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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.

$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.

$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.

$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.

$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.

$28.00 $38.00

This striking statement necklace features brown and cream bone beads interspersed with brass spacers and long brass beads. The dangle is finished with brass spirals.

The necklace has an 12" drop and is finished with a lovely hook enclosure. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

About the Artisans:

David Kariuki is a talented craftsman who presents beautiful jewelry designs from a small Nairobi workshop.

$30.00 $38.00

Vibrant and playful, this braided set is handcrafted from ankara cloth in Ghana. Wear together, or individuallyâ this set comes with a necklace and bracelet.

Handcrafted and one of a kind, this fair trade set is the perfect way to switch up your accessories!

About the Artisans:

African wax prints, also known as Ankara prints, are common materials for clothing in Africa, especially West Africa. Nana Yaa is a beautiful young Ghanaian lady and former model who loves celebrating the vibrance of Ghanaian culture in colorful accessories.

 

$30.00 $38.00

Vibrant and playful, this braided set is handcrafted from ankara cloth in Ghana. Wear together, or individuallyâ this set comes with a necklace and bracelet.

Handcrafted and one of a kind, this fair trade set is the perfect way to switch up your accessories!

About the Artisans:

African wax prints, also known as Ankara prints, are common materials for clothing in Africa, especially West Africa. Nana Yaa is a beautiful young Ghanaian lady and former model who loves celebrating the vibrance of Ghanaian culture in colorful accessories.

 

$30.00 $38.00

Vibrant and playful, this braided set is handcrafted from ankara cloth in Ghana. Wear together, or individuallyâ this set comes with a necklace and bracelet.

Handcrafted and one of a kind, this fair trade set is the perfect way to switch up your accessories!

About the Artisans:

African wax prints, also known as Ankara prints, are common materials for clothing in Africa, especially West Africa. Nana Yaa is a beautiful young Ghanaian lady and former model who loves celebrating the vibrance of Ghanaian culture in colorful accessories.

 

$30.00 $38.00

Vibrant and playful, this braided set is handcrafted from ankara cloth in Ghana. Wear together, or individuallyâ this set comes with a necklace and bracelet.

Handcrafted and one of a kind, this fair trade set is the perfect way to switch up your accessories!

About the Artisans:

African wax prints, also known as Ankara prints, are common materials for clothing in Africa, especially West Africa. Nana Yaa is a beautiful young Ghanaian lady and former model who loves celebrating the vibrance of Ghanaian culture in colorful accessories.

 

$29.00 $34.00

This pillow cover, hand painted in vivid color inspired by Zambia's natural richness, uses 100% African-sourced cotton. Each pillow cover features a 100% cotton vent-closure back and can be washed by hand or machine in warm water with mild detergent.

COVER ONLY; pillow insert is not included.

Sold individually. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly. 20" pillow insert recommended (not included).

Care: Machine wash in warm water and line dry. Iron on cotton setting.

Approximate Size: 18"x18"

Made in: Zambia

About the Artisans:

Tribal Textiles provides sustainable employment, training and a pleasant working environment for more than 100 Zambian men and women in the South Luangwa Valley. The time-intensive drawing, sewing and painting with natural pigment colors yielding such exquisite, high quality textiles are done by hand on 100% African-sourced cotton. Individual designs are hand-painted drawing inspiration from the stunning Zambian wildlife and surroundings. Baking in an industrial oven makes the stunning textiles color fast and washable. The fabric is washed and dried in the sunshine, ready to be sewn into stunning pillow covers, table runners, bags, and more. 

$29.00 $34.00

This pillow cover, hand painted in vivid color inspired by Zambia's natural richness, uses 100% African-sourced cotton. Each pillow cover features a 100% cotton vent-closure back and can be washed by hand or machine in warm water with mild detergent.

COVER ONLY; pillow insert is not included.

Sold individually. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly. 20" pillow insert recommended (not included).

Care: Machine wash in warm water and line dry. Iron on cotton setting.

Approximate Size: 18"x18"

Made in: Zambia

About the Artisans:

Tribal Textiles provides sustainable employment, training and a pleasant working environment for more than 100 Zambian men and women in the South Luangwa Valley. The time-intensive drawing, sewing and painting with natural pigment colors yielding such exquisite, high quality textiles are done by hand on 100% African-sourced cotton. Individual designs are hand-painted drawing inspiration from the stunning Zambian wildlife and surroundings. Baking in an industrial oven makes the stunning textiles color fast and washable. The fabric is washed and dried in the sunshine, ready to be sewn into stunning pillow covers, table runners, bags, and more. 

$29.00 $34.00

This pillow cover, colorfully hand painted in a patchwork-style inspired by Zambia's natural richness, uses 100% African-sourced cotton. Each pillow cover features a 100% cotton vent-closure back and can be washed by hand or machine in warm water with mild detergent.

COVER ONLY; pillow insert is not included.

Sold individually. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly; see photos for reference. 20" pillow insert recommended (not included).

Care: Machine wash in warm water and line dry. Iron on cotton setting.

Approximate Size: 18"x18"

Made in: Zambia

About the Artisans:

Tribal Textiles provides sustainable employment, training and a pleasant working environment for more than 100 Zambian men and women in the South Luangwa Valley. The time-intensive drawing, sewing and painting with natural pigment colors yielding such exquisite, high quality textiles are done by hand on 100% African-sourced cotton. Individual designs are hand-painted drawing inspiration from the stunning Zambian wildlife and surroundings. Baking in an industrial oven makes the stunning textiles color fast and washable. The fabric is washed and dried in the sunshine, ready to be sewn into stunning pillow covers, table runners, bags, and more. 

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