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Wedding Favors

Make your wedding even more meaningful with fair trade place settings and favors from Africa. 

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$58.00

These three little nesting storage baskets, handcrafted in Kenya from the fiber of the agave sisalana plant and dyed a bold classic black, are dressed up with colorful beads and can be used to store small items throughout the home.

Sizes: [Small] 3"D x 2"T [Medium] 4"D x 4"T [Large] 5"D x 5"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, some variation may occur.

About the Artisans:

In the rural Kenyan countryside around the city of Kitui, women specialize in weaving the tough fibers of the agave sisalana plant. Sisal's spiky leaf clusters erupt from a dry landscape and often requires long journeys to gather. Once woven, these baskets are sold to local and international markets. Singing, dancing, and chatting make weaving for export an enjoyable social event!

$58.00

These three little nesting storage baskets, handcrafted in Kenya from the fiber of the agave sisalana plant and dyed a soothing caramel, are dressed up with colorful beads and can be used to store small items throughout the home.

Sizes: [Small] 3"D x 2"T [Medium] 4"D x 4"T [Large] 5"D x 5"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, some variation may occur.

About the Artisans:

In the rural Kenyan countryside around the city of Kitui, women specialize in weaving the tough fibers of the agave sisalana plant. Sisal's spiky leaf clusters erupt from a dry landscape and often requires long journeys to gather. Once woven, these baskets are sold to local and international markets. Singing, dancing, and chatting make weaving for export an enjoyable social event!

$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

$38.00

Hand-carved from soapstone in Kenya, then dyed vibrant colors with etched details, these adorable little birds will add a fun decorative touch in the home or as gifts.

Colors and size may vary slightly. Measure 1.75"T x 2.25"L x 1.5"W.

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.

$58.00

These three little nesting storage baskets, handcrafted in Kenya from the natural fiber of the agave sisalana plant, are dressed up with colorful beads and can be used to store small items throughout the home.

Sizes: [Small] 3"D x 2"T [Medium] 4"D x 4"T [Large] 5"D x 5"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, some variation may occur.

About the Artisans:

In the rural Kenyan countryside around the city of Kitui, women specialize in weaving the tough fibers of the agave sisalana plant. Sisal's spiky leaf clusters erupt from a dry landscape and often requires long journeys to gather. Once woven, these baskets are sold to local and international markets. Singing, dancing, and chatting make weaving for export an enjoyable social event!

$34.00

These unique spoons, hand-carved by Kenyan artisans from bleached cow bone, bring a fun addition to the table.

The cow bone is boiled and polished. The patterned bone is created by using wax batik method that turns the bone to a rich brown-black hue.

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

Dimensions: 3.5"L x 1.25"W

Crafted from: Cow bone, dye

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

Talented Kenyan craftspeople utilize cow bones to create bold adornments that beautifully represent the nation's appreciation for cattle.

$28.00

Kamba artisans in Kenya carve these natural spoons from scraps of wild olive wood. Handmade and fair trade, this set of spoons makes a unique gift for any occasion.

Sold as a set of four. Each spoon measures 6.5"L x 1.5"W x 0.5"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur.

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.

$28.00

Kamba artisans in Kenya carve these natural spoons from scraps of wild olive wood. Handmade and fair trade, this set of spoons makes a unique gift for any occasion.

Sold as a set of four. Each spoon measures 1"W x 4.75"L. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur.

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.

$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.

$12.00

Kenyan artisans create these stylish handmade coffee scoops from wild olive wood and batik-dyed cow bone adorned with simple patterns. Handcrafted spoons make a great gift, especially when paired with African coffee or tea.

Sold individually. Each measures 6.5"L x 1.5"W x 1"T. Size may vary slightly. Batik patterns on handles will vary.

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.

$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.

$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.

$8.00

These handcrafted stoppers are cast from zinc and electroplated with an antique brass finish. Each heart sits atop a standard sized cork and measures 2"-2.5"H.

Sold individually. Choose from two different styles. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur.

The stoppers come to us from an eco-friendly, brass casting company in South Africa known for excellent quality control and a very personal touch.

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.

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$12.00

Kenyan wood carvers handcraft these unique keepsake hearts for safari enthusiasts and animal lovers. Each heart is hand carved from pale jacaranda wood and finished with a stained giraffe print finish.

Sold individually.

Dimensions: 3.5"L x 3"W x 1.5"H

Crafted from: Jacaranda wood, stain

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

We work with an amazing co-op in Kenya, the Gikomba Wood Carving Cooperative, a group of woodcarvers of all ages who work in an open-air workshop in Nairobi. This environmentally-responsible group takes care to legally procure all types of African wood used in their products, and they are skilled at using all parts of the tree in their artwork.

$12.00

Kenyan wood carvers handcraft these unique keepsake hearts for safari enthusiasts and animal lovers. Each heart is hand carved from pale jacaranda wood and finished with a stained giraffe print finish.

Sold individually.

Dimensions: 3.5"L x 3"W x 1.5"H

Crafted from: Jacaranda wood, stain

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

We work with an amazing co-op in Kenya, the Gikomba Wood Carving Cooperative, a group of woodcarvers of all ages who work in an open-air workshop in Nairobi. This environmentally-responsible group takes care to legally procure all types of African wood used in their products, and they are skilled at using all parts of the tree in their artwork.

$12.00

Kenyan wood carvers handcraft these unique keepsake hearts for safari enthusiasts and animal lovers. Each heart is hand carved from pale jacaranda wood and finished with a stained giraffe print finish.

Sold individually.

Dimensions: 3.5"L x 3"W x 1.5"H

Crafted from: Jacaranda wood, stain

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

We work with an amazing co-op in Kenya, the Gikomba Wood Carving Cooperative, a group of woodcarvers of all ages who work in an open-air workshop in Nairobi. This environmentally-responsible group takes care to legally procure all types of African wood used in their products, and they are skilled at using all parts of the tree in their artwork.

$8.00

Zimbabwean artisan Patmore creates uplifting folk art from wire and beads. This colorful unicorn keychain is sure to be a favorite of rainbow chasers of all ages.

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

Dimensions: 3.5"L x 4"H

Crafted from: Wire, beads

Made in: Zimbabwe and South Africa


$8.00

We work with a great fair trade brass casting company in Cape Town, South Africa. From modest beginnings 21 years ago, the company has grown into one of Africa's biggest casting producers while retaining stringent quality control and a very personal touch.

Our cluster of grapes bottle stopper is cast from zinc and electroplated with an antique silver finish. Meticulously checked by many hands, each opener makes a wonderful gift.

Dimensions: 1.25"L x 1"W x 3"H

Crafted from: Zinc, cork

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.


$9.00

We work with a great fair trade brass casting company in Cape Town, South Africa. From modest beginnings 21 years ago, the company has grown into one of Africa's biggest casting producers while retaining stringent quality control and a very personal touch.

Our African water buffalo bottle stopper is cast from zinc and electroplated with an antique silver finish. Meticulously checked by many hands, each opener makes a wonderful gift.

Dimensions: 1.25"L x 1"W x 2"H

Crafted from: Zinc, cork

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.

$24.00

Zimbabwean artisans transform recycled scrap metal into adorable sculptures of owls with their wings outspread.

Sold singly, two sizes available. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly. Please note that weathering should be expected if the sculpture is exposed to the elements over a long period of time.

Dimensions: 7”L x 6”W x 4.75”H

Crafted from: Recycled metal, paint

Made in: Zimbabwe

 

$24.00

Zimbabwean artisans transform recycled scrap metal into adorable owl hanging sculptures.

Sold singly, two sizes available. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly. Please note that weathering should be expected if the sculpture is exposed to the elements over a long period of time.

Dimensions: 7.5”L x 7”W x 2.75”H (Hanger is 8” long)

Crafted from: Recycled metal, paint

Made in: Zimbabwe

 

$16.00

Zimbabwean artisans transform recycled scrap metal into adorable hanging garden sculptures of a red robin on a looped branch with bright green leaves. Perfect for a hanging indoor plant or for an outdoor bird feeder!

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

Please note that weathering should be expected if the sculpture is exposed to the elements over a long period of time.

Dimensions: 4”W x 12”H

Crafted from: Recycled metal, paint

Made in: Zimbabwe

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