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Springtime Collection

As a season of renewal, spring is a perfect time to celebrate with handcrafted African gifts and fresh home decor.

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$38.00

This graceful sculpture, depicting a woman lost in thought, is cast in Burkina Faso using the lost wax method, which uses hand-formed wax to create shapes. Each sculpture is completely one-of-a-kind, so color and shape may vary slightly.

Measures 3.75"L x 2.5"W x 4"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur. 

$39.00

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.

$180.00

Get 3 favorite basket styles in 1 coordinating set: the iconic flat-lid hamper, an open top bin, and a small round storage basket, woven in white, light green and darker green.

Each basket is fair trade and carefully handmade by a talented Wolof woman in rural Senegal.

Each hamper features a fitted lid and inset woven handles. The baskets are constructed of two materials, both eco-friendly: sustainable grass stalks and discarded strips of plastic leftover from prayer mat factories, local to Senegalese weavers.

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

Dimensions:
Hamper Basket: 19"H x 15"W x 15"D
Bin Basket:13" H x 12"W x 12"D
Round Storage Basket: 6"H x 12"W x 12"D

Crafted from: Typha (cattail) stalks, plastic

Made in: Senegal

Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, some variation is expected. [Click to read our Statement on Handmade Variation]

$15.00

Proceeds from 26" Beads for Healthy Gardens Zulugrass strands support the Leakey Collection's “Healthy Garden” project, which educates Maasai women to plant vitamin and mineral rich home gardens. Most rural pregnancy and birth issues, as well as child development problems, can be eradicated by eating a healthy diet. 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 in a mix of garden greens, blues, and purplesÑeach bracelet is unique. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

$34.00

These natural grass baskets are tightly woven by expert weavers in Ghana. A smaller version of our classic kettle basket, this basket features a pear-shaped bottom and an all-grass swing handle. 

Woven from sustainable and durable elephant grass, these indispensable baskets stand the test of time, even with daily use. The basket can also be rinsed with water and re-shaped, as needed.

Measures 8"D x 6"T (9" to top of handle). Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, size may vary slightly. 

$64.00

Talented basket weavers in the northern Bolga region transform tough strands of elephant grass into a shapely storage bin. A beautiful addition to any room of the home, this all-natural basket can be reshaped as needed.

Measures 10"D x 11"T. Due to the handmade nature of this item, some variation is expected.

$54.00

These classic, rustic bicycle baskets are handwoven from elephant grass in Ghana. Each basket includes adjustable vegan (faux) leather straps for hanging from your bicycle handlebars.

Elephant grass is a tough fiber that can be rinsed and reshaped with cool water. Measures approximately 12.5"L x 8.5"W x 9"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, size may vary slightly. 

$54.00

This stylish set of two nesting baskets makes storage beautiful in any room of the home. Handwoven from durable elephant grass, these baskets are stylish and made to last. 

Size: [Large] 9"D x 7"T [Small] 7.5"D x 6"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur.

$14.99

JusTea's Golden Green loose leaf tea serves up warm flavors of toasted rice and coconut. This green tea is low in caffeine and packed with antioxidants. Carefully hand processed leaves are packaged in a beautiful reusable tin, paired with a hand-carved wild olive wood spoon.

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 100g tin includes a hand-carved wooden spoon and makes about 40 cups or when re-steeping, 80 cups. A recyclable refill pouch is now also available. Steeping Instructions: 1 teaspoon at 175°F for 3 mins (for a second cup, re-steep 6+ mins).

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.

$58.00

These delicate, colorful bracelets bring style and texture to your wrist. The handcrafted bracelet features hishi in 24 karat gold plate and green glass accent beads, all on a clear stretchy cord.

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

Made in: Mali

$120.00

These radiant sculptures are cast from solid bronze in Burkina Faso using the lost wax method. This unique representation of a reading woman includes contrasting elements of skin, leaf and gold jewelry.

Sold singly. Because this is a handmade creation, each will vary slightly.

Dimensions:  3"L x 3"W x 11"H

Crafted from: Bronze, paint

Made in: Burkina Faso

$24.00

Talented women in rural Rwanda use abundant, natural banana and sisal fibers to weave useful baskets for the home. This basket features a cream-colored sunburst on a field of soft blue-green and tan.

The petite size has many uses: use your basket to hold jewelry, bedside essentials like lip balm, or keys, or use the hanging loop on the back to add it to a wall display.

Sold individually. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly. Made from banana fiber and sisal.

Approximate Size: 7-8" wide x 2" deep

Made in: Rwanda

About the Artisans:

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.

$28.00

Talented basket weavers in Ghana's northern region weave this beautiful fan from thick, tough elephant grass,. Featuring a soft leather handle, it is beautiful when in use or hung as wall art. 

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

Dimensions: 11"W x 18"H

Crafted from: Elephant grass, leather

Made in: Ghana

$164.00

Talented basket weavers in the northern Bolga region transform tough strands of elephant grass into shapely baskets. Featuring an intricate lace weave, these baskets come in a lovely set of three.

Ideal for home storage and organization, potted plants, and more. Can be rinsed and reshaped with cool water as needed.

Small measures 10.5"D x 10"T, medium measures 12"D x 11.25"T, and large measures 13"D x 12"T. Sold as a set of three nesting baskets. Because these are handcrafted items, size and pattern may vary. [Click to read our Statement on Handmade Variation]

$39.00

Songa Designs International empowers a new generation of women in Rwanda, combining traditional weaving skills with modern design to craft these tightly woven sisal baskets. Inspired by nature, each handmade item handwoven with all-natural materials 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"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.

$64.00

A stylish tote for the farmer's market, picnic, or beach, these beautiful and durable shoppers are woven from thick, tough elephant grass by artisans in the Bolgatanga region of Ghana. This roomy tote is accented by stripes of open, lacy weaving, and the handle is covered in soft leather.

Choose from brown leather or undyed natural leather handles.

Sold individually. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly. Made from natural elephant grass and leather.

Approximate Size: 16"T x 7"W x 19"L

Made in: Ghana

Care: Rinse with cool water and reshape as needed. See our Basket Care and Reshaping page to learn more.

$24.00

Talented women in rural Rwanda use abundant, natural banana and sisal fibers to weave useful baskets for the home. This basket features assorted triangles of bright peach, cream, and soft blue-green on tan.

The petite size has many uses: use your basket to hold jewelry, bedside essentials like lip balm, or keys, or use the hanging loop on the back to add it to a wall display.

Sold individually. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly. Made from banana fiber and sisal.

Approximate Size: 7-8" wide x 2" deep

Made in: Rwanda

About the Artisans:

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.

$24.00

Kenyan artisans hand carve these sweet trays from wild olive wood, a richly grained and carefully managed hardwood found throughout East Africa. Each apple-shaped tray features a stem with leaf handle.

Sold singly, in two sizes. 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: 
Small: 8.5"L x 5.5"W
Large: 11.5"L x 7.5"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, with marked improvements being seen both for the individual and the community.

$16.00

This sweet butterfly sculpture is crafted from recycled metal wire and glass beads in shades of aqua or pink which are sprinkled with multi-color beads as a cheery accent. 

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

Dimensions: 6.5"W x 5"L x 1.5"T

Crafted from: Recycled metal, Beads

Made in: Kenya

$64.00

These classic totes are woven from long strips of fiber extracted from the sisal plant, in alternating rows of petal pink and natural white. Simple woven sisal handles make this a 100% sustainable accessory.

Sold singly. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

Dimension: 12"D x 12"W x 10"H (14" from handles to base)

Crafted from: Sisal

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 womens' totes are sold to local and international markets. Singing, dancing, and chatting make weaving for export an enjoyable social event!

$12.00

Artisans in Kenya utilize dried gourds or calabash, to create this beautiful all natural birdhouse. Preserving the organic shape of each gourd, each birdhouse features a 2" diameter opening, and a leather hanging loop. 

Sold individually. Each measures approximately 4"L x 4"W x 6"H. Due to the organic material, each will vary in shape.

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 use gourds to craft beautiful works of art.

$19.00

This swinging bird decoration makes a cheerful addition to the home. A pair of wooden birds with burned details adorn the jacaranda branch seat of the raffia-wrapped wire swing.

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

Dimensions: 5.5"L x 2.5"W x 9"H

Crafted from: Wood, paint, wire, raffia

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

Kamau is a talented carver and painter who specializes in bird art.

$18.00

In Zimbabwe, sculptors weld recycled metal to create these lovely sculptures of colorful birds fluttering their wings. Each sculpture is finished with varnish to protect against the elements. Handcrafted items may vary slightly.

Choose from Yellow, Blue, or Red.

Each bird measures approximately 5"L x 6"W x 4"T.

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
$15.00

Handcrafted by artisans in Zimbabwe out of recycled metal, these delightful little bird sculptures will bring a song to your heart. Each sculpture is finished with varnish to protect against the elements but may weather slightly with long-term exposure. Handcrafted items may vary slightly.

Sold singly.

Dimensions: 6.5"L x 2"W x 2.5"H

Crafted from: Recycled metal, paint

Made in: Zimbabwe

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
$56.00

Zimbabwean artisans transform colorful red, yellow, green and blue oil drums into this lovely set of four butterflies. Each sculpture has a hanging tab on one of its feet, and can be displayed on a flat surface or affixed to a wall.

Sold as a set of four in the colors pictured. Due to the handcrafted nature of these items, some variations may occur. Weathering is to be expected if exposed to the elements long term.

Dimensions: 5"L x 5"W x 2.5"H

Crafted from: Recycled metal

Made in: Zimbabwe

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
$28.00

This blue kingfisher, featuring a long pointed beak, is handcrafted in Zimbabwe from recycled oil drums with painted accents. Each sculpture is finished with varnish to protect against the elements. However, some weathering should be expected if the sculpture is exposed to the elements over a long period of time.

Sold singly. Weathering is to be expected if the sculpture is exposed to elements over time. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary.

Dimensions:
Small: 4"L x 2"W x 3.25"T
Large: 5"L x 3"W x 4.75"H

Crafted from: Recycled metal, paint

Made in: Zimbabwe

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
$54.00

Zimbabwean sculptor Godknows Muringayi utilizes recycled metal and old discarded teapots to create these unique rooster outdoor planters. One needs only add a potted plant to create a whimsical corner of the yard and garden.

Sold singly in assorted colors; two sizes are available. Because this is a handcrafted item made from scrap metal, each will vary slightly.

Dimensions: 15"L x 9"W x 16"H

Crafted from: Recycled metal

Made in: Zimbabwe

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
$24.00 $32.00

This whimsical woodpecker sculpture, complete with a tab for affixing to the wall or a fence, is handcrafted in Zimbabwe using colorful recycled oil drums. Each sculpture is finished with varnish to protect against the elements. However, some weathering should be expected if the sculpture is exposed to the elements over a long period of time. Colors are assorted; colors and designs will vary.

Measures 5"L x 3.5"W x 7"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, size may vary slightly.

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
$21.00

These beautiful handcrafted baskets feature a vibrant colorful pattern. Fitted lids make them perfect for small storage or giving thoughtful gifts! 

Size: 9" tall (with lid) x 7-8" wide.

Sold individually. Because these are handcrafted items, colors and patterns will vary slightly.

About the Artisans:

Skilled weavers living in the ethereal Rwenzori Mountains of Uganda fashion this beautiful floral motif basket from banana leaf or papyrus stalks and dyed raffia.

$265.00

Sisters or friends; this sweet sculpture depicts two women walking together. The subtle tilt of a head and the arms wrapped round each other convey the closeness between the women. A small group of talented metal casting artisans in Burkina Faso cast their sculptures from recycled metal using a lost-wax casting process. Each sculpture bears unique characteristics that reveal the handmade nature of its creation. 

Sold singly. Due to the handmade nature of this item, color and shape may vary slightly.

Dimensions: 5.5"W x 2"D x 9"H

Crafted from: Metal

Made in: Burkina Faso

$76.00

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. To update their classic designs with beautiful color, weavers tint the palm leaves with textile dye before weaving. These artfully handcrafted baskets make a great addition to any home decor.

Measures 22-23"D x 4"T. Due to the handmade nature of this item, size and color may vary slightly.

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.

$56.00

The graceful lines of a ballerina are captured in bronze by artisans in Burkina Faso. Each ballerina is cast from wax then bronze and hand-painted with a delicate aquamarine to add a beautiful contrast.

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

Dimensions: 3.5"L x 5"W x 8"H

Crafted from: Bronze, paint

Made in: Burkina Faso

$115.00

African laundry hampers bring amazing artisan craftsmanship into our living spaces. Our laundry hampers are handwoven by an association of more than 100 rural Wolof women in the West African nation of Senegal. Crafting baskets allows rural women to earn income from the comfort of their community.

This basket features playful triangles in red, yellow, black, and lavender on an aqua background.

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

Dimensions: 22"T x 18.5"W x 18.5"D  

Crafted from: Cattail stalks, plastic

Made in: Senegal

 

$115.00

African laundry hampers bring amazing artisan craftsmanship into our living spaces. Our laundry hampers are handwoven by an association of more than 100 rural Wolof women in the West African nation of Senegal. Crafting baskets allows rural women to earn income from the comfort of their community.

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

Dimensions: 22"T x 18.5"W x 18.5"D  

Crafted from: Cattail stalks, plastic

Made in: Senegal

 

$68.00

These versatile baskets are handwoven in rural Senegal using local grasses and upcycled strips of plastic. The baskets are beautifully crafted, durable, and sturdy.

The simple, open shape makes this basket a great catch-all for knitting supplies, toys, or other items in your home. Fair trade.

Sold singly. Matching baskets are also available. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

Dimensions: 18"L x 10"W x 11"H

Crafted from: Plastic strips, cattail stalks

Made in: Senegal

$185.00

These hampers, handwoven by an association of more than 100 rural Wolof women in the West African nation of Senegal, bring beautiful modern artisan craftsmanship to homes around the world. These useful baskets are woven in the coil style by binding dried cattail stalks with plastic strips salvaged from a Dakar mat factory. Featuring aqua, green, pink and purple triangles, the combination of natural and synthetic materials beautifully displays modern African artistry.

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

Dimensions: 18"L x 18"W x 30"H

Crafted from: Typha (cattail) stalks, plastic

Made in: Senegal

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

$64.00

Artisans in Ougadougou, Burkina Faso, capture the graceful long lines of a ballerina in a relevé in this unique bronze sculpture. They use the lost wax method of casting, then hand-paint and polish details. A green-toned gown and lustrous brass bangles add beautiful contrast to this bronze.

Each sculpture is unique. Sold singly. Due to the handmade nature of this item, color and shape may vary slightly.

Dimensions: 3"W x 3"D x 8"H

Crafted from: Bronze, paint

Made in: Burkina Faso

$64.00

These classic totes are woven from long strips of fiber extracted from the sisal plant, in alternating rows of leaf green and natural white. Simple woven sisal handles make this a 100% sustainable accessory.

Sold singly. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

Dimension: 12"D x 12"W x 10"H (14" from handles to base)

Crafted from: Sisal

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 womens' totes are sold to local and international markets. Singing, dancing, and chatting make weaving for export an enjoyable social event!

$76.00

Metal sculptors in Burkina Faso use a lost-wax casting method to create beautiful modern African art. This tranquil sculpture portrays a feminine figure wearing pale green clothes and practicing a yoga tree pose.

Sold singly. Because this is a handmade creation, each will vary slightly.

Dimensions: 4"L x 3.5"W x 9.25"H

Crafted from: Bronze, paint

Made in: Burkina Faso

$38.00

Zimbabwean sculptor named Leo creates these sweet stylized rabbits from beautiful serpentine stone, contrasting rough and polished stone.

Sold individually.

Size: 6.5"L x 2.75"W x 1.75"T. Because this is a handcrafted item made from a naturally varying material, each will vary.

About the Artisans:

Talented sculptors 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.

$16.00

Kenyan artisans showcase natural soapstone in a sweet sculpture of a songbird. Polished to a smooth finish with hand-carved details, each bird sculpture may display small veins of color within the creamy white soapstone.

Sold singly. Choose from Small or Large. Because these are handmade items crafted from a varying natural material, each is unique.

Approximate Dimensions: Large 4"L x 2"W x 2.5"H

Small 3"L x 1.75"W x 1.25"H

Crafted from: Soapstone

Made in: Kenya

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.

$18.00

Showcasing un-dyed soapstone in this beautiful lidded box, Kenyan artisans hand carve and polish to a smooth finish. Although colors are primarily cream, this is completely natural soapstone with NO dyeing so each piece could display a wide variation in color and grain than photos - with veining, and even some brown and pink tones but each will be lovely.

Dimensions: 4"L x 4.25"W x 1.5"H

Crafted from: Soapstone

Made in: Kenya

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.

$14.00

The Jarida team explores a variety of recycled media in their handmade photo frames. Crafted from recycled paper and adorned with recycled aluminum flowers in assorted colors, these unique decor accessories make sweet gifts.

Sold singly, two sizes available. Because these are handcrafted items made from recycled materials, each will vary.

Dimensions:
Small:  4"L x 0.5"W x 4"H (Opening is 1.75" x 1.75"
Large:  6.25"L x 0.5"W x 7.75"H (Opening is 4" x 5.5")

Crafted from:  Recycled paper and aluminum

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

The artisans of Jarida Crafts in Kenya work hard to rise above challenging circumstances. Comprised of at-risk teens, young mothers and individuals with disabilities, the Jarida team exemplifies the power of cottage industry as a vehicle for personal betterment.

$14.00

The Jarida team explores a variety of recycled media in their handmade photo frames. Crafted from recycled paper and adorned with recycled aluminum butterflies in assorted colors, these unique decor accessories make sweet gifts.

Sold singly, two sizes available. Because these are handcrafted items made from recycled materials, each will vary.

Dimensions:
Small:  4"L x 0.5"W x 4"H (Opening is 1.75" x 1.75"
Large:  6.25"L x 0.5"W x 7.75"H (Opening is 4" x 5.5")

Crafted from:  Recycled paper and aluminum

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

The artisans of Jarida Crafts in Kenya work hard to rise above challenging circumstances. Comprised of at-risk teens, young mothers and individuals with disabilities, the Jarida team exemplifies the power of cottage industry as a vehicle for personal betterment.

$32.00

This unique garden stake is crafted by Zimbabwean sculptor Jofrey Matora. Crafted from discarded metal, each cluster of mushrooms can be easily pressed into the garden among bushes or blooms.

Sold individually. Handcrafted items may vary slightly and weathering can occur when exposed to the elements over a long period of time. Because this item is crafted from recycled metal, each will be unique.

Size: 10"L x 6"W x 15"T.

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
$22.00

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.

$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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$180.00

Get 3 favorite basket styles in 1 coordinating set: the iconic flat-lid hamper, an open top bin, and a small round storage basket, all in shades of purple and lavender.

Each basket is fair trade and carefully handmade by a talented Wolof woman in rural Senegal.

Each hamper features a fitted lid and inset woven handles. The baskets are constructed of two materials, both eco-friendly: sustainable grass stalks and discarded strips of plastic leftover from prayer mat factories, local to Senegalese weavers.

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

Dimensions:
Hamper Basket: 19"H x 15"W x 15"D
Bin Basket:13" H x 12"W x 12"D
Round Storage Basket: 6"H x 12"W x 12"D

Crafted from: Typha (cattail) stalks, plastic

Made in: Senegal

Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, some variation is expected. [Click to read our Statement on Handmade Variation]

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