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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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$11.99

The Pumpkin Spice you have been waiting for! Made with actual pumpkin pieces, this tea blend is delicious on its own, or when steeped into a creamy latte (simple steeping instructions below!). Only while supplies last... enjoy a cup of this velvety smooth, subtly spiced, hug-in-a-mug pumpkin blend!

Pumpkin Spice loose leaf tea is sold in a recyclable 120g refill pouch. 

Steeping Instructions:   Add 1 teaspoon of tea to a cup of boiling water (205°F). Let steep for 3-5 minutes before removing the tea. For a second cup, resteep the tea for 10 minutes. Make a delicious Pumpkin Spice latte at home: Steep 2 tsp in 1/4 cup of boiling water for 5 minutes. Steam your desired 'milk' and pour 3/4 cup into your tea. Add any sweetener if you desire

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Dimensions:  120g refill pouch, 25 mg of caffeine per cup. Makes about 40 cups; steep twice for 80 cups.

Crafted from:  Pumpkin Pieces, Kenyan Black Tea, Cinnamon, Ginger, Nutmeg, Turmeric, Orange Peel, Licorice Root, Clove, Natural Cinnamon Flavour

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.

$24.00

These whimsical wooden salad servers are hand-carved from sustainably sourced mahogany and feature cute little giraffes on each handle.

Dimensions: 12" L x 3.25"W x 0.75"H

Crafted from: Mahogany

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

Kenya is among Africa’s leading nations for the sustainable growth and harvesting of hardwoods for the furniture, musical instruments, and handicraft. With large, carefully managed wood plantations dedicated to producing for these high-volume industries, Kenya's natural forests are now at a lowered risk of deforestation.

$88.00

Rural Kamba women in Kenya hand weave these open top handbags from tough sisal fibers and attach leather handles. Stylish and durable, the perfect addition to any wardrobe!

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

Dimensions: 12"L x 12"W x 12"H (to top of bag), 18"H (to top of handles)

Crafted from: Sisal, dye, leather

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

$64.00

These large, soft pillows from Le Ndomo in Mali feature handmade 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 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.

Care: (Remove pillow insert) Machine wash cold, gentle cycle, when needed, line dry, iron on cotton setting.

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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$18.00

Kenyan artisans transform cow bone into eye-catching earrings shaped like hair picks. The distressed gray dye is echoed in a rounded disc and teardrop bead, divided by flat black plastic discs.

Sold singly. Because these are handmade goods, each pair of earrings may vary slightly.

Dimensions: 0.75"W x 4"H

Crafted from: Cow bone, dye, earring wires

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

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

$64.00

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!

$112.00

These sisal wall baskets are handcrafted in Zimbabwe. Beautiful displayed on a wall or tabletop, the sisal fibers create a unique texture. Each basket is a work of art, handwoven over many hours.

This set of baskets is one of a kind. Sold as a set of 2. You will receive the baskets shown in the photo.

Measurements:
Basket 1: 11.5" wide by 2.5" deep.
Basket 2: 11" wide by 2.5" deep.

About the Artisans:

These baskets are sourced from the Collaborative Craft Project, a group in Zimbabwe working with local expert weavers and specializing in natural and sustainable materials. Sisal fibers are extracted from the agave sisalana plant and are hand-dyed to create beautiful colors. The dyes are all natural and sourced from trees native to Zimbabwe. Leaves from the Umdwada tree create black dye, Uchane leaves create yellow, Isinga roots and Umhlahlampethu leaves create brown, and other organic matter creates additional earth tones.

$18.00

In Zimbabwe, sculptors weld recycled metal to create these lovely sculptures of colorful birds fluttering their wings. Each sculpture is finished with varnish to protect against the elements. Handcrafted items may vary slightly.

Choose from Yellow, Blue, or Red.

Each bird measures approximately 5"L x 6"W x 4"T.

About the Artisans:

Artisans at the Tonderai Metal Works in Zimbabwe use recycled materials and discarded oil drums to create stunning works of art and feature one-of-a-kind detailing.

Tonderai Metal Works in Zimbabwe
$82.00

Crafted by Cameroonian and Congolese refugees living in Kenya, this Namji doll is hand-carved from jacaranda wood and intricately decorated. Details include yellow seeds beads, a white beaded necklace, metal and bead earrings, and additional decoration crafted from cowrie shells, rope, and wooden beads. Facial features are created with metal accents.

The jacaranda wood is treated with a combination of woodsmoke and staining. Please note that the woodsmoke treatment does impart a lingering campfire scent that will dissipate with time.

Each Namji doll is similar to the photographs, but may vary slightly due the handmade nature of the item. Size: approx 14-15" tall, 5-6" wide, and 3-4" deep.

About the Artisans:

Namji dolls are carved by an artisan

Originating from the traditional fertility designs of the Dowayo/ Namji ethnic group in northwest Cameroon, these dolls are handcrafted by artisans from Cameroon and the Democratic Republic of Congo who are currently living as refugees in Nairobi, Kenya and have a loyal following in shops throughout East Africa.

$64.00

This durable tote is handwoven in Ghana using tough elephant grass and features a pumpkin color block design. It features soft leather-wrapped handles for comfort and durability.

The totes are tightly woven, durable and can stand the test of time. 

Measures 16"L x 8"W x 18"T. Due to the handmade nature of this basket, slight variation is expected. [Click to read our Statement on Handmade Variation]

$38.00

Hand-knit from naturally-dyed spun wool

These darling stuffed orangutans are hand-knit from naturally-dyed spun wool. Features easy to grab limbs, sewn facial features, and a textured "furry" body.

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
$39.00

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.

$44.00

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.

$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.


$14.99

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. A recyclable refill pouch is now also available. 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.

$18.00

Kenyan beadwork artisans create collectible folk art sculptures from recycled wire and moody black glass beads. This stylized spider makes a fun fall decoration.

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

Dimensions: 6”L x 5.75”W x 3.25”T

Crafted from: Beads, wire

Made in: Kenya

$110.00

Talented Wolof women in rural Senegal utilize abundant cattail stalks and strips of salvaged plastic into beautiful storage hamper baskets for the home. The hamper includes leather trim.

Sold individually. Because these are handcrafted items, each will vary slightly.

Dimensions: 16"L x 16"W x 24"H

Crafted from: Cattail stalks, plastic, leather

Made in: Senegal

$14.99

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. A recyclable refill pouch is now also available. 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.

$84.00

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!

$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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$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.

$68.00

Malian artisans weave dried twigs and cotton cord into a uniquely African decorative table runner. A bold strip of pattern and natural textures enliven the tabletop.

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.

$64.00

Within the beautiful adobe workshop and compound at Le Ndomo in Mali, artistic creativity abounds! Artisans handcraft this cotton mudcloth throw pillow using traditional and modern methods, in a bold arrow pattern.  Includes pillow insert. 

Sold singly. 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.

$180.00

A modern take on classic Senufo washing stools, this stylish piece of African accent furniture can easily serve as a side table or a stool. Hand carved from cedrela wood, each piece features a painted contoured top and natural tapered legs.

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

Dimensions:  20"L x 12.5"W x 17"H

Crafted from: Cedrela wood, stain

Made in: Ghana

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.

$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: 1.25"L x 1.25"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.

$60.00

A popular choice among green shoppers, errand runners, and picnic planners worldwide, this durable shopper, with braided leather handles, is woven from thick, tough elephant grass by artisans in the Bolgatanga region of Ghana.

Dimensions: 16"L x 8"W x 18"H

Crafted from: Elephant grass, dye, leather

Made in: Ghana

$48.00

This hand-carved wooden elephant sculpture, by Richard of the Gikomba Wood Carving Cooperative, adds the earthy and wild feel of safari lodge decor to your home. The natural jacaranda wood is left undyed, and after carving it is carefully accented with burnt detailing and tusks crafted from cow bone.

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

Dimensions: 9"L x 4"W x 6"H

Crafted from: Jacaranda wood

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

We work with an amazing co-op in Kenya, the Gikomba Wood Carving Cooperative, a group of woodcarvers of all ages who work in an open-air workshop in Nairobi. This environmentally-responsible group takes care to legally procure all types of African wood used in their products, and they are skilled at using all parts of the tree in their artwork.

Gikomba Wood Carving Cooperative
$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.

$64.00

Kenyan wood carvers craft this set of nesting serving bowls from beautifully grained wild olive wood and simple cow bone inlay with etched black lines. Sold as a set of three bowls, each piece showcases a unique array of wood grain.

Sold as a set of three. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

Dimensions:
Large:  12"L x 5"W x 1.5"H
Medium:  10"L x 4.5"W x 1.25"H
Small:  8"L x 3.75"W x 1"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.

$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

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 the available options for leather and fabric colors.

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.

$200.00

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

Sold individually. Because these are handcrafted items, each will vary slightly.

Dimensions: 18"L x 18"W x 28"H

Crafted from: Cattail stalks, plastic, leather

Made in: Senegal

$196.00

This useful set of large, open floor baskets is woven in Ghana from tough elephant grass. Each basket includes a set of woven handles for easy transport, nesting together when not in use.

The baskets are tightly woven and can stand up to years of use while still remaining beautiful. Can be rinsed and reshaped with cool water as needed.

Approximate sizes: Medium - 20" wide x 9" tall; Large - 22" wide x 10" tall. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, size and shape may vary slightly. Read our Statement on Handmade Variation to learn more.

$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.

$12.00

Make clean up a breeze and cut down on waste with JusTea's stainless steel infuser with a dual-use coaster lid. The large capacity of the steeping basket gives your tea leaves plenty of room to circulate and expand, releasing more flavor. With 10,000 micron holes that allow water to flow freely, this extra-fine infuser allows you to steep any size tea leaf.

Each infuser is manufactured from 100% food-grade stainless steel, so you can enjoy your tea without any unwanted flavors. It’s also rust-proof, easy to clean, and dishwasher safe. The double-sided handle design fits most mug sizes. The infuser lid locks in the flavor while your tea steeps then doubles as a no-mess infuser coaster while you sip. It also saves your tea to re-steep for a second cup.

Dimensions: Infuser 5” handle width, 2.5” basket diameter, 3” height
Coaster Lid 3” diameter, 0.75” height

Crafted from: 100% food-grade stainless steel

Made in: China

$34.99

JusTea Trios bring together three delicious flavors of Kenyan tea in one gorgeous ready-to-give gift set! The Purple Tea Trio gift box contains three interlocking tins filled with JusTea's award-winning Purple Jasmine, Purple Rain and Purple Chocolate loose-leaf teas,a loose-leaf tea infuser with a dual-use coaster lid, and a wild olive wood spoon. Information about the small-scale tea production in Kenya, and steeping instructions for each flavor included.

Sold as a gift set.

Meet JusTea's farmers

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.

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

$60.00

A popular choice among green shoppers, errand runners and picnic planners worldwide, this durable shopper, with braided leather handles, is woven from thick, tough elephant grass by artisans in the Bolgatanga region of Ghana.

Dimensions: 16"L x 8"W x 18"H

Crafted from: Elephant grass, dye, leather

Made in: Ghana

$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.

$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

$88.00

Talented metal workers in Burkina Faso handcraft this lovely sculpture of a seated young woman with a natural hairstyle, wearing a blue dress and hoop earrings. Her necklaces and bangles are polished bronze, contrasting with her blue dress. This beautiful piece of art showcases Burkinabe metal casting skill.

Sold singly. Each sculpture is unique, and some variation is expected.

Dimensions: 5"L x 5"W x 5"H

Crafted from: Bronze, Paint

Made in: Burkina Faso

$88.00

Artisans in the Bolgatanga region of Ghana weave these beautiful oval picnic baskets from thick and tough natural elephant grass. A popular choice among green shoppers, errand runners and picnic planners worldwide, Bolga baskets stand up to use and abuse and remain functional and beautiful for years.

Dimensions: 23"L x 14.5"W x 20"H

Crafted from: Elephant grass, leather

Made in: Ghana

Care: Bolga baskets can be rinsed and reshaped as needed. Visit our Care & Shaping instructions to learn more.

$68.00

Measuring 70" long, this handmade table runner with a mix of traditional mudcloth motifs 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 Bogolan 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.

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