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


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$36.00

This stately woman with her red dress and headscarf is cast in Burkina Faso using the lost wax method, which uses hand-formed wax to create a cast for the molten bronze. Each sculpture is completely one-of-a-kind, so color and shape may vary slightly.

Dimensions: 2"L x 2.5"W x 6"H

Crafted from: Metal

Made in: Burkina Faso

$36.00

These beautiful bottle sculptures are carved from fragrant, sustainably harvested sandalwood in Mozambique. Crafted to show both smoothly sanded and raw textures of the wood, carvers utilize pieces of wood that might otherwise be discarded and create lovely pieces.

Sold individually, two sizes available. Small measures 3"L x 3"W x 8"H. Medium measures 4"L x 4"W x 10"H. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur.

About the Artisans:

Mabanda is a wood carving artist from Mozambique who works and resides in a carver community. He was born into a family heritage of carving, which has helped him to become one of Mozambique's most talented woodcarving artists. Mabanda has a workshop on his home plot and frequently works with his brothers, Sergio and Santinho.

$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.

$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!

$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.

$28.00

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.

$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.
  • $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-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.
    $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.

    $38.00

    These all-natural salad servers are carved from olive wood, a sustainable tree in East Africa known for its rich grain. The server handles are made from cow bone that has been sanitized, polished, and dyed with a polka dot pattern.

    Each server measures 12"L x 3.5"W x 0.6"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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    $38.00

    Handcrafted from sustainably harvested olive wood, this beautiful heart-shaped tray features a cutout heart that doubles as embellishment and for hanging the tray when not in use.

    The simple shape of the tray, hand-carved by Kamba people living in the bush of Eastern Kenya, allows for the the dramatic grain of the olive wood tree to shine through.

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

    Care instructions: Hand wash in warm soapy water, rinse and dry. Rub wood lightly with mineral or olive oil before storing.

    Dimensions: 12"L x 6"W

    Crafted from: Wild olive wood

    Made in: Kenya

    About the Artisans:

    We work with representatives with Kamba artists to obtain these hand-carved works of beauty derived from the olive wood tree. The artisans benefit greatly from the sale of their works, wtih marked improvements being seen both for the individual and the community.

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    $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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    $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

    $48.00

    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!

    $32.00

    Carved from solid stone, this sweet, stylized sculpture is crafted by a Zimbabwean stone sculptor through a process of texturing and polishing springstone. Each wide-eyed owl will be unique, as no two stones are the same; the sculptures highlight the natural coloring and veining of this valued stone.

    Small measures 3.5" tall x 3" wide x 2" deep. Large measures 5" tall x 4" wide x 3" deep. Variation is expected due to the handcrafted nature of this item.

    About the Artisans:

    Zimbabwean sculptors work with springstone, which is a prized dark stone that polishes to a high shine because of its density. Most springstone is sustainably sourced and is mined on communal lands for the purpose of sculpting.

    Zimbabwe Sculpture Springstone
    $48.00

    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.

    $44.00

    Coiling vibrantly dyed raffia over banana stalks, Ugandan artisans craft these beautiful, nature-inspired baskets. These baskets are functional art that can be displayed on the wall with its raffia loop, or put to use on the tabletop, the garden, and more.

    Size: 12"D x 3"T. Because these are handcrafted items, colors and patterns may vary slightly.

    About the Artisans:

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

    $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
    $48.00

    Zimbabwean sculptors utilize repurposed metal and discarded teapots to create these unique rooster planters. These roosters feature white wings and brown bodies, with red accents. A beautiful, fair trade way to mix up your garden decor!

    Measures approximately 14" T, 15-17" L, and 9-10" W. The teapot opening is approximately 4.5" W, and planter is 6.5" deep. All feature a back handle on the teapot. These planters are handcrafted and made using up-cycled materials, and will vary.

    Please note: recycled metal may feature some sharp edges, and is not suitable for children. Due to the fact that teapots are recycled, there may be small holes and signs of wear, ensuring that each truly is one-of-a-kind!

    About the Artisans:

    Artisans at the Tonderai Metal Works in Zimbabwe use recycled materials and discarded oil drums to create stunning works of art and feature one-of-a-kind detailing.

    Tonderai Metal Works in Zimbabwe
    $36.00

    These gorgeous baskets feature vividly dyed raffia hand coiled over banana stalks in a striking design by Ugandan artisans. This functional art can be displayed on the wall with its raffia loop or put to use on the tabletop.

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

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

    Crafted from: Raffia palm, banana stalks, natural dyes

    Made in: Uganda

    About the Artisans:

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

    $38.00

    This pillow features a handpainted elephant on a light blue crackle background. Each 100% African-sourced cotton pillow cover includes a back vent closure. Wash by hand or machine in warm water with mild detergent, and hang to dry.

    Pillow cover and included pillow insert measure 18x18. 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.

    Tribal Textiles Zambia Video

    $46.00

    Artisans in Kenya utilize dried gourds, or calabash, to create beautiful decorative pieces. Preserving the organic shape of each gourd, these handcrafted works of art are adorned with one of a kind designs.

    Only one available. Size: 12"T x 9"W.

    About the Artisans:

    Gourds, also called calabash, are a sustainable, organic vessel made from the dried shells of squash or pumpkins. In Kenya, the dried gourds were traditionally used as a bowl for food or for storing water. Today, Kenyan artisans incise gourds as a decorative art form featuring intricate, traditional motifs.

    $45.00

    Handcrafted by the artisans of Tribal Textiles in Zambia's lush Luangwa Valley, this bold table runner features abstract designs in earth tones. Handcrafted with 100% African-sourced cotton, the table runner is finished with 4 seamed edges. Reverse side is unpainted and unfinished.

    Details and color placement will vary from image shown due to the hand-painted nature of this item. Each item has the same overall motif and color palette, but the final product is the work of the artisan's choices.

    Measures 68"L x 18"W. Wash by hand or machine in warm water with mild detergent; hang to dry, iron on cotton setting.

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    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 cotton, including the time-intensive drawing, sewing and painting with natural pigment colors, 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.

    $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:

    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.

    $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.

    $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

    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.

    $48.00

    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!

    $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.

    $48.00

    Young self-taught Zambian women of F.R.E.E (Foundation for the Realization of Economic Empowerment) use copper recycled from used water heaters or wire and defy gender norms as they become metalsmiths for jewelry-making. This F.R.E.E. Woman necklace features 2 layers of copper hearts hung from a leather cord with a hook clasp.

    Measures [Heart Pendant] 2.25"L x 2"W; [Full Necklace] 14"L. 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.

    $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 during the pandemic, 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.

    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.

    $38.00

    These lustrous brass earrings with posts and clutch backs are handcrafted by Kenyan jewelry artists. The jointed elements swing as you move and catch light beautifully.

    Sold as a set of earrings with posts and clutch backs. Because this is a handcrafted item, each may vary slightly.

    Dimensions: 2"L x 1"W

    Crafted from: Brass

    Made in: Kenya

    $44.00

    Ugandan artisans handcraft these beautiful, nature-inspired baskets from banana stalks coil woven with vibrantly dyed raffia. Hang the basket on the wall easily using its raffia loop, or put it to work for storage, in the garden, or on the tabletop.

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

    Dimensions: 12"L x 12"W x 3"H

    Crafted from: Banana, raffia palm, dye

    Made in: Uganda

    About the Artisans:

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

    $48.00

    This set of six beautiful strands of 26" Zulugrass, reminiscent of the magical twilight sky in East Africa, can be worn all together or in any grouping of 1 or more to make a wide variety of combinations. 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.

    Sold as a set of six bracelets with an informative card.

    Dimensions: 26"L

    Crafted from: Zulugrass, glass beads, elastic

    Made in: Kenya

    $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

    $46.00

    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. 

    $28.00

    Carved from solid stone, this sweet, stylized sculpture is crafted by a Zimbabwean stone sculptor through a process of texturing and polishing springstone. One of a kind and artfully crafted, this sculpture is a beautiful addition to any home decor.

    Dimensions: approximately 6"L x 2"W x 2"T

    Country of Origin: Zimbabwe

    About the Artisans:

    Zimbabwean sculptors work with springstone, which is a prized dark stone that polishes to a high shine because of its density. Most springstone is sustainably sourced and is mined on communal lands for the purpose of sculpting.

    Zimbabwe Sculpture Springstone
    $28.00

    Carved from solid stone, this sweet, stylized sculpture is crafted by a Zimbabwean stone sculptor through a process of texturing and polishing springstone. One of a kind and artfully crafted, this sculpture is a beautiful addition to any home decor.

    Dimensions: approximately 6"L x 2"W x 2"T

    Country of Origin: Zimbabwe

    About the Artisans:

    Zimbabwean sculptors work with springstone, which is a prized dark stone that polishes to a high shine because of its density. Most springstone is sustainably sourced and is mined on communal lands for the purpose of sculpting.

    Zimbabwe Sculpture Springstone
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