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$22.00 $34.00

Craftswomen in South Africa create these adorable hooks by hand using white and silver beads, metal, and plastic wire. Each hook features detailed wire wrapping, a hanging loop, a beaded knob.

Perfect for a light jacket or scarf, the hooks are fair trade and ensure sustainable incomes for many families in the KwaZulu-Natal region.

About the Artisans:

Beading is a major industry in South Africa that brings income and independence to women and their families, as well as funding the fight against HIV/AIDS. Many artisans are home-based and work in small groups, having learned intricate beading techniques from previous generations and community friends.

$36.00 $54.00

This long, ornate necklace is made in Kenya using polished cow bone, peach-hued recycled glass beads, and brass charms.

The unique combination of color and materials is stylish and makes the necklace a versatile piece for any woman's wardrobe.

Necklace has an 18" drop.

About the Artisans:

Peter is a Kenyan artist with amazing attention to detail and natural craftsmanship. He specializes in cow bone jewelry and art, with special care being give to use reclaimed, environmentally friendly, or recycled materials.

$54.00 $110.00

Fair trade from Ghana, these beautiful mirrors are made by stretching panels of blue fabric over wooden frames. A brass Adinkra symbol adorns the bottom of each mirror.

Small: 16"L x 1"W x 16"T. Large: 24"L x 1"W x 24"T. Back includes hanging hardware.

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.

$54.00 $110.00

Fair trade from Ghana, these beautiful mirrors are made by stretching panels of blue fabric over wooden frames. A brass Adinkra symbol adorns the bottom of each mirror.

Small: 16"D x 1"T. Large: 24"D x 1"W. Back includes hanging hardware. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

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.

$16.00 $24.00

Transforming recycled glass beads into stylish bracelets is the work of artisans from Ghana. Using a matte powdered glass plank bead set off with lustrous black glass beads, they are strung on strong elastic allowing it to fit most wrists.

About the Artisans:

Our recycled glass products are crafted by rural Krobo artisans in Ghana from discarded glass bottles. Krobo powder glass beads are made in vertical molds fashioned out of a special, locally dug clay.

$52.00 $68.00

These lustrous wraps are handcrafted by skilled artisans of Sammy Ethiopia, woven from locally-grown organic cotton, with a banded border and soft fringe. An array of lines in contrasting thread add texture.

Measures 72"L x 26"W. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

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

About the Artisans:

The Sammy Ethiopia brand links the artisan skills of one of Africa's most ancient civilizations with American and European fashion know-how. The result is unique contemporary style that has already gathered fans from New York to Tokyo. A wealth of craft skills known in Ethiopia for thousands of years are applied to a style-forward range of fashion and home accessories to suit current global tastes. Collaborating with community organizations and cooperatives, Sammy Ethiopia creates employment for marginalized people in and around Addis Ababa.

$42.00 $58.00

These exquisite scarves marry locally sourced cotton and silk produced in Ethiopia. They are entirely handcrafted, beginning with the spinning of the thread, all the way to the weaving of the fabric.

Natural materials such as leaves, flowers, and coffee, along with textile dyes are used to produce gorgeous colors. Scarves are accented with lines and dashes, and finished with a hand-knotted fringe.

Scarves are 90% Ethiopian cotton and 10% Ethiopian silk.

Measures 72"L x 16"W. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

About the Artisans:

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

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

$46.00 $58.00

These lightweight scarves are handwoven by artisans from Sammy Ethiopia using organic, locally-sourced cotton. Woven in an airy terraced pattern, the edges of these scarves are finished with just a touch of fringe.

Measures 81"L x 21"W. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected. Fair trade.

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

About the Artisans:

The Sammy Ethiopia brand links the artisan skills of one of Africa's most ancient civilizations with American and European fashion know-how. The result is unique contemporary style that has already gathered fans from New York to Tokyo. A wealth of craft skills known in Ethiopia for thousands of years are applied to a style-forward range of fashion and home accessories to suit current global tastes. Collaborating with community organizations and cooperatives, Sammy Ethiopia creates employment for marginalized people in and around Addis Ababa.

$38.00 $48.00

Locally-grown organic Ethiopian cotton is woven by the artisans of Sammy Ethiopia to create a simple scarf with colorful borders and light fringe. Luxe scarves are incredibly versatile and lightweight enough to be worn year-round.

Measures 66"L x 16"W. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected. Care instructions: Hand wash with mild soap. Hang dry.

About the Artisans:

The Sammy Ethiopia brand links the artisan skills of one of Africa's most ancient civilizations with American and European fashion know-how. The result is unique contemporary style that has already gathered fans from New York to Tokyo. A wealth of craft skills known in Ethiopia for thousands of years are applied to a style-forward range of fashion and home accessories to suit current global tastes. Collaborating with community organizations and cooperatives, Sammy Ethiopia creates employment for marginalized people in and around Addis Ababa.

$36.80 $46.00

These adorable hedgehog sculptures are handcrafted by talented artisans in Zimbabwe, working with recycled metal.

Size: approximately 7.5"L x 5"W x 3.5"T. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

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
$46.00 $58.00

These tightly woven sisal table baskets, created in Rwanda by weavers from Songa Designs International, can be used for storing fruit and vegetables, serving bread, organizing toys, etc. Makes for a great table centerpiece for home decoration.

Measures 11.5"D x 6"T. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

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.

$54.00 $68.00

Measuring 70" long, this handcrafted table runner, created by Malian artisans weaving dried twigs and cotton cord into a uniquely African decorative table runner.

Two lengths of twigs are used to create visual contrast. The fabric is a thick canvas that has been dyed using a mudcloth technique in Mali. Measures 16"W x 70"L; size may vary slightly.

About the Artisans:

Mali Chic is a collaboration of 195 artisans that sells its products through a boutique in Bamako and through international exports. Artisans work from home, in their own workshops or on-site at Mali Chic.

$28.00 $38.00

Bring traditional African design into the modern kitchen with these unique salad servers featuring a dyed cow bone inlay. These exceptional servers are hand-carved from a single piece of olive wood and hand-sanded to a smooth finish. Kenyan artisans carve a small block of cow bone, then stain it with food-safe dye using an age-old batik process, and custom-fit the bone into each server handle. The combined result is simply stunning.

Measures 14.25" long. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

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.

$16.00 $22.00

These fun African sculptures are created entirely by hand using strands of recycled wire. A unique art form that is emerging out of Nairobi, these curlicue wire sculptures include an impressive amount of detail, such as wire-wrapped legs, facial features, and a mane.

Small measures 4"T x 5"L x 2"W. Large measures 5"T x 6"L x 2.5"W. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur. Fair trade.

About the Artisan:

We met Wanduta at the Friday Market in Nairobi where his bright designs immediately caught our eye. Wanduta works almost exclusively with recycled pop cans and beads. His work, like his personality, is vibrant and joyful, and is work is 100% eco-friendly.

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