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Our fair trade, artisan made gifts will wow your whole list, for under $50.


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$46.00

These sisal wall baskets are handcrafted in Zimbabwe. Beautiful displayed on a wall or tabletop, the sisal fibers create a gorgeous texture and each basket is a work of art.

Only one available. Measures 10"D.

About the Artisans:

These baskets are sourced from the Collaborative Craft Project, a group in Zimbabwe working with local expert weavers and specializing in natural and sustainable materials. Sisal fibers are extracted from the agave sisalana plant and are hand-dyed to create beautiful colors. The dyes are all natural and sourced from trees native to Zimbabwe. Leaves from the Umdwada tree create black dye, Uchane leaves create yellow, Isinga roots and Umhlahlampethu leaves create brown, and other organic matter creates additional earth tones.

$38.00

Talented basket weavers in Ghana's northern region weave this beautiful accessory from thick, tough elephant grass, also known as veta vera grass. Featuring a soft leather braided strap that secures the sliding lid, this purse is sure to become a staple accessory. 

Due to the handmade nature of this item, size and shape may vary slightly.

Dimensions:
Basket: 7"L x 7"W x 7"H
Handle: 22" drop

Crafted from: Elephant grass, leather

Made in: Ghana

$38.00

Pairing lustrous brass with rustic cow horn, Kenyan jewelry artists create this gorgeous set of earrings. Smooth and hammered brass halos dangle from a cow horn ring, creating motion between the contrasting textures.

Earrings measure 2.25"L. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

About the Artisans:

Talented Kenyan artisans take advantage of the natural and recycled materials available to them, including cow bone and horn, to craft amazing jewelry. Bone is sanitized and carved into gorgeous shapes.

$38.00

Talented Kenyan artisans handcraft these stylish earrings from brass and cow bone. Cow bone is a natural material with subtle differences in color and pattern, so slight variations are to be expected.

Sold as a set of earrings. Because this is a handcrafted item, each may vary slightly.

Dimensions:  0.75"W x 2.25"H

Crafted from: Brass

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

Talented Kenyan artisans take advantage of the natural and recycled materials available to them, including cow bone and horn, to craft amazing jewelry. Bone is sanitized and carved into gorgeous shapes and added to brass for modern African jewelry.

$36.00

From her home in Kampala, Uganda, mother-of-three Betty and four other local women craft these precious hanging mobiles from scraps of striped cotton cloth. Each ornament is stuffed with poly fiber, then suspended from a simple wire circlet wrapped with natural fiber.

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

Dimensions:  10"L x 10"W x 18"H

Materials: cotton cloth, fiber fill, wire

Crafted in: Uganda

About the Artisan:

Betty has been producing hand-stitched dolls for 10 years now. Based in Uganda, she was inspired by a friend and set off to start her own production line. Betty now works with four other women in her home in Kampala to create beautiful decor items using kitenge cloth. 

$36.00

From her home in Kampala, Uganda, mother-of-three Betty and four other local women craft these fun hanging wall art pieces from scraps of striped cotton cloth. Each animal is stuffed with poly fiber, then suspended together with natural fiber cord.

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

Dimensions:  4"L x 4"W x 44"H

Materials: cotton cloth, fiber fill

Crafted in: Uganda

About the Artisan:

Betty has been producing hand-stitched dolls for 10 years now. Based in Uganda, she was inspired by a friend and set off to start her own production line. Betty now works with four other women in her home in Kampala to create beautiful decor items using kitenge cloth. 

$42.00

Hand-knit from naturally-dyed spun wool

These soft stuffed brontosauruses, handmade from naturally-dyed spun wool, are safe for children of any age. Featuring orange details and sewn facial features, these stuffed animals are a favorite for children of all ages.

Each brontosaurus is hand-knit by a Kenyan women's cooperative called Kenana Knitters. Due to the hand-crafted nature of this item, some variation is expected. Fair trade.

Size: Approximately 17"T x 16"L

About the Artisans:

"Changing Lives Stitch by Stitch"

Kenana Knitters is a knitting cooperative in Njoro, Kenya that employs a community of more than 300 women in a rural farming area. In addition to supplementing the women's income, sales also fund community action for education and health services. All products are local and crafted from natural, organic materials.

Kenana Knitters - women knitting on a lawn
$44.00

Artisans in the Bolgatanga region of Ghana weave these useful and durable baskets from sturdy elephant grass, creating bright patterns as they weave. Bolga baskets stand up to any task while remaining functional and beautiful for years. Our new oval shape makes a perfect basket for harvesting fruit, vegetables, or flowers.

Each basket is finished with a leather wrapped handle. 

Photos are representative of the general colorway and design, with red, green and navy. Because they are handmade, each basket will be unique. [Click to read our Statement on Handmade Variation]

Baskets measure approximately 16" long x 8" wide x 7" tall (to top of basket); 12" tall (to top of handle). Size may vary slightly due to the handmade nature of this product.

$34.00

This soft and absorbent cotton towel features pink banding and delicate fringe. This beautiful textile is perfect for use as a hand towel or a place mat.

Sold individually. Measures 18-20"W x 28-30"L. Due to the handmade nature of this item, size may vary slightly. Color variation is an expected feature, due to the handmade nature of this item.

Care instructions: Hand wash with mild soap. Hang dry.

About the Artisans:


The Sammy Ethiopia brand links the artisan skills of one of Africa's most ancient civilizations with American and European fashion know-how. The result is unique contemporary style that has already gathered fans from New York to Tokyo. A wealth of craft skills known in Ethiopia for thousands of years are applied to a style-forward range of fashion and home accessories to suit current global tastes. Collaborating with community organizations and cooperatives, Sammy Ethiopia creates employment to some of the world's most marginalized people in and around Addis Ababa.

$28.00

Use these decorative baskets to bring texture and useful storage to the tabletop or countertop. Each basket is hand-woven in the coil method by Senegalese craftswomen using natural grasses and strips of plastic.

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

Dimensions:
Small: 12"D
Medium: 13-14"D
Large: 15-16"D

Crafted from: Typha (cattail) stalks, plastic

Made in: Senegal

$42.00

Kenyan wood carvers create unique coasters by carving discs of beautifully grained wild olive wood with white cow bone inlay. Sold a set of four, each of these all-natural decorative accessories are completely unique. Coasters should be wiped down with oil occasionally to keep the wood conditioned.

Sold as a set of four coasters. Because these are handcrafted items, each will vary slightly.

Dimensions: 4"L x 4"W x 0.25"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, the community.

$42.00

Kenyan wood carvers craft this triple well serving bowl from beautifully grained wild olive wood, then add a simple cow bone inlay with etched black lines on each end.

Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item made from a natural material, each will vary slightly.

Dimensions:  12"L x 4"W x 1.5"H

Crafted from: Wild olive wood, cow bone

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, the community.

$48.00

Upgrade your hoops to something special! These handcrafted hoop earrings in 14k gold fill are adorned with hishi beads from Kenya in mixed metals, including pot metal silver, copper and gold.

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

Approximate Size: 1.5" hoop

Made in: Mali

$48.00

These handcrafted earrings feature a light-catching, golden twist, made from Malian brass. Fashioned after Fulani style earrings, the twist is dangling, rather than the traditional hoop form. Handmade by Fulani craftsmen.

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

Approximate Size: 2" long

Made in: Mali

$46.00

These sisal wall baskets are handcrafted in Zimbabwe. Beautiful displayed on a wall or tabletop, the sisal fibers create a gorgeous texture and each basket is a work of art.

Limited edition, only three available. Measure approximately 10"D. Due to the handcrafted nature of these baskets, slight variation may occur. Images show potential variation. 

About the Artisans:

These baskets are sourced from the Collaborative Craft Project, a group in Zimbabwe working with local expert weavers and specializing in natural and sustainable materials. Sisal fibers are extracted from the agave sisalana plant and are hand-dyed to create beautiful colors. The dyes are all natural and sourced from trees native to Zimbabwe. Leaves from the Umdwada tree create black dye, Uchane leaves create yellow, Isinga roots and Umhlahlampethu leaves create brown, and other organic matter creates additional earth tones.

$38.00

Marula Oil is a fast-absorbing facial oil that has been treasured for centuries by African women for its restorative benefits. It provides long-lasting hydration and soothes redness and irritation, leaving skin glowing with a matte finish.

With its extremely high concentration of Omega 6, 9 and other antioxidants, it fights free-radicals that cause premature skin aging. The oil-rich kernels from East African are wild-harvested, hand-selected, manually cold pressed, then combined with a 1% essential oil fragrance blend, to ensure the highest quality product.

The 30 ml bottle size, with a special oil dispenser, also meets travel requirements. Included in the box is an insert outlining uses and benefits.

About the Artisans:

In 2001, a terrible drought persisted for several years and brought devastation to the pasture lands. The livelihood of the Maasai disappeared as their cattle died. The men had to drive the few remaining cattle hundreds of miles away in search for better grazing while the women looked desperately for ways to feed, clothe, and educate their children and obtain medical supplies. Philip and Katy Leakey, founders of The Leakey Collection who live among the Maasai in East Africa, wanted to provide their neighbors with work opportunities. They came up with an imaginative idea to utilize the excellent beading abilities of the Maasai women by using a readily available, sustainable resource- GRASS- as the primary element.

Soon the Leakeys discovered that for centuries, African women had revered the restorative benefits of Marula oil and decided to offer it to the world also. After the Marula fruit is collected under the wild stands of trees, the nuts are removed from the fruit by hand. The nuts are slowly sun-dried, naturally concentrating the oil prior to extraction. The hard outer shells are individually split by hand; each kernel is removed and inspected for freshness, discarding any of poor quality. The oil-rich ivory colored kernels are pressed through The Leakey Collection's unique, proprietary cold-pressing system, ensuring the highest quality product. Now, even the men have joined in the entrepreneurial opportunities.

$38.00

Beautiful copper earrings, featuring equilaterals with a viridian patina, 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, women of F.R.E.E. are defying gender norms, becoming metalsmiths for jewelry-making.

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

Dimensions: 1.25"W x 1.75"H

Crafted from: Copper

Made in: Zambia

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.

$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.

$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 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-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.
    $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 in natural color tones. 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.

    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!

    $38.00

    Using sustainably-sourced jacaranda wood, Kenyan wood carvers craft this pair of giraffes with their necks crossed and heads facing opposite directions. A colorful 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
    $34.00

    These striking rare baskets are woven by Samburu and Rendille women in remote northern Kenya. Called "nomadic baskets," the baskets are styled for the modern home but based on traditional designs used for the storage of camel's milk.

    Nomadic baskets are sold in three useful nesting sizes and are dotted with red beads. Because these baskets are handcrafted, each will vary slightly.

    Each basket is tightly knit and is designed to last a lifetime. Sold individually.

    Approximate measurements: [L] 7"D x 5"T [M] 5.5"D x 4"T [S] 4.5"D x 4"T.

    About the Artisans:

    For the pastoral communities of northern Kenya, life pivots on the coming of rain and the survival of livestock. When the skies open, the landscape becomes lush and fragrant. Cattle and goats drink and forage near home and families stay together. In times of drought, warriors must travel far to find water for their herds, leaving women and children at home alone to endure dry seasons of unknown length as the streams, earth and trees dry around them.

    Where they were once only allowed to own milk, Samburu women now own camels, plus they earn income by making baskets, processing meat and hides, keeping bees and refining honey. Through this shift in property control and a general increase in literacy in the region, Samburu women have become valued contributing community members.

    $52.00

    This versatile set of nesting baskets is handwoven using strands of hand-dyed sisal and banana fiber. Versatile and stylish, these baskets are perfect for mixing up storage in any space.

    Sold as a set of two nesting baskets. We recommend spraying lightly with cold water to reshape baskets.

    Dimensions:
    Small: 6"L x 6"W x 6"H
    Large: 8"L x 8"W x 8"H

    Crafted from: Sisal fiber, banana 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

    In the Pemba and Monze districts of Zambia's Southern Plateau, skilled Batonga women craft iconic baskets from locally harvested palm leaves and wild twigs. Each beautifully woven design reveals the skill of these talented weavers.

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

    Dimensions:  15-16"L x 15-16"W x 3-4"H

    Crafted from: Palm leaves, twigs

    Made in: Zambia

    About the Artisans:

    Famous for their basket weaving skills as well as their geometric designs, the Batonga women in the Pemba and Monze districts of Zambia's Southern Plateau create these baskets by first weaving palm leaves into a characteristic square to begin and then radiating outward to create dramatic patterns.

    $32.00

    These hand-carved wooden elephant sculptures add the earthy, exotic feel of safari lodge decor to your home. These wall mounts are carved from jacaranda in Kenya using bone as tusks, then dyed to a rich deep brown with a leather hanging strap affixed to the back.

    Sold singly. Leather hanging strap affixed to the back. Each mask is handmade, so slight variations will occur. Trunk may be curled differently than pictured.

    Dimensions: 6"L x 4"W x 7"H

    Crafted from: Jacaranda wood, dye, bone or plastic (for tusks)

    Made in: Kenya

    About the Artisans:

    We work with an amazing wood cooperative in Kenya called the Gikomba Wood Carving Cooperative that consists of both young and old men who practice woodworking and painting in a open-air workshop. This environmentally responsible group takes great 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.

    $44.00

    This beautiful abstract elephant sculpture is carved by a Zimbabwean sculptor from locally sourced serpentine stone. This sculpture is one of a kind; you will receive the piece shown.

    Size: approximately 10" T x 4-5" W.

    About the Artisans:

    Stone sculptors from Zimbabwe use the beautiful, naturally patterned 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.

    $52.00

    This versatile set of nesting baskets is handwoven using strands of natural and hand-dyed sisal. Versatile and stylish, these baskets are perfect for mixing up storage in any space.

    Sold as a set of two nesting baskets. We recommend spraying lightly with cold water to reshape baskets.

    Dimensions:
    Small: 6"L x 6"W x 6"H
    Large: 8"L x 8"W x 8"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

    Perfect for simple storage, this lidded basket is woven in Senegal using natural grasses and thin strips of plastic.

    Thanks to the creative use of modern materials, the baskets are updated with rich color and durability while maintaining their traditional appeal.

    Measures 13"D x 13 T; size may vary slightly.

    $36.00

    This whimsical and beautiful dish with a floating hippopotamus is carved from serpentine stone. The design of the dish showcases the beauty of this locally-sourced stone through both textured and polished surfaces.

    Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, some variation may occur.

    Dimensions: 6.5"L x 5.5"W x 1"H

    Crafted from: Serpentine

    Made in: Zimbabwe

    About the Artisans:

    Emmanual Mabika uses his talent to 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.

    $56.00

    This touching bronze sculpture of an expectant mother highlights the love a mother feels for her baby even before birth. Burkina Faso artisans cast it using a lost wax casting method, then hand-paint the details of the dress and headpiece.

    Designed to sit on the edge of a ledge, shelf or table, this sculpture measures 4.5"L x 2.25"W x 6.5"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, some variation will occur. 

    $48.00

    Each of these beautiful baskets is handcrafted from date palm leaves using traditional methods by a rural Tuareg woman in Niger. They make wonderful additions to a tabletop, or adorning a wall. The date palm gives this basket a smooth and pleasing texture.

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

    Dimensions: 14-16"W x 1-2"H (size may vary slightly)

    Crafted from: Date palm

    Made in: Niger

    About the Artisans:

    These baskets are handcrafted by talented weavers in Niger using date palm leaves.

    $42.00

    Songa Designs International empowers a new generation of women in Rwanda by combining their traditional weaving skills with modern design to craft these beautiful sisal baskets. Inspired by nature, each handmade item is tightly woven with all-natural materials such as sisal fibers and can be used for storing fruit and vegetables, serving bread or organizing toys.

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

    Dimensions:
    Small: 10"L x 10"W x 2.5"H
    Large: 12"D x 3"T

    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.

    $46.00

    These sisal wall baskets are handcrafted in Zimbabwe. Beautiful displayed on a wall or tabletop, the sisal fibers create a gorgeous texture and each basket is a work of art.

    Only one available. Measures 10"D.

    About the Artisans:

    These baskets are sourced from the Collaborative Craft Project, a group in Zimbabwe working with local expert weavers and specializing in natural and sustainable materials. Sisal fibers are extracted from the agave sisalana plant and are hand-dyed to create beautiful colors. The dyes are all natural and sourced from trees native to Zimbabwe. Leaves from the Umdwada tree create black dye, Uchane leaves create yellow, Isinga roots and Umhlahlampethu leaves create brown, and other organic matter creates additional earth tones.

    $48.00

    Ghanaian artisans hand-carve these lovely hand drums from wood, stretch a goatskin top, and hand-paint vibrant finishes onto their exterior. Each drum is fully functional and makes a great gift for musicians and music lovers. The drums are assorted in color and motif; see photos for examples.

    Size: approximately 8" W x 13" T

    Due to the handcrafted nature of these drums, designs and color will vary. 

    About the Artisans:

    Founded by Andy Koney nearly 20 years ago in his bedroom, today the Ghanaian artistic collective known as Yenok employs 40 men and women who are dedicated to creating beautiful furniture and woodworking art, often with a spiritual flair. Yenok's products are recognized for their high quality and custom craftsmanship.

    $44.00

    These tiny bowls, with women reaching toward each other around the edge of the bowl, represent the philosophy of Ubuntu: a complex Nguni word that means “the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity.” These hand thrown bowls feature female figures wearing their traditional African headscarves with their babies on their backs.

    Size: approximately 6"L x 3.25T x 4.25"W. Due to the handcrafted nature of this product, each design and color will vary slightly.

    About the Artisans:

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    The South African Zizamele Ceramics, founded in 2008 by Toni Burton who taught ceramics skills at a local college, creates highly sought after and collectable ceramic pieces that can be found all around the world and is increasingly exporting to international stores and galleries. Members of Zizamele have their own ceramic specialty developed after Toni taught an 18-month long job creation course in craft production.

    $36.00

    Artisans in the Bolgatanga region of Ghana weave this beautifully simple petite shopper from thick, tough elephant grass. Leather handles make for comfortable carrying and added durability. Bolga baskets stand up to regular use and remain functional and beautiful for years.

    A popular choice for eco-conscious shopping, these indispensable bags stand the test of time, even with daily use. The bags can also be easily cleaned and re-shaped with water.

    Measures 9"L x 8"W x 11"T. Slight variations may occur due to the handmade nature of this product.

    $44.00

    These tiny bowls, with women reaching toward each other around the edge of the bowl, represent the philosophy of Ubuntu: a complex Nguni word that means “the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity.” These hand thrown bowls feature female figures wearing their traditional African headscarves with their babies on their backs.

    Size: Width from edge to edge: 4"; Height from the top of women to bottom: 2.5"; Height from edge to bottom of bowl: 1". Due to the handcrafted nature of this product, each design and color will vary slightly.

    About the Artisans:

    Watch Zizamele Promo Video

    The South African Zizamele Ceramics, founded in 2008 by Toni Burton who taught ceramics skills at a local college, creates highly sought after and collectable ceramic pieces that can be found all around the world and is increasingly exporting to international stores and galleries. Members of Zizamele have their own ceramic specialty developed after Toni taught an 18-month long job creation course in craft production.

    $36.00

    Perched on the edge of a shelf, this sculpture of a casually seated woman will bring a dash of color and shine to your home decor. Artisans in Burkina Faso cast the woman's form using the lost wax method and poured bronze, then hand-paint the details of the dress and headpiece.

    Designed to sit on the edge of a ledge, shelf or table. Sold singly. Colors and leg positions may vary.

    Dimensions: 3.5"L x 3.5"W x 5"H

    Crafted from: Bronze

    Made in: Burkina Faso

    $42.00

    Trained by generations of local cultural tradition, skilled basket-weavers in Rwanda in East Africa craft stylish, high-quality sisal baskets inspired by nature. Tightly woven, these all natural 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.

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

    Dimensions:
    Small: 10"L x 10"W x 2.5"H
    Large: 12"L x 12"W x 3"H

    Crafted from: Banana fiber, sisal

    Made in: Rwanda

    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.

    $34.00

    This soft and absorbent cotton towel features colorful banding and delicate fringe. This beautiful textile is perfect for use as a hand towel or a place mat.

    Sold individually. Measures 18-20"W x 28-30"L. Due to the handmade nature of this item, size may vary slightly. Color variation is an expected feature, due to the handmade nature of this item.

    Care instructions: Hand wash with mild soap. Hang dry.

    About the Artisans:


    The Sammy Ethiopia brand links the artisan skills of one of Africa's most ancient civilizations with American and European fashion know-how. The result is unique contemporary style that has already gathered fans from New York to Tokyo. A wealth of craft skills known in Ethiopia for thousands of years are applied to a style-forward range of fashion and home accessories to suit current global tastes. Collaborating with community organizations and cooperatives, Sammy Ethiopia creates employment to some of the world's most marginalized people in and around Addis Ababa.

    $38.00

    Hand-carved by Kamba artisans in Kenya, this set of three stylish and practical spoons are a great addition to any kitchen.

    The spoons are carved from a single piece of sustainably sourced olive wood and will last for decades with simple care.

    Large: 8"L x 2.5"W x 0.5"T Medium: 7"L x 2.25"W x 0.5"T Small: 6"L x 2"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 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.

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    $36.00

    Kenyan wood carvers craft this double well serving bowl from beautifully grained wild olive wood, then add a simple cow bone inlay with etched black lines on each end.

    Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item made from a natural material, each will vary slightly.

    Dimensions:  7.5"L x 4"W x 1.5"H

    Crafted from: Wild olive wood, cow bone

    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, the community.

    $42.00

    Talented Kenyan artisans carve these unique salad servers from wild olive wood. Fashioned in the shape of a guitar, each server is embellished with a dyed cow bone inlay on the handle tip.

    Sold as a set of servers. Because these are handcrafted items, each will vary slightly.

    Dimensions: 12.5"L x 3"W x 1"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, the community.

    $42.00

    You'll get years of use of out this beautiful cheese board, made from solid olive wood and enhanced with batik-dyed cow bone inlay. So easy to grab and use, the wood grain makes cheese look lovely.

    Hand carved from legally sourced wild olive wood, each tray is a spectacular and one-of-a-kind piece of functional art. Dyed cow bone inlay adorns the handle.

    To care for wild olive wood serving pieces, wipe clean with a damp cloth, dry and rub lightly with olive or mineral oil before storing.

    Dimensions: 12"L x 6" W

    Crafted from: Wild olive wood and bone

    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, the community.

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