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Gifts for Teachers

Show the teachers in your life that you appreciate them! Gifts to show your appreciation, all handcrafted and fair trade.

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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!

$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.

 

$24.00

These oversize paper clips are cast in zinc and electroplated with a vintage brass finish. A lovely gift, they are handcrafted and fair trade. Sets of six are available in four different styles; cheetahs, elephants, ostriches and frogs.

Cheetah paperclips measure: 1.5"L x 0.15"W x 4"T. Ostrich paperclips measure: 1.25"L x 0.15"W x 3.75"T. Frog paperclips measure: 1"L x 0.15"W x 3.75"T. Elephant paperclips measure: 1.5"L 0.15"W x 3.75"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, 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.

$24.00

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

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 always seems impossible until it's done."

Size: 12.5"L x 1.25"W x 5.5"T. 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.

$48.00

This classically shaped handbag with leather handles, handwoven from durable sisal by Kenyan experts, will brighten your day no matter the season!

You'll feel great carrying this purse and knowing that it is fair trade and crafted with environmentally friendly materials. Sisal grass is very sustainable in Kenya, and the purse's cow leather is salvaged from local scraps, then cut and conditioned to an beautiful finish.

Measures 8"D x 12"W x 9"T. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

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!

$24.00

"If people can learn to hate, they can be taught to love—for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite."

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, "If people can learn to hate, they can be taught to love—for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite."

Size: 12.5"L x 1.25"W x 5.5"T. 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.

$30.00

These handcrafted toppers sold atop pencils, are each cast from zinc and electroplated with a beautiful finish. The giraffe toppers are electroplated with an antique brass finish, and the elephant and cheetah with a silver finish.

This set of six features two giraffe, two elephant and two cheetah pencil toppers. Giraffes measure: 8.25"L x 1"W. Elephants measure: 7.5"L x 1"W. Cheetahs measure: 7.5"L x 1.25"W. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, 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.

$28.00

A smaller version of our popular durable Bolga baskets, this handwoven elephant grass basket is dyed a rich dark brown and will remain functional and beautiful for years. This basket features a soft leather-wrapped handle in brown, matching the dye of the basket.

This smaller size is beloved by children for carrying treasures! Pair with a stuffed animal for a delightful gift.

Measures approximately 8"D x 8"T. Includes a woven handle, wrapped in leather for durability. Due to the handmade nature of this basket, some variation in color, shape, and size are expected.

$16.00

Celebrating the universal language of music, artisans adorn hand carved soapstone boxes with a stained black exterior and hand-etched musical staffs and notes. Our Melody Maker Kenyan soapstone decor makes a thoughtful gift for musicians or music enthusiasts.

Sizes: [Small] 4"L x 2"W x 2.25"T; [Medium] 6"L x 2"W x 2"T; [Large] 8"L x 2"W x 2"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of these items, slight variation may occur.

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.

$22.00

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JusTea® Trios bring together three delicious flavors of Kenyan tea in one gorgeous gift set! The Black Tea Trio contains three interlocking tins filled with JusTea's exquisite African Chai, Kenyan Earl Grey, and Mt. Kenya Black loose-leaf teas.

Each trio tin includes a hand-carved wild olive wood spoon, information about the small-scale tea production in Kenya, and steeping instructions for each flavor. Unit Size: Each trio contains about 45 cups of loose leaf tea (15 cups per flavor). Avg. 90g

Steeping Instructions: 1 teaspoon of tea per cup of 205°F water for 3 mins.

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.

$25.00

Handmade African spice spoons, hand carved from wild olive wood, make unique gifts for any occasion. Each spoon has a unique pattern created by the natural grain of the wood and is embellished with cow bone inlay decorated with simple lines.

Measures 4.5"L x 2"W x 0.5"T (size varies slightly) and bone inlay pattern may vary.

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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$18.00

Delicious and pure, this honey is unlike any honey available in North America. Gathered using sustainable methods from the national park forests of Tanzania, this tropical, full-flavored honey features the flavors and scents of the miombo forest. 

Pesticide free, organic, sustainable. Measures 500g/ 17.64 oz.

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.

$22.00

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JusTea® Trios bring together three delicious flavors of Kenyan tea in one gorgeous gift set! The Herbal Tea Trio contains three interlocking tins filled with JusTea's carefully crafted Chamomile Dream, Little Berry Hibiscus, and Peppermint Detox loose-leaf teas.

Each trio tin includes a hand-carved wild olive wood spoon, information about the small-scale tea production in Kenya, and steeping instructions for each flavor. Unit Size: Each trio contains about 45 cups of loose leaf tea (15 cups per flavor). Avg. 90g

Steeping Instructions: 1 teaspoon of tea per cup of 205°F water for 3 mins.

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.

$15.50

Save 10% when you buy 3-5 spices or sauces with code SPICE3 at checkout.

Save 15% when you buy 6+ spices or sauces with code SPICE6 at checkout.

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Crafted by Verlaque Fine Foods in Cape Town, this exquisite fruit infused balsamic reduction brings deep, sweet, warm and dusky flavor to meats, salads and cheeses. Each bottle is beautifully packaged with a label that highlights the reduction's artisan craftsmanship, as well as suggested favorite recipes and pairings.

Size: 8.5 fl. oz. 

Producing partner, Turqle Trading, is a member of the World Fair Trade Organization, and donates 2.5% of the export price of each bottle to a Fair Trade Trust for the education of artisans and their families.

$15.00

Save 10% when you buy 3-5 spices or sauces with code SPICE3 at checkout.

Save 15% when you buy 6+ spices or sauces with code SPICE6 at checkout.

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Cape Treasures showcases buttery, sweetly fragrant mission olives grown in South Africa's Paarl Valley. Cape Treasures dressing and finishing olive oils bring out the best flavors in food. Each flavor is sold in beautifully packaged bottles that highlight the artisan creators, oil crafting process and suggestions for elevating food with delicious pairing and recipes.

Size: 8.5 fl. oz. 

Producing partner, Turqle Trading, is a member of the World Fair Trade Organization, and donates 2.5% of the export price of each bottle to a Fair Trade Trust for the education of artisans and their families.

$12.00

Unrefined and unprocessed, this 100% pure, crystal white, natural desert salt is harvested from a salt pan in the pristine Kalahari Desert. Salt water from an ancient underground brine lake is drawn into the salt pan and sun-dried, suffusing the salt with essential minerals and trace elements that have been balanced within the earth over millions of years. The simple harvesting process harmonizes sustainably with the natural rainfall, ensuring pure quality and flavor.

Oryx Desert Salt's recyclable glass bottles include durable ceramic grinder heads, so each bottle can be replenished repeatedly with economical refill boxes.

Size: 3.52 oz, 100g. A portion of profits from Oryx Desert Salt benefit the Khomani San and Mier communities of the Kalahari Desert.

Kalahari desert salt pan, the source of Oryx salt

During a life-changing 75-mile walk through the Namib desert, founder Samantha Skyring had extraordinary face-to-face encounters with Oryx Gazelles. After researching the Oryx, Samantha found that licking salt is crucial to their survival in the harsh conditions of the Kalahari desert. This experience inspired both the creation and branding of Oryx Desert Salt.

$12.00

Save 10% when you buy 3-5 spices or sauces with code SPICE3 at checkout.

Save 15% when you buy 6+ spices or sauces with code SPICE6 at checkout.

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This delicious curry is delicious as a table sauce on grilled or oven-roasted chicken or lamb. Also try it on butternut, sweet potatoes, baked onion and potato, or egg dishes with rice (like Biryani!). TIP: Adding this spiced sauce to a dish provides instant flavor: just add it and heat it – it’s all there!

The area of Cape Town known as Bo-Kaap has a distinctive culture, owing in part to the culture of enslaved Malaysian people, brought to the area in the 18th century. Cape Malay Curry's iconic spice signature showcases this melding of cultures.

Carefully crafted in small batches, Ukuva iAfrica sauces are presented in glass bottles, adorned with colorful beadwork and a miniature keepsake charm.

Size: 8.12 oz. (240ml)

For authentic African cooking ideas, don't miss Uvuka's collection of recipes!

Producer Profile:

These sauces and spices were developed over the course of a decade by a culinary-minded traveler who recorded his experiences with food in Africa. Today, Ukuva iAfrica sense of Africa in ixi-Xhosa) works with Turqle Trading in South Africa to produce Fair Trade spices and sauces of exceptional quality. Turqle is a member of the World Fair Trade Organization, and they ensure that producers maintain fair labour and wage practices. 2.5% of the export price of Ukuva products goes to the Fair Trade Trust for education for the employees. The wire and beadwork adornment for each bottle is made by hand at Cape Mental Health Society.

$22.00

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JusTea® Trios bring together three delicious flavors of Kenyan tea in one gorgeous gift set! The Purple Tea Trio contains three interlocking tins filled with JusTea's award-winning Purple Jasmine, Purple Rain and Purple Chocolate loose-leaf teas.

Each trio tin includes a hand-carved wild olive wood spoon, information about the small-scale tea production in Kenya, and steeping instructions for each flavor. Unit Size: Each trio contains about 45 cups of loose leaf tea (15 cups per flavor). Avg. 90g

Steeping Instructions: 1 teaspoon of tea per cup of 205°F water for 3 mins.

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.

$30.00

Choose 2 fine flavors for the foodies on your gift-giving list! Choose 2 from our selection of Cape Treasures Olive Oils and Fruit-Infused Balsamic Reductions, and we'll place your selections in a gift-ready box.

Gift set includes your choice of any 2 Cape Treasures olive oils or balsamic reductions. Make your selection for each of the 2 flavors in the dropdowns below.

Producing partner, Turqle Trading, is a member of the World Fair Trade Organization, and donates 2.5% of the export price of each bottle to a Fair Trade Trust for the education of artisans and their families. Cape Treasures olive oils showcase buttery, sweetly fragrant mission olives grown in South Africa's Paarl Valley.

$18.00

Using soft soapstone, carvers in Kenya's western highlands craft the basic form for these useful lidded boxes. Artisans in a Nairobi workshop then add a soft blue dyed finish and etched line details.

Each measures 3"D x 1.5"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur.

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.

$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, 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

This unique set of salad servers are handcrafted from beautifully grained wild olive wood and bleached cow bone. With ample scoops, the set complements smaller salad bowls nicely.

The shorter size of these servers offer ease in serving salads with interesting tips on the handles made from highly polished and sanitized cow bone.

Servers measures 8.25"L x 3"W. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur. Hand wash.

About the Artisans:

Kenyan artists hand-carved works of beauty derived from the olive wood tree. The olive wood tree is sacred to Kenyans and appreciated worldwide for its beautiful grain patterns and durability.

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$18.00

Wood artisans in Zambia hand carve these beautiful small bowls in a rustic, rough-hewn heart shape. When paired with the matching spoon, the bowl is perfect for serving condiments, olives or small desserts. Teak has a lovely dark tone and intricate grain, so a light coating of oil highlights the natural beauty of these handmade serving pieces.

Size: [Bowl] 4"L x 3.25"W x 0.5"T; [Spoon] 3.5"L x 0.5"W x 0.25"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur. For best care, hand wash and occasionally rub with olive oil.

About the Artisans:

These gentlemen work from a small thatched roof hut workshop inside a historic village in Lusaka, Zambia. Built in the 1930s and 40s as what the Zambian government considered appropriate housing for single male workers, a few thatched huts, or rondavels, have been restored to serve as artisan workshops. Tourists and locals visit Kabwata Cultural Village for locally-crafted gifts and souvenirs, as well as traditional performances of song and dance. The men who comprise the small group known as "Carvers of Kabwata Cultural Village" carve beautiful wooden bowls from muzumina and teak. The carvers are proud to now export their handcrafted serving pieces to the United States.

$15.50

Save 10% when you buy 3-5 spices or sauces with code SPICE3 at checkout.

Save 15% when you buy 6+ spices or sauces with code SPICE6 at checkout.

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Crafted by Crafted by Verlaque Fine Foods in Cape Town, this pomegranate infused white grape vinegar is light and sweet, with dry, fruity-floral notes that make pomegranate so compelling. Pomegranate reduction makes a beautiful addition to summer salads, lamb, pork and chicken. Each bottle is packaged with a label that highlights the reduction's artisan craftsmanship, while offering suggested recipes and pairings.

Size: 8.5 fl. oz. 

Producing partner, Turqle Trading, is a member of the World Fair Trade Organization, and donates 2.5% of the export price of each bottle to a Fair Trade Trust for the education of artisans and their families.

$18.00

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Add a touch of natural elegance to your table this season with this set of simple spice dishes, hand carved from wild olive wood by Kamba carvers in Kenya.

Sold as a set of two. Each measures 3"L x 3.25"W x 0.25"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, each will vary slightly. Hand wash; treat with a light coat of olive oil.

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.

$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.

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$28.00

Unrefined and unprocessed, this 100% pure, crystal white, natural desert salt is harvested from a salt pan in the pristine Kalahari Desert. Salt water from an ancient underground brine lake is drawn into the salt pan and sun-dried, suffusing the salt with essential minerals and trace elements that have been balanced within the earth over millions of years. A perfect partner to desert salt, Oryx pepper is sourced from small independent co-operative farmers in Madagascar, where the berries are hand-harvested and sorted. 

This gift set of four features miniature Oryx Desert salt and pepper grinders, and miniature coarse and fine salt refills. Oryx Desert Salt's recyclable glass bottles include durable ceramic grinder heads, so each bottle can be replenished repeatedly with economical refill boxes.

Size: salt grinder measures 55g, pepper grinder measures 25g. Refills measure 175g. A portion of profits from Oryx Desert Salt benefit the Khomani San and Mier communities of the Kalahari Desert.

Producer Profile:

Kalahari desert salt pan, the source of Oryx salt

During a life-changing 75-mile walk through the Namib desert, founder Samantha Skyring had extraordinary face-to-face encounters with Oryx Gazelles. After researching the Oryx, Samantha found that licking salt is crucial to their survival in the harsh conditions of the Kalahari desert. This experience inspired both the creation and branding of Oryx Desert Salt.

$30.00

This gift set will bring a flavorful African flair to mealtime. Choose any 3 of our Ukuva iAfrica spice and salt grinders or Hot Drops hot sauces, and we'll place your selections in a gift-ready box. Makes a great gift for the foodies and world travelers on your list!

Gift set includes your choice of any 3 Ukuva iAfrica spice grinders or Hot Drops. Make your selection for each of the 3 flavors in the dropdowns below.

Producer Profile:

These sauces and spices were developed over the course of a decade by a culinary-minded traveler who recorded his experiences with food in Africa. Today, Ukuva iAfrica sense of Africa in ixi-Xhosa) works with Turqle Trading in South Africa to produce Fair Trade spices and sauces of exceptional quality. Turqle is a member of the World Fair Trade Organization, and they ensure that producers maintain fair labour and wage practices. 2.5% of the export price of Ukuva products goes to the Fair Trade Trust for education for the employees. The wire and beadwork adornment for each bottle is made by hand at Cape Mental Health Society.

$28.00

"Children are the reward of life."

Stash cosmetics, art supplies, or other small items in this sweet pouch from South Africa! The gusseted bottom adds extra space to this small-but-mighty pouch. Beautifully screen printed, fully lined, backed with a coordinating pattern fabric, and finished with a contrasting zipper and ribbon pull; showcases the African proverb, "Children are the reward of life."

Size: 9.5"L x 6.5"T x 2"D. 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.

$38.00

Kenyan wood carvers carve this pair of giraffes with entwined necks and heads facing opposite directions using sustainably-sourced jacaranda wood. A bright coat of paint brightens each sculpture.

Size: [Small] 3.5"L x 3"W x 12"T; [Tall] 3"L x 3"W x 18"T. 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
$28.00

A smaller version of our beautiful and durable Bolga baskets, this popular basket style is handwoven from thick, tough elephant grass and will stand up to use and abuse and remain functional and beautiful for years. To re-shape, simply wet, shape by hand, and let dry.

This small size is wonderful small storage, and it's perfect for children's hands. Add a stuffed animal for a wonderful fair trade gift for a child!

This natural basket features a leather-wrapped handle in a rich red-brown. Measures 8"D x 8"T. Due to the handmade nature of this item, size may vary slightly.

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$14.00

The Leakey Collection dedicates proceeds from these specially designed 26" Zulugrass strands to their Girls Graduation program to counsel young rural girls and their families on the importance of staying in school. Each strand is packaged on a special tag--explaining how the proceeds will be allocated--and can be worn wrapped 3-4 times around your wrist or ankle or even 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. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected. Zulugrass is as creative as the individual who wears it!

$14.50

Organic chamomile and lemongrass in JusTea® 100% organic caffeine-free herbal blend help calm your mind of stress. In addition, it also aids digestion and enhances absorption of iron. Smooth and sweet with notes of honey and flower blossoms, Chamomile Cleanse is flavored with herbs grown and hand picked by members of a Kenyan women’s cooperative.

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. Steeping Instructions: 1 teaspoon of tea per cup of 205°F water for 4 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.

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$14.50

Packed with antioxidants, whole leaf peppermint and lemongrass team up in this delicious and revitalizing JusTea® blend. Cool and refreshing with notes of mint and sweet lemon, caffeine-free Peppermint Detox soothes a sore throat, while lemongrass helps with tummy troubles and iron absorption. Members of a Kenyan women's coop handpick the organic lemongrass in this blend, so your tea purchase directly benefits their employment.

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 45g tin includes a hand-carved wooden spoon and makes about 40 cups or when re-steeping, 80 cups. Steeping Instructions: 1 teaspoon of tea per cup of 205°F water for 3-5 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.

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$28.00

Hand carved and polished to a smooth finish, this set of 4 rounded hearts showcases the beautiful tones of natural gray soapstone.

Although colors are predominantly gray, this is completely natural soapstone, undyed, so each piece will display a wide variation in color with veining, lighter or darker gray, and even some brown and pink tones. Each will be lovely. Additional color swatches are shown as examples.

Size: each heart measures 2.75" wide by 1.75" tall.

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.

$22.00

JusTea® Trios bring together three delicious flavors of Kenyan tea in one gorgeous gift set! The Assorted Tea Trio contains three interlocking tins filled with JusTea's award-winning Golden Green, Turmeric Ginger and Cream Earl Grey loose-leaf teas.

Each trio tin includes a hand-carved wild olive wood spoon, information about the small-scale tea production in Kenya, and steeping instructions for each flavor. 110g total. 

Steeping Instructions: 1 teaspoon of tea per cup of 205°F water for 3 mins.

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.

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