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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.

$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.

$28.00

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.

$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.

$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

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.

$10.00

These sweet 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 filled with treats, condiments, nuts, etc. and are useful for entertaining.

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.

$9.00

A momma giraffe stands over her child in this sweetly depicted scene that has been captured in brass. A sweet gift for the moms in your life, these wine cork figurines are cast from zinc and electroplated with an antique brass finish. The giraffes sit atop a standard sized cork, measuring in total 1.25"L x 1"W x 1.75"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur.

We work with a brass casting company in Cape Town that was grown from modest beginnings to become one of Africa's biggest casting producers. This friendly, eco-conscious company is known for stringent quality control and a very personal touch.

About the Artisans:

Roots of Creation is a South African company known for their innovative 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

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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$15.00

These all-natural spice cups are hand-carved from sanitized cow bone in Kenya. The cups retain the natural beige coloration and marbling of the bone.

Dimensions:
Spoon: 2.5"L
Cup: 1.5"L x 1.25"W x 0.75"H

Crafted from: Bone

Made in: Kenya

Size and design will vary due to the handmade nature of this product.

About the Artisans:

Joseph operates a small jewelry and accessories workshop in his home in Nairobi's Mathare neighborhood. Together with two talented young men, he crafts beautiful adornments from readily available and iconic Kenyan materials.

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