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


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$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

$20.00

This reusable shopper is made in Ghana from discarded water sachets. Designed to zip neatly into its base when not in use, these totes are both practical and eco-friendly. This style features a colorful patchwork of fabric forming the base, on display when the bag is folded & zipped.

Due to the handmade nature of these totes and the use of recycled materials, slight variation is expected. Fabric selection varies.

Dimensions:
Unfolded- 16.5" x 12.5" x 6"
Folded- 8.5" x 6" x 1.5"

About the Artisans:

Trashy Bags Africa is a social enterprise making up-cycled eco-friendly products from discarded drinking water sachets that litter the streets of Accra, Ghana. Started in 2007, the organization has collected and recycled over 30 million plastic sachets since then. Each month nearly 200,000 sachets are collected and brought to Trashy Bags Africa, over forty local people are employed to collect, clean and stitch the sachets into durable, eco-friendly accessories. 


    $11.00

    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.

    $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.

    $24.00

    Showcasing soapstone in this sweet set of hippos, 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.

    Sold as a set of two. Each measures 4"L x 2"W x 2.5"H. Due to the handcrafted nature of these items, size may vary slightly.

    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.

    $12.00

    Hand carved and polished to a smooth finish, these beautiful rhino sculptures showcase the beautiful grain and varied coloration of natural gray soapstone.

    Although colors are predominantly gray, this is completely natural soapstone with NO dyeing so each piece could display a wide variation in color and grain than photos - with veining, lighter or darker gray, and even some brown and pink tones but each will be lovely. Additional color swatches are shown as examples.

    Sold individually. Each measures 4"L x 1.5"W x 2"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.

    $18.50

    Lulu Delight is a combination of essential oils of myrrh and wild basil and fragrance oils of plumeria, honey suckle, and lilac, combined with Lulu Life virgin shea butter. This organic, Grade A shea butter is produced using nuts from the vitellaria nilotica tree, which grows only in remote East Africa.

    Most shea butter comes from West African shea trees and is sold as a hard solid. East African shea butter is silky and harder to procure, and considered a precious luxury good. Lulu Shea Butter is made from nuts that are collected, cracked, sorted, dried, ground by hand and cold-pressed (avoiding even the slightest trace of chemical contamination).

    Intensely moisturizing, this shea butter is easily absorbed and is known to transform your skin over time. The butter is rich in vitamins and anti-oxidants, and can be used on the face or as an all-over body butter.

    Dimensions: 100ml (3.4oz) watertight plastic container.
    2.25"L x 2.25"W x 2"H

    Crafted from: Nilotica shea nut oil, plant essence or fragrance

    Made in: South Sudan

    About the Artisans:

    Founded in 2000, Lulu Works is a non-profit trust established to provide a source of sustainable income for the women of South Sudan. Comprised of women-owned processing centers, Lulu Works ensures that the profit from the production and sale of Lulu Life products returns to these women. It also provides an incentive to protect the natural shea butter resource.

    Lulu Life Shea ButterVitellaria nilotica tree grows across South Sudan in thick forests and takes 20 years to bear its first fruit. These forests are untouched by chemicals or fertilizers.

    Vitellaria nilotica tree

    Fragrance is provided by natural, essential oils. Lulu Love is a combination of essential oils of myrrh and wild basil and fragrance oils of plumeria, honey suckle, and lilac. See all of the scents available in our Skin Care Collection.

    $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.

    $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.

    $12.00

    Kenyan artisans handcraft this fun spin drum from leather and wood, then hand paint colorful butterflies on each side. A sweet gift for little musicians!

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

    Dimensions:  10"L x 3.5"W x 0.75"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.

    $24.00

    Hand-knit from 100% GOTS certified organic cotton

    These soft stuffed reindeer, handmade from natural, organic cotton, are safe for children of any age. Featuring a cozy scarf and sewn facial features, these stuffed animals are a favorite for children of all ages.

    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
    $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. 

    $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.
    $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.
  • $15.00

    Kenyan artisans handcraft this fun spin drum from leather and wood, then add a colorful hand painted design with dancing musical notes and staffs on each side.

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

    Dimensions:  11"L x 3.5"W x 0.75"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.

    $15.00

    Kenyan artisans handcraft this fun spin drum from leather and wood, then add a colorful image of a peacock on one side, and peacock feathers on the reverse side. 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.

    $18.00

    Kalimbas, mbiras, karimbas, finger pianos...all are names for the same African percussion instrument from the Lamellophone instrument family.

    These fair trade, Kenyan toy karimbas produce their resonant sound through the use of hollowed wood. Recycled metal tines with recycled-can buzzers are plucked to create vibrations. The box is decorated with wood burnings and is held with both hands when playing.


    Available in three sizes.

    Dimensions:
    Small: 4.5"L x 3"W x 1.5"H
    Medium: 7"L x 4"W x 2"H
    Large: 8"L x 5.5"W x 2"H

    Crafted from: Wood, scrap metal

    Made in: Kenya

    About the Artisans:

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

    $12.00

    These natural undyed elephant grass percussion instruments are filled with beans and produce a unique, earthy rattle. Artisans in the Bolgatanga region of Ghana handcraft these African percussion instruments from stiff elephant grass. A calabash gourd base keeps the rattling beans intact.

    Dimensions: 5"D x 9.5"H

    Crafted from: Elephant grass, calabash gourd

    Made in: Ghana

    $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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    $9.00

    These handcrafted penguin stoppers are cast from zinc and electroplated with a silver finish. Each penguin sits atop a standard sized cork.

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

    Care: Hand wash in warm water.

    Approximate Size: 2.5"T

    Made in: South Africa

    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.

    $15.00

    These whimsical art sculptures are carved by artisans in Kenya using recycled flip flops.

    Each sculpture is one-of-a-kind and designs will vary; most are black and white with some small accents. Small: 5" T x 2"L x 2"W.

    These adorable penguin 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

    $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.

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

    Crafted by Syrian refugee women living in Turkey, this colorful cotton bird is an homage to the national bird of Syria, the Northern Bald Ibis. The bird has symbolized brilliance and splendor since the times of Ancient Egypt, and is now critically endangered.

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

    Size: approximately 2.4"

    Materials: Linen, thread, glass beads & cotton padding.

    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.

    Artisan shown holding Brave Ibis ornaments.

    Photo (c) UNHCR.

    $14.50

    This Sheep Milk Facial Soap is made in small batches by a co-op of South Sudanese women. The soap is created from a mix of Lulu Life virgin shea butter, sheep milk, saponified lye, and scented with ylang ylang essential oil.

    Lulu Life Shea Butter is an organic, Grade A virgin shea butter that is produced using nuts from the vitellaria nilotica tree, which grows only in remote East Africa. Most shea butter comes from West African shea trees and is sold as a hard solid. East African shea butter is silky and harder to procure, and considered a precious luxury good. Lulu Shea Butter is made from nuts that are collected, cracked, sorted, dried, ground by hand and cold-pressed (avoiding even the slightest trace of chemical contamination).

    Soap measures 1"T x 2"D. Each soap is wrapped in fabric; patterns vary.

    About the Artisans:

    Founded in 2000, Lulu Works is a non-profit trust established to provide a source of sustainable income for the women of South Sudan. Comprised of women-owned processing centers, Lulu Works ensures that the profit from the production and sale of Lulu Life products returns to these women. It also provides an incentive to protect the natural shea butter resource.

    Lulu Life Shea ButterVitellaria nilotica tree grows across South Sudan in thick forests and takes 20 years to bear its first fruit. These forests are untouched by chemicals or fertilizers.

    Vitellaria nilotica tree
    $28.00

    This set of Zulugrass for Sweet Souls features three beautiful strands of 26" Zulugrass that come packaged inside a fun Gift Round. Choose this color combination that reminds you of a specific personality - yours or for a special gift recipient.

    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. Strung on elastic, it can be worn as a bracelet, necklace, anklet, hair tie and more. Zulugrass is as creative as the individual that buys it!

    Wear all 3 strands together or 1 or 2 at a time.

    $28.00

    These handcrafted earrings are created using Kenyan shillings, some of which date back several decades. The coins are hollowed and topped with a turquoise bead, then strung on French earwire.

    The earrings are a unique way to show your love for East Africa while also looking incredibly chic. Measures 2.5"L x 1"W. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly. Fair trade.

    About the Artisans:

    Gabriel Muragu learned the art of jewelry crafting from his father, who trained in export readiness with Alan Donovan at African Heritage. Together, the father and son team craft beautifully styled adornments from an upstairs workshop in Nairobi's central business district.

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

    Crafted by Afghan refugees living in India, this intricately crocheted crescent moon with beaded details represents a new season and progress in life.

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

    Size: 3.5" x 3.35"

    Materials: Metal wire, silver thread and metallic beads.

    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.

    Image shows artisans handcrafting Silver Moon ornaments.

    Photo (c) UNHCR.

    $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.

    $20.00

    Ghanaian artisans create an indispensable addition to the purse in this beautiful folding hand fan. Styled from colorful cloth and leather, this richly hued Ghanaian fan can be folded and tucked away when not in use. When fully expanded, the fan not only creates a breeze, it also captures the eye with its beautiful print.

    Measures 5"L x 1"W x 9"T when expanded. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, it may vary.

    About the Artisan:

    These vibrant fans are handcrafted by Ghanaian artisan Fulera, who first resist dyes cotton fabric, then coordinates dyed leather to wrap around a sturdy wooden handle.

    Fulera, Ghanaian artisan.
    $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.

    $28.00

    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. 

    $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!

    $21.00

    These gorgeous rhino bottle stoppers are handblown from recycled glass in South Africa. A beautiful gift, or handcrafted staple in your kitchen, each sits atop a standard cork.

    Sold individually, available in four different styles.

    Rhino measures: 2.25"L x 1.25"W x 1.75"T.

    Hippo measures: 1.75"L x 1.25"W x 2.75"T.

    Giraffe measures: 1.5"L x 1.25"W x 4.5"T.

    Elephant measures: 1.5"L x 1.25"W x 3.25"T.

    Due to the handcrafted nature of these bottle stoppers, each may vary slightly.

    $10.00

    A Zimbabwean artist named Luke uses textured springstone combined with recycled metal to create these beautiful, natural stone bird sculptures. The stone displays unique inclusions, making each piece one-of-a-kind.

    Sold individually; available in two sizes. Due to the handcrafted nature of these items, slight variations may occur.

    Not intended for outdoor display.

    Dimensions:
    Tiny: 1.25"L x 1"W x 1.5"H
    Small: 2.25"L x 1.5"W x 2.25"H

    Crafted from: Recycled metal, serpentine stone

    Made in: Zimbabwe

    About the Artisans:

    Zimbabwean artist Luke Jimu and his team 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
    $22.00

    JusTea® Trios bring together three delicious flavors of Kenyan tea in one gorgeous gift set! The Herbal Tea Trio contains three interlocking tins filled with JusTea's carefully crafted Chamomile Dream, Little Berry Hibiscus, and Peppermint Detox 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.

    $14.50

    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. 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.

    $18.00

    This assortment of delicious honeys is sure to become a staple in your kitchen. Featuring Hot Honey, Julbernardia Blossom Honey, and Cinnamon & Honey in easy to transport jars. This honey is harvested utilizing traditional beekeeping methods that preserve forest habitats. 

    Pesticide free, organic, sustainable. Sold as a set of three. Each measures 50 g/ 1.76 oz.

    Producer Profile:

    The African Bronze Honey Project is a for-profit, social enterprise B Corp, partnered with Forest Fruits of Zambia, committed to sustainable practice and preserving traditional heritage while creating economic opportunity for independent beekeepers and their families. Today, there are over 6,000 beekeepers trained and over 800 tonnes of organic, raw, wild honey exported every year.

    $9.50

    Ajiri tea is produced at the Nyansiongo Tea Factory, a Rain Forest Alliance Certified cooperative owned by local small-scale farmers in Kenya. Sold in 20-bag packages, these fair trade teas are high in antioxidants and remarkably fresh, bold, and flavorful.

    Each box of tea features unique artwork that is handmade using dried banana leaves and natural paper. The bag is tied with twine made of dried banana leaves and decorated with recycled magazine beads.

    All profits from sales of Ajiri Tea are donated to the Ajiri Foundation, which pays school fees for orphans in western Kenya. Net weight is 1 oz. Artwork is one-of-a-kind and will vary.

    "Ajiri" means to employ in Swahili, the national language of Kenya. Through the sale of Ajiri tea, the Ajiri Foundation creates employment for women and to educate orphans in western Kenya. The aim is to form a sustainable cycle of community employment and education while also supporting local farmers and practicing sustainable farming techniques.

    $10.00

    Organic chamomile and lemongrass help cleanse your body of toxins and calm your mind of stress. JusTea 100% organic caffeine-free herbal blend aids digestion and enhances absorption of iron. Smooth and sweet with notes of honey and flower blossoms, Chamomile Dream is flavored with herbs grown and hand picked by members of a Kenyan women's cooperative.

    Sold as 12 tea bags in a tin. JusTea's Zero-Waste Pyramid Tea Bags are the most earth-friendly pyramid tea bags available, 100% plastic-free and compostable in just 3 weeks.

    Steeping Instructions: 1 tea bag at 205 degrees for 4 mins

    Meet JusTea's farmers

    Dimensions:  3"L x 3"W x 4.75"H

    Crafted from: Organic chamomile, organic lemongrass, organic licorice root

    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.

    $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.

    $28.00

    Hand-carved by Kamba artisans in Kenya, these cute little sugar spoons will bring joy each time you use them.

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

    Dimensions: 5"L x 1"W x 0.5"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.

    $24.00

    "Children are the reward of life."

    Stash cosmetics, art supplies, or other small items in this sweet pouch from South Africa! The gusseted bottom 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; showcases the African proverb, "Children are the reward of life."

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

    $10.00

    Unrefined and unprocessed, this 100% pure, crystal white, natural desert salt is harvested from a salt pan in the pristine Kalahari Desert. Salt water from an ancient underground brine lake is drawn into the salt pan and sun-dried, suffusing the salt with essential minerals and trace elements that have been balanced within the earth over millions of years. The simple harvesting process harmonizes sustainably with the natural rainfall, ensuring pure quality and flavor.

    Oryx Desert Salt's recyclable glass bottles include durable ceramic grinder heads, so each bottle can be replenished repeatedly with economical refill boxes.

    Size: 3.52 oz, 100g. A portion of profits from Oryx Desert Salt benefit the Khomani San and Mier communities of the Kalahari Desert.

    Kalahari desert salt pan, the source of Oryx salt

    During a life-changing 75-mile walk through the Namib desert, founder Samantha Skyring had extraordinary face-to-face encounters with Oryx Gazelles. After researching the Oryx, Samantha found that licking salt is crucial to their survival in the harsh conditions of the Kalahari desert. This experience inspired both the creation and branding of Oryx Desert Salt.

    $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.

    $12.00

    This playful bottle opener is cast from zinc and electroplated with an antique brass finish. A wonderful gift or addition to your own kitchen, handcrafted and fair trade.

    Sold individually. Each measures 4"L x 1.25"W. Due to the handcrafted nature of these items, slight variation may occur.

    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.

    $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.

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