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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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$38.00

Kenyan artisans salvage small scraps of wild olive wood from larger projects by hand carving the discards into sweet little hearts. The addition of metal hardware takes a beautiful piece of wood and transforms it into a useful piece of pocket art you can carry anywhere.

Sold as a set of four. Because this is a handcrafted item, each key ring may vary slightly.

Each heart measures 1.5"W x 1.5"T.

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

Wild olive wood grows in protected areas in Kenya, and offers a beautiful wood grain and durability for these little spoons. Bright sunny beads adorn the handle and add a recognizable African touch.

Each measures 4"L x 1.25"W x 0.5"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur. The spoons, carved from a single piece of sustainably sourced olive wood, will last for decades with simple care. Care instructions: Hand wash in warm soapy water, rinse and dry. Rub wood lightly with mineral or olive oil before storing.

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.

$38.00

Kenyan artisans handcraft thoughtful vibrant colored keepsakes from soft soapstone. A perfect small gift, each heart is hand carved, then brightened with a colorful dyed finish, and hand etched with "je t'aime" in script.

Sold by the dozen.2"W x 2"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of these items, they 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.

$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.

$58.00

These three little nesting storage baskets, handcrafted in Kenya from the fiber of the agave sisalana plant and dyed to a deep blue hue, 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!

$28.00

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

Sold as a set of four. Each spoon measures 3-3.5"L x 0.75-1.25"W. 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 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. 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 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.

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$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. Each measures 1.25” L x 2”W; size may vary slightly due to the handmade nature of this product.

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.

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$12.00

Hand carving and etching soft soapstone, Kenyan artisans create square decorative dishes with a simple bamboo design. A sponge-dyed green finish blankets this set of one small and one large decorative dish with earthy color. For dry use only, please.

Sold individually. Sizes: [Small] 2.5"L x 2.5"W x 0.5"T; [Large] 4.25"L x 4.25"W x 0.5"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of these items, slight variation may occur.

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.

$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.

Sold individually. Each measures 6.5"L x 1.5"W x 1"H. Size may vary slightly.

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

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.

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$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. 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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