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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 by hand and given with love.

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$14.00

Show Dad that he's the best! Kenyan artisans hand carve our Celebration heart paperweights from soft soapstone, then add a bright dyed finish and a "#1 Dad" hand etched inscription. Kisii stone is named for the region in Kenya's Western Highlands where it is mined.

Sold singly. Because each heart is handcrafted, slight variations are normal.

Dimensions: 4.5"L x 4"W x 1"H

Crafted from: Soapstone, dye

Made in: Kenya

$44.00

Zimbabwean sculptor Maxwell Marufu utilizes recycled metal and decommissioned cooking pots to create these unique wart hog outdoor planters. One needs only add a potted plant to create a whimsical corner of the yard and garden.

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. Because they are crafted from scrap metal, each will vary.

Dimensions:
Small: 14"L x 8.5"W x 14"H
Medium: 16"L x 9"W x 16"T
Large: 17"L x 11"W x 20"T

Crafted from: Recycled metal

Made in: Zimbabwe

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
$32.00

These striking baskets feature a natural cream swirl design set against black raffia and are handcrafted by coiling raffia over banana stalks by Ugandan artisans. This functional art can be displayed on the wall with its raffia loop or put to use on the tabletop.

Sold singly, available in two sizes. Because these are handcrafted items, colors and patterns may vary slightly.

Dimensions:
Small: 10"D x 2.5"H
Medium: 12"D x 3"H

Crafted from: Raffia palm, banana stalks, natural dyes

Made in: Kenya, Uganda

About the Artisans:

Uganda Crafts 2000 Limited, a member of the International Fair Trade Association teaches basic handcrafting skills to rural & urban women and provides income opportunities for the marginalised and disadvantaged: people with disabilities, widows, orphans, single mothers, women with minimal education, and people living with HIV. They handcraft baskets using natural raffia wrapped over coils of banana leaf stems.

$125.00

Hand carved by Bwa artisans living in Ghana, these beautiful masks are inspired by elements of traditional Bwa (Bobo) ceremonial masks and art. Representing the face of a monkey and hand-painted with white, blue, golden yellow, and brick red, these iconic masks make stunning modern African wall art. Mask comes ready to display with a single hanging loop on back.

Sold singly; multiple sizes are available. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

Dimensions: 
Small: 16"H x 13.5"W x 0.75"D
Large: 21"H x 18.5"W x 0.75"D

Crafted from: Stool wood (Alstonia boonei), paint

Made in: Ghana

$98.00

This one-of-a-kind shield is hand-carved with geometric lines, creating a unique design in the natural wood. Carved from a single piece of wood with a thick wooden handle on the back, this shield is beautiful mounted on a wall or displayed on a stand.

One of a kind; you will receive the item shown in photo.Shield measures 12" x 13" x 2" deep.

Country of Origin: Cameroon
$9.00

A cup of African Breakfast is the perfect breakfast blend to start your day. This rich high caffeine black tea offers 50 mg of caffeine per cup, and has classic flavor notes rounded with the warmth of toast and honey. Grown on small Kenyan farms where no pesticides are ever sprayed on the tea leaves, JusTea African Breakfast tea is both gluten-free and vegan friendly.

African Breakfast is sold as 15 tea bags in a pyramid box. 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:Add 1 teaspoon of tea or 1 tea bag to a cup of boiling water (205°F). Let steep for 3 minutes before removing the tea. For a second cup, resteep the tea for 6 minutes.

Dimensions: 15 tea bags

Crafted from: Rainforest Alliance Kenyan Black Tea, Assam Black Tea, China 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.

$18.00

Kenyan carvers artfully craft this essential kitchen tool from wild olive, a beautifully grained dense East African hardwood. Carved with a grooved head to squeeze the juice from lemons, limes and oranges, each juicer features a unique array of wood grain. With proper care, all-natural wild olive wood kitchen tools season well over time.

Care: hand wash in warm water, dry, and occasionally condition with olive oil.

Dimensions: approximately 6.5"L x 2"W x 2"H

Crafted from: Wild olive wood

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, and their community.

$24.00

Using sustainably-sourced jacaranda wood, Kenyan wood carvers craft these beautiful giraffe sculptures. A colorful coat of paint brightens each sculpture.

Sold individually. Size: [Small] 3.5"L x 2"W x 16"H; [Large] 4"L x 2.5"W x 18"H. 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

$16.00

Artisans in the highlands of Kenya hand carve these cute lizards from soft soapstone, that is then dressed up with a colorful hand dyed finish and etched details.

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

Dimensions: 5"L x 1.75"W x 3.5"H

Crafted from: Soapstone, dye

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.

$14.99

JusTea® cold-pressed bergamot oil will take your Earl Grey experience beyond your normal expectations! Grown under the Mediterranean sun, organic bergamot oranges marry perfectly with the natural fruity notes of whole leaf Kenyan tea, grown pesticide-free on small Kenyan farms. Aromatic and rich, with notes of bright citrus and wildflowers, JusTea® high-caffeine Earl Grey is unlike any other you have tasted.

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.

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.

$28.00

"It always seems impossible until it's done."

Beautifully screen printed, this statement tote bag showcases Nelson Mandela's quotation, "It always seems impossible until it's done."

Size: 13.5"L x 4"W x 15"T (to top of bag), 24"T (to top of handles). Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

About the Artisans:

At Yda Walt Studios in Johannesburg, South Africa, talented owner/designer Yda Walt and a small team of artisans dream up inspirational products centered on South African life and ethos.

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$39.00

Trained by generations of local cultural tradition, skilled basket-weavers in Rwanda, East Africa craft stylish, high-quality baskets inspired by nature. Tightly woven, these baskets can be used for storing fruit and vegetables, serving bread, organizing toys or just hanging on your wall to add for unique home decoration.

Size: Small 10"D x 2.5"T; Large 12"D x 3.5"T.

Due to the handcrafted nature of these items, some variation may occur.

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.

$24.00

Using sustainably-sourced jacaranda wood, Kenyan wood carvers craft these beautiful giraffe sculptures. A colorful coat of paint brightens each sculpture.

Sold individually. Size: [Small] 3.5"L x 2"W x 16"H; [Large] 4"L x 2.5"W x 18"H. 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
$65.00

This hand-dyed indigo pillow is made in Mali using natural fabric and dye.

A resist dyed pattern provides bold contrast to the deep blue background. The pillow includes a fold-over back for easy removal of pillow inserts.

Sold with included pillow insert. For best care, hand-wash in cool water and air dry. Designs may vary slightly.

Dimensions: 18"L x 18"W

Crafted from: Cotton, thread, non-toxic dye

Made in: Mali

About the Artisans:

Mali Chic is a collaboration of 195 African 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

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

$24.00

"It is music and dancing that makes me at peace with the world."

Stash cosmetics, art supplies, or other small items in this sweet pouch from South Africa! Beautifully screen printed, fully lined, backed with a coordinating pattern fabric, and finished with a contrasting zipper; showcases the Nelson Mandela quotation, "It is music and dancing that makes me at peace with the world."

Dimensions: 12.5"L x 1.25"W x 5.5"H

Crafted from: Cloth, zipper

Made in: South Africa

About the Artisans:

At Yda Walt Studios in Johannesburg, South Africa, talented owner/designer Yda Walt and a small team of artisans dream up inspirational products centered on South African life and ethos.

$64.00

This mbira (pronounced UM-beer-ra), consisting of a hand-carved wooden base with attached staggered recycled metal tines and with a resonator to add a little buzz, is played by holding the instrument in the hands and plucking the tines with the thumbs. A particularly common musical instrument of the Shona people of Zimbabwe, it is also often an important instrument to be played at religious ceremonies, weddings, and other social gatherings.

A beautiful gift for world music enthusiasts!

15 Note Mbira measures 5"L x 1"W x 8"T.

23 Note Mbira measures 8"L x 1"W x 9.5"T.

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

About the Artisans:

Artisans handcraft quality musical instruments that traditionally figure strongly in Shona ceremonies, using recycled wood and metal.

$30.00

This handcrafted wallet features handmade mudcloth fabric from the Mali. Exterior is made from mudcloth in assorted hues, with brown leather trim. The wallet's interior is crafted from sustainably sourced leather and includes a long top slot for bills, 4 slots for credit cards, and a small zippered change compartment.

Measures approximately 8.5"L x 5.5"W open, or 4.5"L x 5.5"W folded. Fabric color and designs will vary due to the handmade nature of this product; size may vary slightly.

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.

$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.

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$12.00

This playful bottle opener is cast from zinc and electroplated with an antique brass finish. A wonderful gift or addition to your own kitchen, handcrafted and fair trade.

Sold individually. Each measures 4"L x 1.25"W. 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.

$12.00

These gregarious yet formidable African buffaloes are beautifully captured in sustainably harvested jacaranda wood by Kenyan artisans and stained a deep brown.

These sculptures make a beautiful addition to the home, office or gallery and measure 4"L x 1.5"W x 3"T. Each will vary slightly due to their handcrafted nature.

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
$68.00

These recycled metal bowls are skillfully welded from washers and other salvaged metal pieces. These unique sculptures can be used as fruit bowls, planters for plants or succulents (they are very porous so consideration should be given during planting) or alone as a beautiful display piece. These versatile vessels can be used to hold a variety of items inside the home and outdoors.

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

Dimensions:
Small: 12"W x 6"H
Large: 13.5"W x 6"H

Crafted from: Metal

Made in: Kenya

Just south of Nairobi, Tom and his team of five create their unique designs by welding nuts, washers and metal rods. Tom and his small team of craftsmen keep their designs refreshingly simple.

$64.00

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!

$48.00

This musician, carved from serpentine stone and combined with recycled metal, is a thoughtful gift for the musician or music enthusiast in your life.

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

Dimensions: 4"L x 4"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
$58.00

This set of two boys reading--one one his stomach and one reclining on his back--is handmade in Zimbabwe by Sculptor Luke Jimu. Zimu hand-carves and textures springstone, then combines it with recycled metal to create a serene line of people figures.

Sold as a set of two sculptures. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly. Not intended for outdoor display.

Dimensions: 6"L x 1.5"W x 2.75"H

Crafted from: Serpentine stone, metal

Made in: Zimbabwe

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
$58.00

This detailed sculpture from Senegal is crafted from recycled beer and soda cans, along with other recycled materials. Includes delightful details, such as moving side mirrors, working wheels, and accessories in the top rack.

A wonderful example of recycled art, this one-of-a-kind sculpture is a must-have for collectors and Land Rover enthusiasts.

Sold individually. Item you will receive will be the one pictured.

Approximate Size: 9"L x 7"T x 4.5"W.

Not recommended for use as a toy.

About the Artisans::

Senegalese artisan Boubacar excels at transforming discarded metal into wildly creative modern art. Boubacar's knack for cleverly highlighting commercial text from aluminum cans makes each of his creations a folk art masterpiece.

$16.00

These saxophone playing gecko sculptures are handcrafted using up-cycled aluminum cans. Because each sculpture is crafted using recycled materials, each is unique!

Sold singly in assorted colors. Because these are handcrafted items, each will vary.

Dimensions: 3.5"L x 3.5"W x 9"H

Crafted from: Aluminum, wire

Made in: Zimbabwe and South Africa

About the Artisans:

Zimbabwean and South African artisans up-cycle discarded aluminum cans into these playful gecko musician sculptures.

$38.00

Zimbabwean artist Luke Jimu combines textured pale serpentine stone and recycled metal to portray scenes of every-day life. With legs crossed and hands folded at the heart chakra, this serene yogi sculpture celebrates the beauty of yoga.

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

Dimensions: 4.5"L x 4"W x 4"H

Crafted from: Serpentine stone, metal

Made in: Zimbabwe

About the Artisan:

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
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