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Our Fair Trade Holiday Gift Guides will help you shop for everyone on your list!

Fair trade gifts are gifts that do good.

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$28.00

These playful ornaments, portraying a giraffe and a zebra in a lotus pose, are hand carved from jacaranda wood by Kenyan wood carvers. The attached string makes it easy to hang this unique ornament on the holiday tree or anywhere in the home, office or studio.

Each measures approximately 4.5"T x 2.25"L x 1.75"W (7"T to top of string). Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

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

This graceful sculpture, beautifully handcrafted in Burkina Faso by using the lost-wax method, portrays a feminine figure in dark red clothing practicing a yoga dancer pose.

Measures 10"T x 2.5"W x 4"L. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, some variation is expected.

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$68.00

This tranquil sculpture of a feminine figure wearing pale green clothes practicing a yoga tree pose was handcrafted in Burkina Faso by using the lost-wax method.

Measures 9.25"T x 4"L x 3.5"W. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, some variation may occur.

$38.00

This cute little "weiner dog" is handcrafted by artisans in Kenya using discarded flip flops that have been washed, sanitized, glued, and carved.

Size: 10"L x 2.5"W x 6"T. Each sculpture is one-of-a-kind and designs will vary.

These friendly pup sculptures are a colorful and eco-friendly way to recycle flip flops that would otherwise litter urban Nairobi or sit in landfills. We work directly with a small co-op of Kenyan artisans who collect, clean and transform foam footwear into bold modern safari art sculptures.

About the Artisans:

In Kenya, artisans convert discarded flip flops into one-of-a-kind art. Operating from a small Nairobi workshop, the dedicated group offers employment and creative opportunities while also keeping flip flop foam out of the landfills.

Flip flop artisans in Nairobi workshop

$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.

$22.00

Using discarded flip flops, artisans in Kenya handcraft works of art like this little "weiner dog" sculpture.

Size: 7"L x 1.5"W x 3.5"T. Each sculpture is one-of-a-kind and designs will vary.

These friendly pup sculptures are a colorful and eco-friendly way to recycle flip flops that would otherwise litter urban Nairobi or sit in landfills. We work directly with a small co-op of Kenyan artisans who collect, clean and transform foam footwear into bold modern safari art sculptures.

About the Artisans:

In Kenya, artisans convert discarded flip flops into one-of-a-kind art. Operating from a small Nairobi workshop, the dedicated group offers employment and creative opportunities while also keeping flip flop foam out of the landfills.

Flip flop artisans in Nairobi workshop

$36.00

Kindle the spirit of the season and bring shine to your tree with these whimsical Christmas tree ornaments. Sparkling beads and silver wire blend beautifully in our handcrafted Christmas tree ornaments from Kenya.

Each measures 2"L x 2"W x 6T (to top of tree), 12"T (to top of string) but since this is a handcrafted item, size may vary slightly.

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.

$28.00

Handcrafted by Tribal Textiles of 100% African-sourced cotton, this fun child's apron features a friendly zebra design on a red background. It comes with neck strap and ties that have double thickness for durability. It can be washed by hand or machine in warm water with mild detergent.

Measures approx 18" wide x 21" tall. Each strap is 15" long. Neck ties for adjustable sizing as child grows. Design and colors may vary 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.

$40.00

This handcrafted apron by Tribal Textiles features an authentic African design depicting circles and traditional emblems on a background of Maasai Rust. The apron comes with neck strap and ties that have double thickness for durability, and it can be washed by hand or machine in warm water with mild detergent. Hang to dry.

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.

$22.00

This cute colorful apron is handmade in Malawi using pre-washed, 100% cotton. Each apron features a front pocket and extra long belt straps, and is washer/dryer friendly. Makes the perfect gift for little ones who are curious about cooking!

Measures 14.25" wide x 17" long. Size 2T-5T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur. Makes a great gift!

About the Artisans:

Vipambi Women's Group is a workshop in Malawi that trains women in business and sewing skills. The sale of their clothing generates essential income and even helps to send their children to university. All of their clothing is beautifully tailored, as well as quality checked by senior members of the group.

African imports
$22.00

This cute colorful apron is handmade in Malawi using pre-washed, 100% cotton. Each apron features a front pocket and extra long belt straps, and is washer/dryer friendly. Makes the perfect gift for little ones who are curious about cooking!

Measures 14.25" wide x 17" long. Size 2T-5T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur. Makes a great gift!

About the Artisans:

Vipambi Women's Group is a workshop that trains women in business and sewing skills. The sale of their clothing through the Dsenyo brand generates essential income and even helps to send their children to university. All of their clothing is beautifully tailored, as well as quality checked by senior members of the group.

African imports
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