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Rainbow Collection

Shop the colors of the rainbow in this collection of colorful baskets, decor, and accessories—all fair trade and artisan-made in Africa.

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$48.00

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

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

$14.00

Using proceeds from the sale of this Compassion Zulugrass bracelet, The Leakey Collection supports the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Give a gift to someone in your life who has or is going through a difficult time. Each 26" 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!

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These luxe throws are woven by artisans using cotton grown and spun in Ethiopia. The weaving process creates sumptuously soft, multi-tonal cotton with handspun texture. Each throw is finished with a hand-sewn center seam and hand-knotted fringe on each end. The Harvest Moon colorway features warm, earthy tones and neutrals.

Natural materials such as leaves, flowers, and coffee, along with textile dyes are used to produce each color. The environmentally friendly dyes are both AZO free and REACH certified.

Throw is made with 100% Ethiopian cotton and measures approximately 72"L x 47"W. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, some variation may occur.

About the Artisans:

Sabahar is an Ethiopian company that produces uniquely designed, hand made cotton and silk textiles that are entirely handcrafted from natural fibers grown and processed in Ethiopia.

Kathy Marshall, a Canadian by birth who has lived in Ethiopia over 20 years, founded Sabahar in 2004. Her passion for preserving and celebrating the rich weaving tradition of Ethiopia, combined with her desire to create respectful and ethical work opportunities for marginalized people have laid the foundation for the company.

$125.00

Bringing style to storage, this sunny cream and yellow handmade basket is woven in rural Senegal using natural grasses and thin strips of plastic from the local prayer mat factory. It features a flat lid with cutout handles. Beautifully handwoven, these lidded baskets are a fun and different way to store everything from toys to craft supplies, linens to laundry.

Measures approximately 14"D x 19"T.

Due to the handmade nature of this item, some variation is expected. Read our Statement on Handmade Variation to learn more. Fair trade.

$98.00

This fine cotton gabi, in a fresh color reminiscent of sea glass, is woven from handspun organic cotton by the artisans of Sammy Ethiopia. First, artisans weave two wide panels, then hand-stitch them together to create one expansive textile. Traditionally worn in pure white for religious services, a gabi can serve in many waysâ as a wrap or shawl, a throw blanket, a tablecloth, or even tied as a baby carrier.

You'll find many reasons to love this heirloom-quality handwoven textile!

Measures approximately 115"L x 58"W. Due to the handmade nature of this item, size may vary.

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

This luxurious gabi in a coffee-with-cream shade is woven from fine organic cotton into two wide panels, then hand-stitched together by artisans of Sammy Ethiopia. Worn traditionally in pure white for religious services, a gabi is an expansive textile that can serve in many ways, as a wrap or shawl, a throw blanket, a tablecloth, or even tied as a baby carrier.

You'll find many reasons to love this heirloom-quality handwoven textile!

Measures 115"L x 60"W. 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

These lightweight on-trend fringe earrings by The Leakey Collection showcase Zulugrass beads, Czech glass beads and brass wire.

Measure 2.5"L x 0.75"W. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected. Zulugrass is made from sustainable, natural grass beads. The richly hued grass is dyed with colorfast, low-impact dyes and interspersed with hand-blown Czech glass. 

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$68.00

This indigo-hued, African mud cloth runner is handcrafted by artisans in Mali who grow, spin, and weave cotton, then dye it using a hand-painted technique.

Deep blue, black and white geometric shapes are created by hand-waxing. The table runner is backed by black cotton and measures 64"L x 10.5"W. Size may vary slightly.

Designs will vary due to the handmade nature of this product. For best care, rinse in cool water and let air dry.

About the Artisans:

Mali Chic is a collaboration of 195 artisans that sells its products through a boutique in Bamako and through international exports. Artisans work from home, in their own workshops or on-site at Mali Chic, and child labor is never used. Mali Chic provides artisans with 50% advances on all orders and pay a fair price for their products.

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$48.00

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

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

Dimensions: 13"L x 13"W x 8"H

Crafted from: Cattail stalks, plastic strips

Made in: Senegal

$65.00

This hand-dyed indigo pillow is made in Mali using natural fabric and dye.

A resist dyed pattern provides bold contrast to the deep blue background. The pillow includes a fold-over back for easy removal of pillow inserts.

Sold with included pillow insert. For best care, hand-wash in cool water and air dry. Designs may vary slightly.

Dimensions: 18"L x 18"W

Crafted from: Cotton, thread, non-toxic dye

Made in: Mali

About the Artisans:

Mali Chic is a collaboration of 195 African artisans that sells its products through a boutique in Bamako and through international exports. Artisans work from home, in their own workshops or on-site at Mali Chic, and child labor is never used. Mali Chic provides artisans with 50% advances on all orders and pay a fair price for their products.

$98.00

Artisans hand-loom and weave organic, locally-sourced Ethiopian cotton into two wide panels, then hand-stitch with a center seam to create this soft blue expansive gabi body shawl. Gabis are traditionally worn in pure white, but this deep peacock blue is rich and striking.

You'll find many reasons to love this heirloom-quality handwoven textile!

Measures approximately 115"L x 59"W. 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.

$24.00

Lovely shades of deep purple, lavender, and blue are used in the 16 strands of Zulugrass to create this Hydrangea Multi-Strand Bracelet. Each bracelet features strong elastic between the two fallen acacia wood beads, designed to roll over your hand and wrist.

Size: 2.25" inner diameter. One size fits most. Check out the matching Multi-Strand Necklace. Zulugrass strands are made from sustainable, natural grass beads, 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.

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$24.00

This modern interpretation of a Maasai cuff handcrafted by an artisan named Florence brings together a rainbow of colorful beads with cow bone spacers and a snapping leather closure.

Fits most. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

About the Artisans:

John Kimani helps youth from urban Nairobi to create salable art that helps the teenagers to support their families and learn about how to run small businesses. His co-op's artwork is at once rustic, heartwarming, and light-hearted.

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$115.00

Woven in rural Senegal, this nesting trio of African baskets is handmade from natural grass stalks interwoven with thin plastic strips. The two larger baskets include cut-out handles.

Great for crafts or storage in any room of the home.

Sold as a set of three.

Dimensions:
Large: 18"L x 15"W x 11"H
Medium: 14"L x 12"W x 8"H
Small: 10"L x 9"W x 7"H

Crafted from: Typha (cattails), plastic

Made in: Senegal

$125.00

Bringing style to storage, this multi-toned handmade basket is woven in rural Senegal using natural grasses and thin strips of recycled plastic. This adaptable basket features cut-out handles, a flat lid, and a unique half & half pattern. When placed against a wall, the basket can show only one of the two colors, or both!

Measures approximately 14"D x 19"T

Due to the handmade nature of this item, some variation is expected. Read our Statement on Handmade Variation to learn more. Fair trade.

$48.00

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

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

Approximate Dimensions: 13"L x 13"W x 8"H

Crafted from: Cattail stalks, plastic strips

Made in: Senegal

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