Cart

Your cart is currently empty.

Stocking Stuffers

Fill the stockings for your whole family with fair trade goods from Africa!


Color

Size

$24.00

Hand-knit from 100% GOTS certified organic cotton

These soft stuffed reindeer are handmade from natural, organic cotton. Featuring a cozy scarf and sewn facial features, these stuffed animals are a family favorite.

Each reindeer 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 12"T

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
$14.00

Handcrafted by Kenyan artisans from soft soapstone, this heart-shaped keepsake box has a hand-dyed finish. 

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

Dimensions: 3"L x 3"W x 1.5"H

Crafted from: Soapstone, non-toxic dye

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

These beautiful sisal ornaments are handcrafted by talented Rwandan basket weavers. Shaped like traditional Agaseke giving baskets, each ornament features a removable lid, enabling it to be filled with small gifts or sweet notes!

Sold individually. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, size may vary slightly.

Approximate Size: 4-5" tall and 2-3" wide, with a 3" string.

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.

$18.00

"No matter how long the night, the day is sure to come."

Beautifully screen printed, fully lined and finished with a contrasting zipper, this charming flat pouch showcases the African proverb, "No matter how long the night, the day is sure to come." Accent stitching and a button detail complete the pouch.

Size: 8"L x 5.5"T. Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

About the Artisans:

At Yda Walt Studios in Johannesburg, South Africa, talented owner/designer Yda Walt and a small team of artisans dream up inspirational products centered on South African life and ethos.

$27.00 $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.
  • $20.00

    These delightful little robin sculptures are handcrafted by artisans in Zimbabwe. Each sculpture features a heart held in its beak, and is finished with varnish to protect against the elements.

    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: 9"L x 3.5"W x 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
    $10.00

    Through the sale of Leave a Legacy in Africa bracelets, Relate has raised more than $109,000USD to support Ikamva Labantu. Each bracelet is handcrafted in South Africa, and includes an informative display card to promote awareness for this vital South African NGO.

    Ikamva Labantu aims to empower low income communities to become self-sustainable. Their programs range from supporting orphaned and vulnerable children, to HIV education, testing and support programs, as well as supporting the empowerment of women through education and communication projects. Relate's relationship with Ikamva Labantu goes far beyond donating funds to its highly deserving and effective causes. Elderly men and women in Ikamva Labantu’s local township senior clubs thread the beads for Relate bracelets. Visit the site ikamva.org.za.

    Materials: Plastic beads, pewter, elastic

    Available in three sizes. S/Child = 7.5", M/Adult= 8", L/Adult= 8.5".

    About the Artisans:

    Relate bracelets are handmade and sold to make a difference and change lives. As a 100% not-for-profit social enterprise, the majority of Relate's revenue is donated to credible causes and invested in social initiatives, with a focus on creating opportunities for all involved, at every stage of a project.

    $10.00

    These tiny bowls are hand-carved from the olive wood tree in Kenya, with special care being taken to highlight interesting areas of the wood's grain and natural curvature. These can be used as a small serving piece filled with treats or condiments, or use it as a ring dish.

    Sold individually.

    Dimensions: 1.25 L x 2W

    Crafted from: olive wood

    Made in: Kenya

    To care for this natural serving piece, hand-wash in warm water and rub lightly with a coat of olive or food safe mineral oil to ensure years of use.

    About the Artisans:

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

    $14.00
    Made51: Crafted by Refugees
    From the UN Refugee Agency

    Crafted by Karenni refugees living in Thailand, this sweet songbird ornament is created by stitching together hand-loomed weavings of fabric to give a voice to the craft of the artisans.

    Each ornament is individually packaged and ready for gift-giving in a MADE51 box, complete with an artisan story card.

    Size: 2.15" x 3" x 1.4"

    Materials: Handwoven fabric, felt, thread and faux leather.

    Note: These products are handmade and there will be slight variations in shape, size, and color.

    About the Artisans:

    "Refugees have skills and talents that only need a chance to grow and flourish. Within each piece lies a story of history and culture, and the chance for a person who has fled war and persecution to offer something of beauty and style to the world." - Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees

    MADE51 is a global initiative brought to life by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. Each ornament in the MADE51 Holiday Collection tells a story about the cultural heritage of its maker. These beautiful crafts are windows into the diversity and talent of refugee artisans around the world. They fill homes with meaning, as symbols of solidarity, empowerment and hope.

    Artisans craft Charming Songbird ornaments.

    Photo (c) UNHCR.

    $11.99

    A cup of Glowing Green tea is unlike any other green tea on the market. Whole tea leaves steep multiple infusions of vibrant green flavor.  A must-have for any green tea drinker, low-caffeine Glowing Green is gluten-free and vegan friendly, and boasts fresh, sweet notes of seagrass and toasted oats.

    Glowing Green loose leaf tea is sold in a recyclable 60g refill pouch.

    Steeping Instructions:   Add 1 teaspoon of tea or 1 tea bag to a cup of boiling water (175°F). Let steep for 3 minutes before removing the tea. For a second cup, resteep the tea for 6 minutes.

    Meet JusTea's farmers

    Dimensions:  60g refill pouch, 25 mg of caffeine per cup

    Crafted from:  Kenyan Green Tea

    Made in: Kenya

    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.

    $9.00

    These African wine stoppers are cast from zinc and electroplated with an antique brass finish. Each sits atop a standard sized cork and measures 1.75"T x 1.25"L.

    Sold individually. Choose from Lion, Elephant, Rhino, Cheetah, Giraffe, or Hippo.

    The stoppers come to us from an eco-friendly, brass casting company in Cape Town known its community outreach and original products.

    About the Artisans:

    Roots of Creation is a South African company known for their innovate brass and metal products. They have been in the casting business for over 20 years, during which time they have built a reputation for high-quality and original product design.

    $16.00

    These banjo-playing gecko sculptures are handcrafted using up-cycled aluminum cans. Because each sculpture is crafted using recycled materials, each is unique!

    Sold singly in assorted colors. Because these are handcrafted items, each will vary.

    Dimensions: 3.5"L x 3.5"W x 9"H

    Crafted from: Aluminum, wire

    Made in: Zimbabwe and South Africa

    About the Artisans:

    Zimbabwean and South African artisans up-cycle discarded aluminum cans into these playful gecko musician sculptures.

    $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.

    $14.00

    Handcrafted by Kenyan artisans from soft soapstone, this heart-shaped keepsake box has a hand-dyed finish. 

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

    Dimensions: 3"L x 3"W x 1.5"H

    Crafted from: Soapstone, non-toxic dye

    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.

    $15.00

    The Leakey Collection dedicates proceeds from each Beads for Clean Water Zulugrass strand to the “Clean Water for Every Home” project; the goal - put a water dispensing unit, locally called a “leak-tin” in every Maasai home in the area. Clean water for drinking and washing helps stop the spread of life threatening disease and illness. Each strand is packaged on a special tag--explaining how the proceeds will be allocated--and can be worn wrapped 3-4 times around your wrist or ankle or even long as a necklace.

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

    $14.00

    Artisans in the highlands of western Kenya hand carve this sweet dish from soft kisii stone, also known as soapstone. Nairobi artisans hand dye to a bright aqua blue and etch with a sweet depiction two lovebirds standing beneath a red heart.

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

    Dimensions: 4"L x 4"W x 1"H

    Crafted from: Soapstone, non-toxic non-toxic dye

    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.

    $24.00

    Featuring porcelain hearts that are formed and fired in a specially built kiln at The Leakey Collection workshop near the Rift Valley, these sweet earrings hang on sterling silver wires. Handcrafted by Maasai artisans, each pair of Follow Your Heart earrings is glazed in a soft turquoise blue, with Zulugrass and sterling silver beads added to match.

    Measure 1.75"L x 0.75"W. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected. 

    $24.99

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

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

    Steeping Instructions: 1 teaspoon of tea per cup of boiled water for 3 mins. See tin for details.

    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.

    $18.00

    "Being happy is better than being king."

    Beautifully screen printed, fully lined and finished with a contrasting zipper, this charming flat pouch showcases the African proverb, "Being happy is better than being king." Accent stitching and a button detail complete the pouch.

    Size: 8"L x 5.5"T. Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

    About the Artisans:

    At Yda Walt Studios in Johannesburg, South Africa, talented owner/designer Yda Walt and a small team of artisans dream up inspirational products centered on South African life and ethos.

    $11.99

    Fragrant lavender blossoms pair perfectly with the smooth bergamot notes in JusTea's world-famous Kenyan Earl Grey. Smooth and balanced, this high-caffeine tea is an invigorating way to explore the floral flavors of lavender.

    Lavender Earl Grey loose leaf tea is sold in a recyclable 90g pouch.

    Steeping Instructions:   Add 1 teaspoon of tea or 1 tea bag to a cup of boiling water (175°F). Let steep for 3 minutes before removing the tea. For a second cup, resteep the tea for 6 minutes.

    Meet JusTea's farmers

    Dimensions:  90g refill pouch, 50 mg of caffeine per cup

    Crafted from:  Kenyan Black Tea, Organic Cold-Pressed Bergamot Oil, Lavender Blossoms

    Made in: Kenya

    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.

    $27.00 $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.
  • $24.00

    "If you think you're too small to make a difference then you've never spent the night with a mosquito." - African Proverb

    Stash cosmetics, art supplies, or other small items in this sweet pouch from South Africa! The gusseted base adds extra space to this small-but-mighty pouch. Beautifully screen printed, fully lined, backed with a coordinating pattern fabric, and finished with a contrasting zipper and ribbon pull.

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

    Sold singly choose from gray or purple. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

    At Yda Walt Studios in Johannesburg, South Africa, talented owner/designer Yda Walt and a small team of artisans dream up inspirational products centered on South African life and ethos.

    $15.00

    The Leakey Collection dedicates proceeds from these specially designed 26" Zulugrass strands to their Girls Graduation program to counsel young rural girls and their families on the importance of staying in school. Each strand is packaged on a special tag, explaining how the proceeds will be allocated, and can be worn wrapped 3-4 times around your wrist or ankle or even long as a necklace.

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

    $16.00

    These vibrant heart dishes are hand-carved from solid soapstone in Kenya. The dishes are dyed to rich hues using natural plant dyes.

    The dishes make great catch-alls for any occasion and are fair trade. Sold singly. Measure approximately 4"L x 4"W x 1"H.

    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.

    $27.00 $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.
    $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

    $24.00

    Formed and fired in a specially built kiln at The Leakey Collection workshop near the Rift Valley, porcelain hearts are showcased in these sweet earrings hung on sterling silver wires. Handcrafted by Maasai artisans, each pair of Melt My Heart earrings is glazed in a beautiful soft pink, with Zulugrass and sterling silver beads added to match.

    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. 

    Dimensions: 1.75"L x 0.75"W

    Crafted from: Grass, porcelain, glaze, sterling silver

    Made in: Kenya

    $11.99

    Get cozy with this delicious Christmas Chai tea to enjoy all the warm and fuzzies the holiday season. Only while supplies last... enjoy a cup of this smooth black tea with notes of cinnamon & cardamom.

    Holiday Spice loose leaf tea is sold in a recyclable 100g refill pouch. 

    Steeping Instructions:   Add 1 teaspoon of tea to a cup of boiling water (205°F). Let steep for 3-5 minutes before removing the tea. For a second cup, resteep the tea for 10 minutes. Make a delicious Holiday Spice latte at home: Steep 2 tsp in 1/4 cup of boiling water for 5 minutes. Steam your desired 'milk' and pour 3/4 cup into your tea. Add any sweetener if you desire

    Meet JusTea's farmers

    Dimensions:  100g refill pouch, 25 mg of caffeine per cup. Makes about 40 cups; steep twice for 80 cups.

    Crafted from:  Pumpkin Pieces, Kenyan Black Tea, Cinnamon, Ginger, Nutmeg, Turmeric, Orange Peel, Licorice Root, Clove, Natural Cinnamon Flavour

    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.

    $24.99

    JusTea Trios bring together three delicious flavors of Kenyan tea in one gorgeous gift set! The Holiday Tea Collection includes Holiday Spice (cinnamon & citrus), Winter Wonderland (hibiscus & berries), and Starry Night (lavender & licorice). 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.

    Sold as a single trio tin.

    Meet JusTea's farmers

    Dimensions:  97g total

    Made in: Kenya

    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.

    $10.00

    Through the sale of Protect a Child from Malaria bracelets, Relate has raised more than $74,000USD to support Goodbye Malaria. Each bracelet is handcrafted in South Africa, and includes an informative display card to promote awareness about the fight against malaria.

    Goodbye Malaria aims to eradicate malaria in Mozambique, while investing in Africa's future, creating employment and protecting, changing and saving lives. The initiative was started by African entrepreneurs who believe our generation can create innovative solutions for problems that ultimately change the way the world sees Africa. Goodbye Malaria facilitates public private partnerships, bringing together the private sector, government and the global fund while supporting and catalyzing on-the ground malaria elimination programs. Learn more at goodbyemalaria.com.

    Materials: Plastic beads, pewter, elastic

    Available in three sizes. S/Child = 7.5", M/Adult= 8", L/Adult= 8.5".

    About the Artisans:

    Relate bracelets are handmade and sold to make a difference and change lives. As a 100% not-for-profit social enterprise, the majority of Relate's revenue is donated to credible causes and invested in social initiatives, with a focus on creating opportunities for all involved, at every stage of a project.

    $15.00

    Utilizing remnants of colorful Zulugrass, Maasai artisans are designing one-of-a-kind strands to symbolize the bright futures of educated children. Buy Zulugrass=Educate Kids. The Leakey Collection will donate 100% of their profits from the sales of these bracelets to pay for teachers' salaries in rural Kenya. Each 26" strand is packaged on a special tag explaining how the proceeds will be allocated. Wear it wrapped 3-4 times around your wrist or ankle, or long as a necklace. 

    Zulugrass 26" single strands are made from sustainable, natural grass beads. The richly hued grass is dyed with colorfast, low-impact dyes and interspersed with hand-blown Czech glass. Zulugrass is as creative as the individual who wears it!

    This bracelet will feature a variety of colors; each one is unique.

    $16.00

    These gecko drummer sculptures are handcrafted using up-cycled aluminum cans. Because each sculpture is crafted using recycled materials, each is unique!

    Sold singly in assorted colors. Because these are handcrafted items, each will vary.

    Dimensions: 3.5"L x 3.5"W x 9"H

    Crafted from: Aluminum, wire

    Made in: Zimbabwe and South Africa

    About the Artisans:

    Zimbabwean and South African artisans up-cycle discarded aluminum cans into these playful gecko musician sculptures.

    $28.00

    Hand-knit from 100% GOTS certified organic cotton

    These soft stuffed kitties are handmade from natural, organic cotton. Featuring easy to grab limbs and sewn facial features, these stuffed animals are a family favorite.

    Sold individually. Available in two sizes. Each kitty 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 15"T

    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
    $38.00

    Artisans in the highlands of Kenya hand carve these delightful giraffes from soft soapstone, known locally as Kisii stone. Each one is then dressed up with a colorful hand dyed finish (red, yellow, blue, and white) and finished with fun dotted details.

    Sold as a set of four in four colors.

    Dimensions: 2.5"L x 1"W x 4.5"H

    Crafted from: Soapstone, dye

    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.

    $15.00

    Kenyan artisans handcraft this fun spin drum from leather and wood, then add different hand painted designs to each side to represent day and night. Spinning the drum creates an interesting visual.

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

    Dimensions:  12"L x 3.5"W x 1"H

    Crafted from:  Leather, wood, string, acrylic paint

    Made in: Kenya

    About the Artisans:

    We work with Kenyan artisans who have life-long training in the making of traditional African instruments such as hand drums and spin drums. The artisans craft each instrument from sustainably sourced wood and scraps of goat skin. After each instrument is constructed, Nairobi artists hand-paint the instruments, making each one-of-a-kind.

    $10.00

    From her home in Kampala, Uganda, mother-of-three Betty and four other local women craft these sweet ornaments from scraps of colorful cotton kitenge cloth, a wardrobe staple in East Africa. Each ornament is stuffed with poly fiber, and has an all-natural hanging loop.

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

    Dimensions:  3.5"L x 2"W x 7.5"H (top of giraffe), 10.5"H (top of loop)

    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. 

    $10.00

    From her home in Kampala, Uganda, mother-of-three Betty and four other local women craft these sweet zebra ornaments from scraps of striped cotton cloth. Each ornament is stuffed with poly fiber, and has an all-natural hanging loop.

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

    Dimensions:  4"L x 2"W x 5.5"H (top of zebra), 8"H (top of loop)

    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. 

    $24.00

    Kamba artisans in Kenya hand carve this beautifully useful wooden cooking spoon from wild olive wood. The carved cow bone handle features a batik-dyed polka dot pattern.

    The spoons are carved from a single piece of sustainably sourced olive wood. Care: hand wash in warm water, dry, and occasionally condition with olive oil. Measures 12"L x 3.5"W x 1"H.

    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, and their community.

    $8.00

    These delicate African ornaments are handmade from natural plant fibers in Kenya. Each angel wears a gown of white sisal strands and floats with wings carved from banana leaves. Often hung in the home to convey blessings, the angels are a symbol of peace and love for all who behold them.

    Sold individually. Due to the handmade nature of this item, some variation is expected.

    Approximate Size: 4.5"T x 3.5"L

    Made in: Kenya

    About the Artisans:

    In Nairobi's Banana Hill suburb, artisans utilize the fiber of banana palm trees, which grow prolifically in East Africa, to create whimsical gifts for local sale and export. Esther heads up a small group of talented individuals with a penchant for creating collectible works of folk art using this sustainable, all-natural medium.

    $22.00

    The holy family is portrayed in beautiful aromatic African sandalwood and distinction is added through the Christ child figure carved in contrasting white bone. This small piece of handcrafted art makes a beautiful gift during the holidays for someone or for your holiday decor.

    Measures 4"T x 1.5"L x 0.5"W. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur.

    About the Artisans:

    Biju is a wood carving artist from Mozambique who brings beautiful art to life with aromatic African sandalwood.

    $16.00

    This useful rice scoop is carefully handcrafted from beautifully grained wild olive wood by talented Kenyan artisans.

    Measures 6.5"L x 3"W x 1.25"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, size may vary slightly.

    Care: hand-wash in warm water, completely dry, and occasionally rub with oil.

    About the Artisans:

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

    $32.00

    Kenyan artisans salvage small scraps of wild olive wood to create these elegantly simple spoons with eyelet cut outs. The spoons are sanded to a smooth finish, displaying the beautiful grain patterns.

    This set makes a lovely, unique gift!

    Hand wash. Due to the handcrafted nature of these items, slight variation may occur.

    Dimensions: 6"L x 2.25"W x 0.5"H (size varies slightly)

    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.

    $10.00

    Kenyan artisans create these handmade coffee scoops from wild olive wood. Handcrafted spoons make a great gift, especially when paired with loose leaf coffee or tea.

    Dimensions: 6.5"L x 1.5"W x 1"H

    Crafted from: Wild olive wood

    Made in: Kenya

    Care: hand-wash in warm water, completely dry, and occasionally rub with oil.

    About the Artisans:

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

    $18.00

    Kenyans artisans collect discarded cow bones from local ranches and give them new life as beautiful accessories.

    The cow bone used for these bottle openers has been boiled and polished. The patterned bone is created by using wax batik method that turns the bone to a rich brown-black hue.

    Measures 5.5-6.5"L x 1.5"W. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, size and design may vary slightly.

    About the Artisans:

    Kenyans love roasted meat, be it beef, chicken or goat, and some Kenyan nomadic societies center life around the ownership of cattle. Kenyan butchers are happy to have eager hands to take useless bones off their hands, so they sell these unexpected craft materials to artisans for a small pittance. Talented Kenyan craftspeople utilize cow bones to create bold adornments that beautifully represent the nation's appreciation for cattle.

    $18.00

    Kenyan artisans transform cow bone into eye-catching earrings shaped like hair picks. The distressed gray dye is echoed in a rounded disc and teardrop bead, divided by flat black plastic discs.

    Sold singly. Because these are handmade goods, each pair of earrings may vary slightly.

    Dimensions: 0.75"W x 4"H

    Crafted from: Cow bone, dye, earring wires

    Made in: Kenya

    About the Artisans:

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

    $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

    $14.00

    These adorable elephants are hand carved from soft natural soapstone. Using only a touch of black dye for the eyes, each sculpture shows the natural creamy coloration of soapstone and features a unique finish of textured and polished stone.

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

    Dimensions: 4"L x 2"W x 2.5" T

    Crafted from: Soapstone, dye

    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

    Kenyan artisans hand carve this sweet fox from soft natural soapstone. Using only a touch of black dye for the eyes, each sculpture shows the natural creamy coloration of soapstone and features a unique finish of textured and polished stone.

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

    Dimensions: 2.5"L x 2"W x3" T

    Crafted from: Soapstone, dye

    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.

    Translation missing: en.general.search.loading