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Skip the gift bag and fill a fair trade basket with thoughtful gifts, all handcrafted by artisans in Africa!

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$38.00

Creatively styled to look like hands, these unique African salad servers are crafted by Kenya wood carvers to showcase the beautiful grain of wild olive wood.

Hand wash in warm water and occasionally rub with olive oil for best care. Measures 8"L x 4"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 their works, with marked improvements being seen for the individual, their families, the community.

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$34.00

Perfect for small storage, these lidded African baskets are handwoven using natural grasses and thin strips of white plastic. The baskets are very durable and useful in any room of your home.

The baskets are crafted by Wolof craftswomen, who earn sustainable incomes for their families through the baskets' sale. Measures 8.5"T x 8.5"D; size may vary slightly. Fair trade.

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$20.00

Handwoven in Senegal, these bright baskets are created using natural grasses and salvaged plastic strips. Each basket includes a fitted lid and knob for easy on-off.

The baskets are a great way to deliver gifts or hold small treasures. Measures 5.5"D x 6.5"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of these items, slight variation may occur. 

$48.00

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

Sizes: [Narrow] 2.5"L x 2.25"W x 0.75"T. One size fits most. [Wide] 2.5"L X 2.25"W X 1.5"T. One size fits most. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

About the Artisans:

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

$20.00

Handwoven in Senegal, these mini baskets are crafted using coils of natural grasses, woven together with up-cycled plastic strips in a rainbow of colors. Each basket includes a fitted lid and knob for easy on-and-off.

The baskets are a great way to deliver gifts or hold small treasures. Measures 5.5"D x 6.5"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur. 

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$14.00

Utilizing remnants of Zulugrass, Maasai artisans are designing one-of-a-kind strands to symbolize the bright futures of educated children. Buy Zulugrass=Educate Kids. The Leakey Collection will donate 100% of their profits from the sales of these bracelets to pay for teachers' salaries in rural Kenya. Each 26" strand is packaged on a special tag explaining how the proceeds will be allocated. Wear it wrapped 3-4 times around your wrist or ankle, or long as a necklace. 

Zulugrass 26" single strands are made from sustainable, natural grass beads. The richly hued grass is dyed with colorfast, low-impact dyes and interspersed with hand-blown Czech glass. Zulugrass is as creative as the individual who wears it!

$48.00

Six beautiful strands of 26" Zulugrass to wear all together or in any grouping of 1 or more to make a wide variety of color combinations (see additional photos as examples). Strung on elastic, it can be worn as a bracelet, necklace, anklet, hair tie and more. To wear as a bracelet, just wrap each strand around your wrist 3-4 times. Necklace shown may not portray actual color combination.

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

$48.00

Using cattail stalks and strips of salvaged plastic, rural Wolof women in Senegal hand weave this beautiful basket. With a snug-fitting flat lid, our warming baskets are a perfect way to present baked goods to loved ones as well as covered storage for your odd and ends.

Measures 13"D x 8"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur.

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$18.00

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

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

About the Artisans:

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

 

$78.00

Treat someone special with this Deluxe Self Care Gift Basket!

This fabulous basket is filled with fair trade African skin care & accessories, chosen to pamper and please.

    • Zambia Organic Soaps are made from all-natural ingredients, including high quality essential oils, plant extracts, leaves, and blossoms.  Choose from these delightful scents: Lavender, Spearmint, Sweet Basil, Cassia (sold out), or Lemongrass.
    • 3-pack of Zambeezi Balms are made with organically grown, fair trade beeswax, mongongo, and essential oils to leave lips feeling soothed, pampered and protected.  These tart, tangy balms come in a pack with three scents included: tangerine, lemongrass and suncare.
    • The Leakey Collection Marula Oil LCMO1 is made from oil-rich kernels in East Africa. It provides long-lasting hydration, soothes redness and irritation, and leaves skin glowing with a matte finish.
    • Shea Butter, by Lulu Life, is an organic, Grade A virgin shea butter. Lulu Life Shea Butter is produced using nuts from the vitellaria nilotica tree, which grows only in remote East Africa. Choose from a variety of lovely scents, including:
      • Lavender
      • Mayan Gold (an earthy, citrus blend)
      • Vanilla Bean
      • Lulu Delight (a blend of myrrh, wild basil, and florals)
      • or Pure Lulu Unscented.
    • Leakey Collection Cause Bracelet, with proceeds from each bracelet dedicated to a project that benefits Maasai women artisans, their families, and their community. Choose from: Beads for Girls Graduation, Healthy Gardens, Clean Water, or Learning Cause Bracelets.

All of these wonderful, handcrafted products are packed with care into a classic elephant grass Baby Bolga Basket with a black or brown leather handle. Each basket is woven by women in Ghana who have mastered the traditional weaving skill, providing for their families. Baskets will vary slightly.

$14.50

This Sheep Milk Facial Soap is made in small batches by a co-op of South Sudanese women. The soap is created from a mix of Lulu Life virgin shea butter, sheep milk, saponified lye, and scented with ylang ylang essential oil.

Lulu Life Shea Butter is an organic, Grade A virgin shea butter that is produced using nuts from the vitellaria nilotica tree, which grows only in remote East Africa. Most shea butter comes from West African shea trees and is sold as a hard solid. East African shea butter is silky and harder to procure, and considered a precious luxury good. Lulu Shea Butter is made from nuts that are collected, cracked, sorted, dried, ground by hand and cold-pressed (avoiding even the slightest trace of chemical contamination).

Soap measures 1"T x 2"D. Each soap is wrapped in fabric; patterns vary.

About the Artisans:

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

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

Vitellaria nilotica tree
$48.00

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

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

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

About the Artisans:

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

$28.00

Handwoven in Senegal, these grain baskets are crafted using coils of natural grasses, woven together with up-cycled plastic strips in a rainbow of colors. Beautiful displayed on a table or adorning a wall.

Measures 12"D x 2.5-3"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of these baskets, they are assorted, and the colorful striping of each basket will vary. Each is unique, and beautifully handcrafted!

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$68.00

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

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

Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, each will vary slightly.

About the Artisans:

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

$36.00

Treat someone you love with this beautiful Leakey gift set! Featuring strands of colorful Zulugrass beads from The Leakey Collection, and a hand-carved soapstone box adorned with the words "Love Always," this set makes a wonderful fair trade gift.

Gift set includes:

  • Three 26" Zulugrass strands crafted in Kenya.
  • One heart shaped soapstone box from Kenya. Measures 2.75"L x 2.75"W x 1.25"T.
  • $36.00

    Treat someone you love with this beautiful Leakey gift set! Featuring strands of colorful Zulugrass beads from The Leakey Collection, and a hand-carved circular soapstone box adorned with a beautiful spiral pattern, this set makes a wonderful fair trade gift.

    Gift set includes:

  • Three 26" Zulugrass strands crafted in Kenya.
  • One circular soapstone box from Kenya. Measures 3"D x 1.5"T.
  • $36.00

    Treat someone you love with this beautiful Leakey gift set! Featuring strands of colorful Zulugrass beads from The Leakey Collection, and a hand-carved soapstone box adorned with a beautiful vine design, this set makes a wonderful fair trade gift.

    Gift set includes:

  • Three 26" Zulugrass strands crafted in Kenya.
  • One green soapstone box from Kenya. Measures 3"L x 3"W x 1"T.
  • $36.00

    Treat someone you love with this beautiful Leakey gift set! Featuring strands of colorful Zulugrass beads from The Leakey Collection, and a hand-woven sisal giving basket ornament with a fitted lid, this set makes a wonderful fair trade gift.

    Gift set includes:

    • Three 26" Zulugrass strands crafted in Kenya. 
    • One pink giving basket ornament from Rwanda. Measures  4-5" tall, 2-3" wide, with a 3" string.
    $36.00

    Treat someone you love with this beautiful Leakey gift set! Featuring strands of colorful Zulugrass beads from The Leakey Collection, and a hand-carved heart soapstone box adorned with colorful hearts, this set makes a wonderful fair trade gift.

    Gift set includes:

  • Three 26" Zulugrass strands crafted in Kenya.
  • One heart-shaped soapstone box from Kenya. 2.75"L x 2.75"W x 1.25"T.
  • $44.00

    Treat someone special (or yourself!) with this Skin Care Gift Set.

    This special set is filled with fair trade goods to pamper:

    • Zambia Organic Soaps are made from all-natural ingredients, including high quality essential oils, plant extracts, leaves, and blossoms. Choose from these delightful scents: Lavender, Spearmint, Sweet Basil, Cassia (sold out), or Lemongrass.
    • 3-pack of Zambeezi Balms are made with organically grown, fair trade beeswax, mongongo, and essential oils to leave lips feeling soothed, pampered and protected. These tart, tangy balms come in a pack with three scents included: tangerine, lemongrass and suncare.
    • Shea Butter, by Lulu Life, is an organic, Grade A virgin shea butter. Lulu Life Shea Butter is produced using nuts from the vitellaria nilotica tree, which grows only in remote East Africa. Choose from a variety of lovely scents, including:
      • Lavender
      • Mayan Gold (an earthy, citrus blend)
      • Lulu Love (a floral blend)
      • Vanilla Bean
      • Lulu Delight (a blend of myrrh, wild basil, and florals)
      • or Pure Lulu Unscented.

    These delightful, handmade products are all tucked inside a small blue and natural woven basket, handwoven in Ghana, in varying patterns. Measuring approximately 5" across at the top and 3" tall, the tiny basket is meant to be kept and reused.

    $28.00

    Handwoven in Senegal, these grain baskets are crafted using coils of natural grasses, woven together with up-cycled plastic strips in a dotted pattern. Beautiful displayed on a table or adorning a wall.

    Measures 12"D x 3"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of these baskets, they are assorted, and the colorful striping of each basket will vary. Each is unique, and beautifully handcrafted!

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    $12.00

    These cheerful beaded reindeer will delight your Christmas spirit! Sparkling beads and silver wire blend beautifully in these handcrafted ornaments from Kenya.

    Sold individually. Choose from silver, gold, red, or green. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

    Approximate Size: 3.5"L x 2.5"W x 6T (to top of antlers), 8"H (to top of string)

    Made in: Kenya

    About the Artisans:

    We met Wanduta at the Friday Market in Nairobi where his bright designs immediately caught our eye. Wanduta works almost exclusively with recycled pop cans and beads. His work, like his personality, is vibrant and joyful, and is work is 100% eco-friendly. 

    $24.00

    These sweet wooden ornaments are hand-carved from jacaranda wood in Western Kenya. Each elephant is stained to a dark brown.

    Sold in a set of 6. Each ornament is unique, and due to the handmade nature of this item, some variation is expected.

    Approximate Size: 3"L x 2" T (not including hanging ribbon)

    Made in: Kenya

    About the Artisans:

    We work with a 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
    $24.00

    These sweet wooden ornaments are hand-carved from jacaranda wood by artisans in a co-op in Western Kenya. Each giraffe is hand-painted to add fur and facial features.

    Sold in a set of 6. Each ornament is unique, and due to the handmade nature of this item, some variation is expected.

    Approximate Size: 3"T x 2"L (not including hanging ribbon)

    Made in: Kenya

    About the Artisans:

    We work with a 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
    $12.00

    These adorable holiday sculptures are handcrafted from jacaranda wood. Featuring a bright red Santa hat, they make a wonderful gift or addition to holiday decor - on a tablescape or tucked into gifts under the tree.

    Sold individually. Due to the handmade nature of this item, some variation is expected.

    Approximate Size: 4.5"L x 1.5"W x 4"H

    Made in: Kenya

    About the Artisans:

    We work with a 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
    $12.00

    These adorable holiday sculptures are handcrafted from jacaranda wood. Featuring a bright red Santa hat, they make a wonderful gift or addition to holiday decor - on a tablescape or tucked into gifts under the tree.

    Sold individually. Due to the handmade nature of this item, some variation is expected.

    Approximate Size: 4"L x 1.5"W x 3.5"H

    Made in: Kenya

    About the Artisans:

    We work with a 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
    $12.00

    These adorable holiday sculptures are handcrafted from jacaranda wood. Featuring a bright red Santa hat, they make a wonderful gift or addition to holiday decor - on a tablescape or tucked into gifts under the tree.

    Sold individually. Due to the handmade nature of this item, some variation is expected.

    Approximate Size: 5"L x 1.5"W x 3.5"H

    Made in: Kenya

    About the Artisans:

    We work with a 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
    $12.00

    These adorable holiday sculptures are handcrafted from jacaranda wood. Featuring a bright red Santa hat, they make a wonderful gift or addition to holiday decor - on a tablescape or tucked into gifts under the tree.

    Sold individually. Due to the handmade nature of this item, some variation is expected.

    Approximate Size: 4.5"L x 2"W x 3"H

    Made in: Kenya

    About the Artisans:

    We work with a 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
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