and chatting make weaving for export an enjoyable social event!

$52.00

This versatile set of nesting baskets is handwoven using strands of hand-dyed sisal and banana fiber. Versatile and stylish, these baskets are perfect for mixing up storage in any space.

Sold as a set of two nesting baskets. We recommend spraying lightly with cold water to reshape baskets.

Dimensions:
Small: 6"L x 6"W x 6"H
Large: 8"L x 8"W x 8"H

Crafted from: Sisal fiber, banana fiber, dye

Made in: Kenya

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 baskets are sold to local and international markets. Singing, dancing, and chatting make weaving for export an enjoyable social event!

$10.00

Nairobi artisans complement the organic shapes of dried gourds, which grow prolifically in Africa, with a beautiful dip-dyed finish.

Because gourds are an organic item, each shape is completely one-of-a-kind, and gourds may feature small blemishes. See images for reference, each will vary.

Sold individually. Size: approximately 3.5" - 4.5"D x 4.5" - 6"T.

$38.00

Talented Kenyan artisans repurpose cow horn into sleek hoop earrings. Since cow horn varies in tone, each pair of earrings is completely unique. Each hoop is secured to the ear by posts-and-back closures.

Sold as a set of earrings. Because this is a handcrafted item, each may vary slightly, see images for examples of variation.

Dimensions: 1.75"L x 1.75"W

Crafted from: Brass, cow horn

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.

$140.00

This beautiful handcrafted purse features a bold panel of mudcloth against a soft leather body with durable leather handles. Lined with lightweight cotton, this stylish handbag includes an exterior zippered pocket and two inner pockets–one with a zipper and one with an open top.

Sold singly. Designs will vary.

Dimensions: 14"L x 0.5"W x 16"T (to top of bag), 10" handle drop

Crafted from: Woven cotton, leather, hardware

Made in: Mali

About the Artisans:

Each purse is carefully crafted by textile and leather artisans in Bamako, Mali, who shine at incorporating contemporary mudcloth into their designs.

$76.00

Hand carved from wild olive wood by Kenyan wood carvers, this stylish set of serving bowls offers a trio of sizes and nests together for storage. Finished with dyed cow bone, this set is a beautiful fair trade addition to any kitchen.

Sold as a set of three. Natural wood grain and bone inlay will vary.

Dimensions:
Small: 4"L x 4"W x 1.25"H
Medium:  6"L x 5.5"W x 1.75"H
Large:  7"L x 7"W x 2.25"H

Crafted from: Wild olive wood, cow bone

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

We work with representatives of Kamba artists in Kenya to obtain these hand-carved works of beauty derived from the olive wood tree. The artisans benefit greatly from the sale of their works, with marked improvements being seen for the individual, their families, the community.

$76.00

In the Pemba and Monze districts of Zambia's Southern Plateau, skilled Batonga women craft iconic baskets from locally harvested palm leaves and wild twigs. Each beautifully woven star design reveals the skill of these talented weavers.

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

Dimensions: 23-24"L x 23-24"W x 4-7"H

Crafted from: Palm leaves, twigs

Made in: Zambia

About the Artisans:

Famous for their basket weaving skills as well as their geometric designs, the Batonga women in the Pemba and Monze districts of Zambia's Southern Plateau create these baskets by first weaving palm leaves into a characteristic square to begin and then radiating outward to create dramatic patterns.

$58.00

Kenyan artisans hand carve natural soapstone to craft these beautiful bookends that are polished to a smooth finish. Although colors are predominantly white, this is completely natural soapstone with NO dyeing so each piece could display a variation - with veining that can vary to gray and pink.

Sold as a set of bookends. Because these are handmade items crafted from a varying natural material, each is unique.

Dimensions: 10"L x 3"W x 6"H (each side is 5" long)

Crafted from: Soapstone

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

Soapstone is mined in Kisii county in southwestern Kenya. We work with three different artisan groups in and around Nairobi who carve, polish and paint the stone to create beautiful pieces.

$18.00

The basic form for these dramatic boxes are crafted in Kenya's western highlands from soft soapstone. Artisans in a Nairobi workshop then add the black dyed finish and etched line details.

Size: [Medium] 3"D x 1.5"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur.

About the Artisans:

Soapstone is mined in Kisii county in southwestern Kenya. We work with three different artisan groups in and around Nairobi who carve, polish and paint the stone to create beautiful pieces.

$72.00

This versatile set of nesting baskets is handwoven using strands of natural and hand-dyed sisal. Versatile and stylish, these baskets are perfect for mixing up storage in any space.

Sizes: [Small] 6"D x 6"T [Medium] 8"D x 8"T [Large] 10"D x 10"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur.

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 baskets are sold to local and international markets. Singing, dancing, and chatting make weaving for export an enjoyable social event!

$215.00

This beautiful, hamper features a cream and black diamond pattern and distressed leather handles and trim. Ideal for storing blankets and pillows, it is handcrafted by skilled Senegalese weavers using plastic strips woven onto dried cattail stalks.

Measures 35"T x 19"W (26.5" without lid).

$68.00

Measuring 70" long, this handmade table runner with its modern graphics is created by weaving dried twigs through through hand-dyed mudcloth fabric.

Two lengths of twigs are used to create visual contrast. The fabric is a thick canvas that has been dyed using a mudcloth technique in Mali.

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

Dimensions: 16"W x 70"L

Crafted from: Dried twigs, cotton, dye

Made in: Mali

About the Artisans:

Mali Chic is a collaboration of 195 artisans that sells its products through a boutique in Bamako and through international exports. Artisans work from home, in their own workshops or on-site at Mali Chic.

$38.00

Hand-knit from naturally-dyed spun wool

These soft stuffed orangutans, handmade from naturally-dyed spun wool, are safe for children of any age. Featuring easy to grab limbs and sewn facial features, these stuffed animals are a favorite for children of all ages.

Each orangutan is hand-knit by a Kenyan women's cooperative called Kenana Knitters. Due to the hand-crafted nature of this item, some variation is expected. Fair trade.

Size: Approximately 8"T (seated), 16"T standing

About the Artisans:

"Changing Lives Stitch by Stitch"

Kenana Knitters is a knitting cooperative in Njoro, Kenya that employs a community of more than 300 women in a rural farming area. In addition to supplementing the women's income, sales also fund community action for education and health services. All products are local and crafted from natural, organic materials.

Kenana Knitters - women knitting on a lawn
$38.00

These handcrafted wallets feature handmade bogolan, or mudcloth fabric, from Mali. The body of the wallet is constructed from soft leather. Interior includes 3 long compartments, 4 slots for credit cards, 2 card slots with clear plastic windows, and a long zippered change compartment.

Choose from Black & White Bogolan with Brown Leather; Black & White Bogolan with Navy Leather; or assorted Blues & Greens Bogolan with Brown Leather.

Fabric design and pattern placement will vary due to the handmade nature of this item; size may vary slightly.

Dimensions: 8"L x 3.75"W

Crafted from: Woven cotton, leather, hardware

Made in: Mali

Sold individually.

About the Artisans:

Mali Chic is a collaboration of 195 artisans that sells its products through a boutique in Bamako and through international exports. Artisans work from home, in their own workshops or on-site at Mali Chic, and child labor is never used. Mali Chic provides artisans with 50% advances on all orders and pay a fair price for their products.

$10.00

A sip of JusTea whole leaf black tea transports you to the lush, jade tea gardens at the foot of Mt Kenya. This rich high caffeine black tea is fresh and smooth, but packs a serious hit of flavor. Grown on small Kenyan farms where no pesticides are ever sprayed on the tea leaves, Mt. Kenya Black Tea carries strong and malty tasting notes hinting of cocoa beans and dried fruit. Sweet and complex on its own but equally superb with a splash of milk and sugar, Mt. Kenya Black is also delicious as an iced tea!

Sold as 12 tea bags in a tin. JusTea's Zero-Waste Pyramid Tea Bags are the most earth-friendly pyramid tea bags available, 100% plastic-free and compostable in just 3 weeks.

Steeping Instructions: 1 tea bag at 205 degrees for 3 mins

Meet JusTea's farmers

Dimensions:  3"L x 3"W x 4.75"H

Crafted from: Rainforest Alliance Kenyan Black tea

Made in: Kenya

See all teas in our African Coffee & Tea Collection.

Tea farmer in Kenya wears a backpack basket full of tea leaves in a field of tea

The Bain family from Canada partnered with the Katah family and the Nandi Hills community in Kenya to establish JusTea®, Kenya’s first-ever, small-scale farmer-owned Artisanal Tea Factory. Fully staffed, managed, and owned by small-scale Kenyan tea farmers, JustTea was granted one of the first tea processing licenses to produce these artisanal, direct-from-farm teas by The Tea Board of Kenya. The tea farm is nestled in the rolling green Nandi Hills where its volcanic soil naturally produces some of the world’s most flavourful tea. This small specialty factory processes a rainbow of teas: Purple, Green, Oolong and Black artisanal teas.

$10.00

Nairobi artisans complement the organic shapes of dried gourds, which grow prolifically in Africa, with a beautiful dip-dyed finish.

Because gourds are an organic item, each shape is completely one-of-a-kind, and gourds may feature small blemishes. See images for reference, each will vary.

Sold singly. Because these are natural items, each shape will vary.

Dimensions: 4-5"L x 4-5"W x 5"- 6"H (size and shape vary)

Crafted from: Calabash gourds, natural dyes

Made in: Kenya

$10.00

Nairobi artisans complement the organic shapes of dried gourds, which grow prolifically in Africa, with a beautiful dip-dyed finish.

Because gourds are an organic item, each shape is completely one-of-a-kind, and gourds may feature small blemishes. See images for reference, each will vary.

Sold singly. Because these are natural items, each shape will vary.

Dimensions: 4-5"L x 4-5"W x 5"- 6"H (size and shape vary)

Crafted from: Calabash gourds, natural dyes

Made in: Kenya

$8.00

Calabash gourds grow abundantly in Kenya, and when dried, they serve beautifully as rustic decorative objects. Every gourd is completely unique, some with curves long stems and others with small blunt tops.

Because each item is handcrafted from a natural material, variations in shape should be expected.

Dimensions: 3"L x 3"W x 3-5"H

Crafted from: Calabash gourds

Made in: Kenya

$10.00

Nairobi artisans complement the organic shapes of dried gourds, which grow prolifically in Africa, with a beautiful dip-dyed finish.

Because gourds are an organic item, each shape is completely one-of-a-kind, and gourds may feature small blemishes. See images for reference, each will vary.

Sold singly. Because these are natural items, each shape will vary.

Dimensions: 4-5"L x 4-5"W x 5"- 6"H (size and shape vary)

Crafted from: Calabash gourds, natural dyes

Made in: Kenya

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