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Father's Day Gifts

Unique, handmade gifts for Dad! Make it a Father's Day to remember with a fair trade gift made and given with love.

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$13.00

Level Ground Rift Valley Coffee is a shade-grown, organic coffee cultivated by farmers along the Great Rift Valley in Africa. Level Ground works with the HOPE Organic Project to pay farmers a fair price for their coffee crop, which makes up half of household incomes and is the only crop grown for export in the region. Your purchase of this Fair Trade coffee helps to fund healthcare and teach organic farming practices to over 3,800 families.

With notes of toasted pecan, dried fruit, dark chocolate and black pepper, this dark roast is balanced and rich. Weighs 10.5 oz. Option of either whole bean or ground available.

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.

Level Ground, in collaboration the Lima Ltd and the HOPE project, works with farming families to grow and export organic coffee. In 2010, Level Ground premiums helped fund healthcare for 178 members and their households (representing 675 people). Direct Fair Trade premiums from the sale of Level Ground coffee also helps to fund training in organic farming methods as well as soil and shade conservation.

$18.00

A talented Zimbabwean sculptor hand carves beautiful leopard stone to create this turtle sculpture for the home or garden. Because this is a handcrafted item made from naturally varying material, each will vary.

Measures 4.5"L x 3"W x 1.5"T.

About the Artisans:

Talented artisans carve beautiful items from serpentine stone. Found in many deposits throughout Zimbabwe, its colors vary from black to brown to green, orange and variegated. Sculptors choose deposits of rock that are hard and therefore very durable.

$48.00

Sculptor Luke Jimu hand-carves and textures springstone, then combines it with recycled metal to create a serene line of people figures. This stylish sculpture of a man golfing makes a thoughtful gift for a golfer on Father's Day or any time of year.

Measures 2.5"L x 3"W x 8"T. Size may vary slightly. Not intended for outdoor display.

About the Artisans:

Zimbabwean artist Luke Jimu works 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
$28.00

Perfect for your favorite chef or baker, these indispensable bowls are wonderful for holding spices and ingredients while cooking. The bowls can also double for holding dips or household items. Each bowl is hand-carved from solid olive wood and rests easily in the hand.

The Kamba carvers who craft these bowls travel into the bush in groups for safety and set up a makeshift camp at the site of the felled tree. Together, the carvers sit down and rough in the basic carving for items on their respective orders. Having a variety of items to work on allows the carvers to better utilize the tree. From large items like these bowls down to small pieces like earrings, the carvers hew a collection of beautiful shapes.

Large bowl measures 4"D x 2"T. Medium bowl measures 3"D x 1.5"T. Small bowl measures 2.5"D x 1.25"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur.

Made from olive wood. To care for this natural serving piece, hand-wash in warm water and rub lightly with a coat of olive or food safe mineral oil to ensure years of use.

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.

$25.00

Wood carvers in Kenya transform richly grained wild olive wood into this condiment dish with matching spoons. Use it on the table for spices, dipping sauces, or other condiments. A beautiful tree prized for its richly grained wood, wild olive is legally sourced by carving cooperatives. Artisans carve large and small pieces, from salad bowls down to spice spoons, to use the entire tree without waste.

Measures 5.5"L x 2"W. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur. Hand wash.

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.

$162.00

Using a lost-wax casting method to create this beautiful work of modern African art, metal sculptors in Burkina Faso leave a portion of the metal untouched by glaze to allow the expecting couple's lustrous gold attire to shine.

Measures 4"L x 4"W x 7"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, each may vary slightly.

$48.00

This fisherman, carved from springstone and combined with recycled metal, embodies the joy of a catch.

Measures 2.25"L x 4.5"W x 9"T. Not intended for outdoor display. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, some variation may occur.

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
$22.00

Showcasing the natural beauty of the variegated serpentine stone through contrasting polished and rough stone, a Zimbabwean stone sculptor creates the unique chameleon sculpture for garden or home.

Measures 6.5"L x 1.5"W x 3"T. Because this is a handcrafted item made from a naturally varying material, each will vary.

About the Artisans:

Talented artisans carve beautiful items from serpentine stone. Found in many deposits throughout Zimbabwe, its colors vary from black to brown to green, orange and variegated. Sculptors choose deposits of rock that are hard and therefore very durable.

$78.00

These large hand-carved wall masks evoke the spirit of African wildlife in unique light jacaranda wood. Each antelope mask is carved from solid wood in Kenya and includes a sturdy leather hanging strap.

Measures 20" tall x 14" long x 5.5" deep. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, some variation may occur.

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
$25.00

Fun to touch and play with, these colorful cars are handmade using recycled pop cans in Senegal. Each car features fun details such as hood, wheels, and bumper.

Pop labels and designs will vary. Sold individually. Measures 4.5"L x 2.5"W x 2.5"T.

About the Artisans:

Located in the heart of Dakar, Senegal, Malick Mbaye and his partner Jacque produce amazingly creative sculptures using recycled aluminum and tin from coffee, tomato, sardine, pop and beer cans. Their work is praised for its attention to detail and whimsical design.

$32.00

Fun and sustainable, these colorful bicycles are handmade in Senegal using recycled beverage cans! Each bike features working pedals and wheels, a kickstand, and a drink bottle attached to the frame.

Choose a color/beverage type in the dropdown. Due to the handmade and recycled nature of these items, exact designs will vary. Sold individually. Measures approximately 10"L x 4"W x 5.5"T.

Please note that some bikes feature straight handlebars while others feature curved handlebars.

About the Artisans:

Located in the heart of Dakar, Senegal, Malick Mbaye and his partner Jacque produce amazingly creative sculptures using recycled aluminum and tin from coffee, tomato, sardine, pop and beer cans. Their work is praised for its attention to detail and whimsical design.

$40.00

Handcrafted by Tribal Textiles of 100% African-sourced cotton, this lovely apron features an assortment of safari animals in the rich earthy colors of Africa. It comes with neck strap and ties that have double thickness for durability and can be washed by hand or machine in warm water with mild detergent.

Measures 34" tall x 27" wide, 44.5" height to top of neckband, each strap 28" long. Design and colors may vary very slightly from image shown due to the handpainted nature of the product.

About the Artisans:

Tribal Textiles provides sustainable employment, fair pay, training, and a pleasant working environment for more than 100 Zambian men and women.

All the work is done by hand on 100% African-sourced cottonâ including the time-intensive drawing, sewing and painting with natural pigment colorsâ yielding exquisite, high quality textiles. Individual designs are hand-painted, drawing inspiration from the stunning wildlife and surroundings at the edge of the South Luangwa National Park in Zambia. After baking in an industrial oven, the stunning textiles are color-fast and fully washable. The fabric is washed and dried in the Zambian sunshine, ready to be sewn into stunning pillow covers, table runners, bags, and more.

$28.00

Once worn only by kings on special occasions, modern Kente cloth is a widely recognized symbol of Ghanaian culture now adapted into these lively neckties. Since these ties are handcrafted with several assorted patterns, your order could be any of the fun surprise patterns that will definitely add a touch of West African culture to any look.

Sold individually. Measures 54"L x 1.75"W. Size may vary slightly.

About the Artisans:

Sumptuously colored Ghanaian kente cloth, made by Asante and Ewe weavers, is characterized by sharply defined shapes created by the technique of loom weaving using specially designed looms.

$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 a man's 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.

$13.00

Level Ground Bright Roast Coffee is a light roast comprised of beans from Ethiopia, Peru and D.R. Congo. Level Ground works with the HOPE Organic Project to pay farmers a fair price for their coffee crop, which makes up half of household incomes and is the only crop grown for export in the region. Your purchase of this Fair Trade coffee helps to fund healthcare and teach organic farming practices to over 3,800 families.

This organic blend of African and South American coffee with notes of raspberry, sweet almond and grapefruit, has a lively entry, rich crema and tremendous character with a cocoa finish. Weighs 10.5 oz. Option of either whole bean or ground available.

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.

Level Ground, in collaboration the Lima Ltd and the HOPE project, works with farming families to grow and export organic coffee. In 2010, Level Ground premiums helped fund healthcare for 178 members and their households (representing 675 people). Direct Fair Trade premiums from the sale of Level Ground coffee also helps to fund training in organic farming methods as well as soil and shade conservation.

$40.00

This gorgeous apron is created by Zambia's Tribal Textiles from 100% African-sourced cotton which is painted by hand and stitched. Each apron is composed of 100% cotton and has a fixed neck strap and two waist ties. Wash by hand or machine in warm water with mild detergent.

Measures 26"W x 27"T, 36" total height to top of neck band, 27" apron strings. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur.

About the Artisans:

Tribal Textiles provides sustainable employment, fair pay, training, and a pleasant working environment for more than 100 Zambian men and women.

All the work is done by hand on 100% African-sourced cottonâ including the time-intensive drawing, sewing and painting with natural pigment colorsâ yielding exquisite, high quality textiles. Individual designs are hand-painted, drawing inspiration from the stunning wildlife and surroundings at the edge of the South Luangwa National Park in Zambia. After baking in an industrial oven, the stunning textiles are color-fast and fully washable. The fabric is washed and dried in the Zambian sunshine, ready to be sewn into stunning pillow covers, table runners, bags, and more.

$52.00

In Zimbabwe, metal artists have transformed discarded oil drums and other metal pieces into uniquely styled art. Choose either the mama duck, the duckling, or both! All sculptures are varnished to slow the weathering process. Since these are handcrafted, each duck may vary slightly in looks and size.

Size: [Mama Duck] 15"L x 6"W x 11"T [Duckling] 8"L x 4"W x 8"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

These fun recycled metal hippo planters are handcrafted from washers, nuts and other salvaged metal pieces. These unique sculptures can be used as planters for small plants or succulents. The bottom is very porous; we recommend lining with dried moss before planting. Adaptable beyond simple planters, these sculptures can be used to hold a variety of items inside the home and outdoors.

The sculptures can be displayed inside or outside of the home and are one-of-a-kind. Because they are made of metal, the sculptures will develop a patina when exposed to the elements. Measures 14"L x 9"W x 6"T but may vary slightly.

About the Artisans:

Moses and his small workshop of craftsmen build their own welding machines out of copper coil, tape, steel rod, and a sheet metal housing in order to create these spectacular metal works of art. Moses began his artistic career making furniture, but quickly switched to sculpture after an interested European buyer created a demand for his works abroad.

$13.00

Level Ground Ethiopian Coffee is a shade-grown, organic coffee cultivated by farmers in Yrgalem. Level Ground works with the HOPE Organic Project to pay farmers a fair price for their coffee crop, which makes up half of household incomes and is the only crop grown for export in the region. Your purchase of this Fair Trade coffee helps to fund healthcare and teach organic farming practices to over 3,800 families.

Berries and honey provide a bright, playful entry, with smooth centre notes, and a lingering cocoa finish. Weighs 10.5 oz. Option of either whole bean or ground available. 

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.

Level Ground, in collaboration the Lima Ltd and the HOPE project, works with farming families to grow and export organic coffee. In 2010, Level Ground premiums helped fund healthcare for 178 members and their households (representing 675 people). Direct Fair Trade premiums from the sale of Level Ground coffee also helps to fund training in organic farming methods as well as soil and shade conservation.

$30.00

Add wild style to your bar routine with this trio of brass accessories from Cape Town, featuring an elephant bottle opener, bottle stopper, and shot glass.

The trios feature brass elephants that have been cast from zinc and electroplated with an antique brass finish. 

Stopper measures 1.75"H. Opener measures 4"L. Shot glass measures 2"H. Due to the handcrafted nature of these items, slight variation may occur.

About the Artisans:

Roots of Creation is a South African company known for their innovate brass and metal products. They have been in the casting business for over 20 years, during which time they have built a reputation for high-quality and original product design.

$33.00

Teak, with its lovely dark tone and intricate grain, only needs a light coating of oil to highlight the natural beauty of these handmade and unique serving pieces.

Each piece measures 14"L. Due to the handcrafted nature of these items, slight variation may occur.

About the Artisans:

Baikiaea plurijuga (Zambezi teak) is creatively used by artisans in Zambia to create beautiful and yet practical kitchen utensils.

$78.00

These striking striped baskets are handwoven from milulu, a reed-like grass that grows near the city of Iringa, Tanzania. Each basket includes accent bands of black-dyed grass.

The all-natural baskets are very durable and can be rinsed with cool water and reshaped as needed.

Approximate sizes: Small 11" tall x 10-11" diameter. Medium 12-13" tall x 12" diameter. Large 14-15" tall x 13" diameter. Please expect up to a 2" size variance; this allows baskets to be nested together when shipping from Tanzania.

Because these baskets are handmade, design placement will vary.

About the Artisans:


Home of the Hehe people, the city of Iringa is situated 300 miles from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and stretches along a hilltop overlooking the Ruaha River to the south. Iringa is famous for its woven baskets made from local reeds. The baskets are an important source of income for the 100,000 population town and are used across Tanzania and exported worldwide.


$136.00

Metal sculptors in Burkina Faso use a lost-wax casting method to create beautiful works of modern African art. This stunning sculpture features a singing griot playing a string xalam instrument. Across West Africa, griots utilized oral tradition to share history, praise, poetry and cultural norms through music, recitation and dance.

Measures 6"L x 6"W x 10"T. Due to the handmade nature of this item, size may vary slightly.

$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.

$28.00

This whimsical woodpecker sculpture, complete with a tab for affixing to the wall or a fence, is handcrafted in Zimbabwe using colorful recycled oil drums. Each sculpture is finished with varnish to protect against the elements. However, some weathering should be expected if the sculpture is exposed to the elements over a long period of time. Designs will vary.

Measures 5"L x 3.5"W x 7"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, size may vary slightly.

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
$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.

$148.00

Welded from recycled oil drums and other salvaged metal, this large tortoise sculpture is a statement piece for your garden or yard. Each handcrafted tortoise is a unique work of art!

The sculpture can be displayed inside or outside of the home and is one-of-a-kind. Because it is made of metal, the sculpture will develop a patina when exposed to the elements. Measures 30"L x 18"W x 11"T.

About the Artisans:

Moses and his small workshop of craftsmen build their own welding machines out of copper coil, tape, steel rod, and a sheet metal housing in order to create these spectacular metal works of art. Moses began his artistic career making furniture, but quickly switched to sculpture after an interested European buyer created a demand for his works abroad.

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