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Handmade African Ceramics for Home Decor

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Handmade African Garden Decorations

Leakey Collection Earrings

Handmade African Home Decorations

Leakey Collection Necklaces

Handmade African Home Decor Sculptures

Leakey Collection Bracelets

Handmade African Home Decor Bronze Sculptures

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Handmade African Jewelry & Accessories with the Fair Trade Difference

Owning a piece of African jewelry is owning a world of culture and history in its own beautiful form, and Swahili African Modern is a shopper's paradise for handmade African jewelry. These accessories are a perfect way for you to wear and display the beauty, tradition and culture of Africa. A time honored art form with artistic, spiritual and cultural elements of African heritage visible in each uniquely crafted piece of jewelry.

As a fair trade business, it's our goal to form respectful, long-term partnerships with artisans. They can count on us for pay that is reliable, fair, and prompt. Your orders are an indispensable part of this cycle, making it possible for us to order time and time again from these artisans.

Shop Handmade African Earrings

A flash of brass, a shimmer of silver, the patina of copper or smooth, salvaged bone will add the finishing touch to your style.

Gold Hammered Hoop Earring with Swarovski Crystals and Hishi
Gold Hammered Hoop Earring with Swarovski Crystals and Hishi
Gold Hammered Hoop Earring with Swarovski Crystals and Hishi
Gold Hammered Hoop Earring with Swarovski Crystals and Hishi

Gold Hammered Hoop Earring with Swarovski Crystals and Hishi

$64.00
Golden Column Ornate Dangle Earring with Green Czech Glass
Golden Column Ornate Dangle Earring with Green Czech Glass

Golden Column Ornate Dangle Earring with Green Czech Glass

$64.00
Sun and Sky Dangle Earring with Turquoise Czech Glass
Sun and Sky Dangle Earring with Turquoise Czech Glass

Sun and Sky Dangle Earring with Turquoise Czech Glass

$50.00
Minimalist Dangle Earring with Green Czech Glass
Minimalist Dangle Earring with Green Czech Glass
Minimalist Dangle Earring with Green Czech Glass
Minimalist Dangle Earring with Green Czech Glass

Minimalist Dangle Earring with Green Czech Glass

$54.00

Shop Handmade African Necklaces

Celebrate your creative spirit and make dressing up a journey by wearing a stunning fair trade necklace handcrafted by talented African artisans.

F.R.E.E. Woman Zambian Copper Viridian Leaf Necklace Default Title
F.R.E.E. Woman Zambian Copper Viridian Leaf Necklace
F.R.E.E. Woman Zambian Copper Viridian Leaf Necklace Default Title
F.R.E.E. Woman Zambian Copper Viridian Leaf Necklace Default Title
F.R.E.E. Woman Zambian Copper Viridian Leaf Necklace
F.R.E.E. Woman Zambian Copper Viridian Leaf Necklace Default Title

F.R.E.E. Woman Zambian Copper Viridian Leaf Necklace

$88.00
F.R.E.E. Woman Copper and Silver Disc Necklace
F.R.E.E. Woman Copper and Silver Disc Necklace
F.R.E.E. Woman Copper and Silver Disc Necklace
F.R.E.E. Woman Copper and Silver Disc Necklace
F.R.E.E. Woman Copper and Silver Disc Necklace
F.R.E.E. Woman Copper and Silver Disc Necklace
F.R.E.E. Woman Copper and Silver Disc Necklace
F.R.E.E. Woman Copper and Silver Disc Necklace

F.R.E.E. Woman Copper and Silver Disc Necklace

$68.00
Red, White and Blue Heishi Bead Necklace from Ghana
Red, White and Blue Heishi Bead Necklace from Ghana
Red, White and Blue Heishi Bead Necklace from Ghana
Red, White and Blue Heishi Bead Necklace from Ghana

Red, White and Blue Heishi Bead Necklace from Ghana

$74.00
Zulugrass for Wine Lovers Set of Three Default Title
Zulugrass for Wine Lovers Set of Three
Zulugrass for Wine Lovers Set of Three Default Title
Zulugrass for Wine Lovers Set of Three

Zulugrass for Wine Lovers Set of Three

$28.00

Shop Handmade African Bracelets

Whether simple or dramatic, our handmade fair trade African bracelets wrap your wrist with uncommon, eye-catching artisanal art.

24k Gold Hishi Bracelet with Blue Glass Beads
24k Gold Hishi Bracelet with Blue Glass Beads
24k Gold Hishi Bracelet with Blue Glass Beads
24k Gold Hishi Bracelet with Blue Glass Beads
24k Gold Hishi Bracelet with Blue Glass Beads
24k Gold Hishi Bracelet with Blue Glass Beads

24k Gold Hishi Bracelet with Blue Glass Beads

$58.00
24k Gold Hishi Bracelet with Orange Glass Beads
24k Gold Hishi Bracelet with Orange Glass Beads

24k Gold Hishi Bracelet with Orange Glass Beads

$58.00
24k Gold Hishi Bracelet with Green Glass Beads
24k Gold Hishi Bracelet with Green Glass Beads
24k Gold Hishi Bracelet with Green Glass Beads
24k Gold Hishi Bracelet with Green Glass Beads
24k Gold Hishi Bracelet with Green Glass Beads
24k Gold Hishi Bracelet with Green Glass Beads

24k Gold Hishi Bracelet with Green Glass Beads

$58.00
Protect a Child from Malaria South African Relate Cause Bracelet
Protect a Child from Malaria South African Relate Cause Bracelet
Protect a Child from Malaria South African Relate Cause Bracelet
Protect a Child from Malaria South African Relate Cause Bracelet
Protect a Child from Malaria South African Relate Cause Bracelet
Protect a Child from Malaria South African Relate Cause Bracelet
Protect a Child from Malaria South African Relate Cause Bracelet
Protect a Child from Malaria South African Relate Cause Bracelet
Protect a Child from Malaria South African Relate Cause Bracelet
Protect a Child from Malaria South African Relate Cause Bracelet

Protect a Child from Malaria South African Relate Cause Bracelet

$10.00

Shop African Limited Edition Jewelry

Showcase your unique style with limited edition, fair trade jewelry from Africa!

Golden Column Ornate Dangle Earring with Green Czech Glass
Golden Column Ornate Dangle Earring with Green Czech Glass

Golden Column Ornate Dangle Earring with Green Czech Glass

$64.00
Sun and Sky Dangle Earring with Turquoise Czech Glass
Sun and Sky Dangle Earring with Turquoise Czech Glass

Sun and Sky Dangle Earring with Turquoise Czech Glass

$50.00
Minimalist Dangle Earring with Green Czech Glass
Minimalist Dangle Earring with Green Czech Glass
Minimalist Dangle Earring with Green Czech Glass
Minimalist Dangle Earring with Green Czech Glass

Minimalist Dangle Earring with Green Czech Glass

$54.00
Gold Hammered Hoop Earring with Swarovski Crystals and Hishi
Gold Hammered Hoop Earring with Swarovski Crystals and Hishi
Gold Hammered Hoop Earring with Swarovski Crystals and Hishi
Gold Hammered Hoop Earring with Swarovski Crystals and Hishi

Gold Hammered Hoop Earring with Swarovski Crystals and Hishi

$64.00

The Leakey Collection Earrings

Crafted in the heart of the Rift Valley, The Leakey Collection's Zulugrass Earring Collection helps uplift rural Maasai communities. The Leakey Collection has focused on zulugrass bracelets and jewelry in Kenya since 2002.

Diani Sea Glass Zulugrass Fringe Earrings Default Title
Diani Sea Glass Zulugrass Fringe Earrings Default Title
Diani Sea Glass Zulugrass Fringe Earrings Default Title
Diani Sea Glass Zulugrass Fringe Earrings Default Title

Diani Sea Glass Zulugrass Fringe Earrings

$24.00
Crimson Shuka Zulugrass Fringe Earrings Default Title
Crimson Shuka Zulugrass Fringe Earrings Default Title
Crimson Shuka Zulugrass Fringe Earrings Default Title
Crimson Shuka Zulugrass Fringe Earrings Default Title

Crimson Shuka Zulugrass Fringe Earrings

$24.00
Great Migration Zulugrass Fringe Earrings Default Title
Great Migration Zulugrass Fringe Earrings Default Title
Great Migration Zulugrass Fringe Earrings Default Title
Great Migration Zulugrass Fringe Earrings Default Title

Great Migration Zulugrass Fringe Earrings

$24.00
Jacaranda Blossoms Zulugrass Fringe Earrings Default Title
Jacaranda Blossoms Zulugrass Fringe Earrings Default Title
Jacaranda Blossoms Zulugrass Fringe Earrings Default Title
Jacaranda Blossoms Zulugrass Fringe Earrings Default Title

Jacaranda Blossoms Zulugrass Fringe Earrings

$24.00

The Leakey Collection Necklaces

Crafted in the heart of the Rift Valley, The Leakey Collection's Zulugrass Necklace Collection helps uplift rural Maasai communities. The Leakey Collection has focused on zulugrass necklaces and jewelry in Kenya since 2002.

Snorkeling in Watamu Six Strands Zulugrass Default Title
Snorkeling in Watamu Six Strands Zulugrass Default Title
Snorkeling in Watamu Six Strands Zulugrass Default Title
Snorkeling in Watamu Six Strands Zulugrass Default Title
Snorkeling in Watamu Six Strands Zulugrass Default Title
Snorkeling in Watamu Six Strands Zulugrass Default Title

Snorkeling in Watamu Six Strands Zulugrass

$48.00
Potpourri Multi-Strand Zulugrass Necklace Default Title
Potpourri Multi-Strand Zulugrass Necklace Default Title
Potpourri Multi-Strand Zulugrass Necklace Default Title
Potpourri Multi-Strand Zulugrass Necklace
Potpourri Multi-Strand Zulugrass Necklace Default Title
Potpourri Multi-Strand Zulugrass Necklace Default Title
Potpourri Multi-Strand Zulugrass Necklace Default Title
Potpourri Multi-Strand Zulugrass Necklace

Potpourri Multi-Strand Zulugrass Necklace

$38.00
Rise Up Multi-Strand Cause Necklace Default Title
Rise Up Multi-Strand Cause Necklace Default Title
Rise Up Multi-Strand Cause Necklace Default Title
Rise Up Multi-Strand Cause Necklace Default Title
Rise Up Multi-Strand Cause Necklace Default Title
Rise Up Multi-Strand Cause Necklace Default Title
Rise Up Multi-Strand Cause Necklace Default Title
Rise Up Multi-Strand Cause Necklace Default Title

Rise Up Multi-Strand Cause Necklace

$42.00
Watamu Multi-Strand Zulugrass Necklace Default Title
Watamu Multi-Strand Zulugrass Necklace Default Title
Watamu Multi-Strand Zulugrass Necklace Default Title
Watamu Multi-Strand Zulugrass Necklace
Watamu Multi-Strand Zulugrass Necklace Default Title
Watamu Multi-Strand Zulugrass Necklace Default Title
Watamu Multi-Strand Zulugrass Necklace Default Title
Watamu Multi-Strand Zulugrass Necklace

Watamu Multi-Strand Zulugrass Necklace

$38.00

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Handmade African Jewelry Bracelets & Necklaces

We're Ape About Chimpanzees South African Relate Cause Bracelet. We love this bracelet!

Patrick B.

Chimpanzees South African Relate Cause Bracelet

Handmade African Apparel & Hats

 I saw this hat on a random page and searched and searched until I found it on your site. I wore it every single day on my first trip to California. I LOVE this hat!!! AND I LOVE this awesome company and plan to make many more purchases! A fan for life!

Christina W.

Black Wide Brimmed Elephant Grass Bolga Sun Hat

Handmade African Handbags & Jewlery

I will be giving these pouches to 2 women in my family who are getting married.  I love the sentiment of the saying and i know they will, too.  The pouches are beautiful and also, practical and durable.  I am sure they will use them for many years to come.

Marilu K.

"When One is in Love" African Proverb Flat Pouch

Handmade African Jewelry & Accessories

Delicate, attractive, comforting and well crafted, the adjustable feature is a real plus. Thank you!

Jim C..

Zulugrass Adjustable Wire Hoop Bracelet Four Colors Available

Handmade African Jewelry & Accessories

Love these bracelets!! I have worn them for years. I mix them up and wear multiple colors at a time. I work, play and live in them. I never take them off. I love telling people about the cause when they compliment me on them.

Pamela B.

Zulugrass for Romantics Set of Three

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The Leakey Collection Bracelets

Crafted in the heart of the Rift Valley, The Leakey Collection's Zulugrass Bracelet Collection helps uplift rural Maasai communities. The Leakey Collection has focused on zulugrass bracelets and jewelry in Kenya since 2002.

Zulugrass for Beachcombers Set of Three Default Title
Zulugrass for Beachcombers Set of Three Default Title
Zulugrass for Beachcombers Set of Three Default Title
Zulugrass for Beachcombers Set of Three Default Title

Zulugrass for Beachcombers Set of Three

$28.00
Women-Owned Cause Bracelet
Women-Owned Cause Bracelet
Women-Owned Cause Bracelet
Women-Owned Cause Bracelet
Women-Owned Cause Bracelet
Women-Owned Cause Bracelet

Women-Owned Cause Bracelet

$15.00
Compassion Zulugrass Cause Bracelet
Compassion Zulugrass Cause Bracelet
Compassion Zulugrass Cause Bracelet
Compassion Zulugrass Cause Bracelet

Compassion Zulugrass Cause Bracelet

$14.00
Cinnabar Multi-Strand Zulugrass Bracelet Default Title
Cinnabar Multi-Strand Zulugrass Bracelet Default Title
Cinnabar Multi-Strand Zulugrass Bracelet
Cinnabar Multi-Strand Zulugrass Bracelet Default Title
Cinnabar Multi-Strand Zulugrass Bracelet Default Title
Cinnabar Multi-Strand Zulugrass Bracelet

Cinnabar Multi-Strand Zulugrass Bracelet

$24.00

Shop African Handbags & Totes

Sisal, elephant grass, upcycled plastic, leather, raffia, & mudcloth... choose your favorite material in our selection of fair trade handbags and totes! Each bag is handmade by artisans in Africa.

Midnight Blue Shopper with Black Leather Handles Default Title
Midnight Blue Shopper with Black Leather Handles Default Title
Midnight Blue Shopper with Black Leather Handles Default Title
Midnight Blue Shopper with Black Leather Handles Default Title
Midnight Blue Shopper with Black Leather Handles Default Title
Midnight Blue Shopper with Black Leather Handles Default Title
Midnight Blue Shopper with Black Leather Handles Default Title
Midnight Blue Shopper with Black Leather Handles Default Title
Midnight Blue Shopper with Black Leather Handles Default Title
Midnight Blue Shopper with Black Leather Handles Default Title

Midnight Blue Shopper with Black Leather Handles

$64.00
Natural Striped Shopper with Black Leather Handles Default Title
Natural Striped Shopper with Black Leather Handles Default Title
Natural Striped Shopper with Black Leather Handles Default Title
Natural Striped Shopper with Black Leather Handles Default Title
Natural Striped Shopper with Black Leather Handles Default Title
Natural Striped Shopper with Black Leather Handles Default Title
Natural Striped Shopper with Black Leather Handles Default Title
Natural Striped Shopper with Black Leather Handles Default Title
Natural Striped Shopper with Black Leather Handles Default Title
Natural Striped Shopper with Black Leather Handles Default Title
Natural Striped Shopper with Black Leather Handles Default Title
Natural Striped Shopper with Black Leather Handles Default Title

Natural Striped Shopper with Black Leather Handles

$64.00
Cobalt Volta Wing Shopper with Leather Handles
Cobalt Volta Wing Shopper with Leather Handles
Cobalt Volta Wing Shopper with Leather Handles
Cobalt Volta Wing Shopper with Leather Handles
Cobalt Volta Wing Shopper with Leather Handles
Cobalt Volta Wing Shopper with Leather Handles
Cobalt Volta Wing Shopper with Leather Handles
Cobalt Volta Wing Shopper with Leather Handles
Cobalt Volta Wing Shopper with Leather Handles
Cobalt Volta Wing Shopper with Leather Handles

Cobalt Volta Wing Shopper with Leather Handles

$64.00
Pumpkin Color Block Wing Shopper with Leather Handles
Pumpkin Color Block Wing Shopper with Leather Handles
Pumpkin Color Block Wing Shopper with Leather Handles
Pumpkin Color Block Wing Shopper with Leather Handles
Pumpkin Color Block Wing Shopper with Leather Handles
Pumpkin Color Block Wing Shopper with Leather Handles

Pumpkin Color Block Wing Shopper with Leather Handles

$64.00

Shop African Made Hats & Accessories

Sun protection is covered with our sturdy, hand-woven Ghanaian elephant grass sun hats, Kitenge hats from East Africa, and children’s hats sewn by women in Malawi. Sundry items include fans, journals, and handmade cards to round out this collection.

Wide Brim Grass Hat with Colorful Band & Leather Strap
Wide Brim Grass Hat with Colorful Band & Leather Strap
Wide Brim Grass Hat with Colorful Band & Leather Strap
Wide Brim Grass Hat with Colorful Band & Leather Strap

Wide Brim Grass Hat with Colorful Band & Leather Strap

$44.00
Short Brimmed Hat in Assorted Designs
Short Brimmed Hat in Assorted Designs
Short Brimmed Hat in Assorted Designs
Short Brimmed Hat in Assorted Designs
Short Brimmed Hat in Assorted Designs
Short Brimmed Hat in Assorted Designs

Short Brimmed Hat in Assorted Designs

$38.00
Ember
Ember
Ember
Ember

Ember "Reflect Your Hopes" Nelson Mandela Pouch

$24.00
AMELIA HIDING Poppy
AMELIA HIDING Poppy
AMELIA HIDING Poppy
AMELIA HIDING Poppy

Poppy "A Winner is a Dreamer" Nelson Mandela Pouch

$24.00

Shop African Made Apparel

Fair trade apparel, handcrafted scarves and shawls and more.

Stella Silk & Cotton Shawl with Smoky Gray Border Default Title
Stella Silk & Cotton Shawl with Smoky Gray Border Default Title
Stella Silk & Cotton Shawl with Smoky Gray Border Default Title
Stella Silk & Cotton Shawl with Smoky Gray Border Default Title
Stella Silk & Cotton Shawl with Smoky Gray Border
Stella Silk & Cotton Shawl with Smoky Gray Border Default Title
Stella Silk & Cotton Shawl with Smoky Gray Border Default Title
Stella Silk & Cotton Shawl with Smoky Gray Border Default Title
Stella Silk & Cotton Shawl with Smoky Gray Border Default Title
Stella Silk & Cotton Shawl with Smoky Gray Border

Stella Silk & Cotton Shawl with Smoky Gray Border

$56.00
Dove Ethiopian Cotton Gabi Default Title
Dove Ethiopian Cotton Gabi Default Title
Dove Ethiopian Cotton Gabi Default Title
Dove Ethiopian Cotton Gabi Default Title
Dove Ethiopian Cotton Gabi Default Title
Dove Ethiopian Cotton Gabi Default Title
Dove Ethiopian Cotton Gabi Default Title
Dove Ethiopian Cotton Gabi Default Title

Dove Ethiopian Cotton Gabi

$108.00
Ocean Blue Ethiopian Cotton Gabi Default Title
Ocean Blue Ethiopian Cotton Gabi Default Title
Ocean Blue Ethiopian Cotton Gabi Default Title
Ocean Blue Ethiopian Cotton Gabi Default Title
Ocean blue cotton gabi, folded in half and worn on a model
Ocean Blue Ethiopian Cotton Gabi Default Title
Ocean Blue Ethiopian Cotton Gabi Default Title
Ocean Blue Ethiopian Cotton Gabi Default Title
Ocean Blue Ethiopian Cotton Gabi Default Title
Ocean blue cotton gabi, folded in half and worn on a model

Ocean Blue Ethiopian Cotton Gabi

$108.00
Pastel Rose Ethiopian Cotton Gabi Default Title
Pastel Rose Ethiopian Cotton Gabi Default Title
Pastel Rose Ethiopian Cotton Gabi Default Title
Pastel Rose Ethiopian Cotton Gabi Default Title
Pastel Rose Ethiopian Cotton Gabi Default Title
Pastel Rose Ethiopian Cotton Gabi Default Title
Pastel Rose Ethiopian Cotton Gabi Default Title
Pastel Rose Ethiopian Cotton Gabi Default Title

Pastel Rose Ethiopian Cotton Gabi

$108.00

Shop Skin Care Products

Sustainably harvested and gently cold-pressed, our all-natural fair trade shea butter and marula oil African skin care products nourish dry skin.

East African Wild-Harvested Marula Facial Oil
East African Wild-Harvested Marula Facial Oil
East African Wild-Harvested Marula Facial Oil
East African Wild-Harvested Marula Facial Oil
East African Wild-Harvested Marula Facial Oil
East African Wild-Harvested Marula Facial Oil
East African Wild-Harvested Marula Facial Oil
East African Wild-Harvested Marula Facial Oil

East African Wild-Harvested Marula Facial Oil

$38.00
Mayan Gold Sudanese Virgin Shea Butter
Mayan Gold Sudanese Virgin Shea Butter
Mayan Gold Sudanese Virgin Shea Butter
Mayan Gold Sudanese Virgin Shea Butter

Mayan Gold Sudanese Virgin Shea Butter

$18.50
Pure Unscented Lulu Life Sudanese Shea Butter
Lulu Life Virgin Sudanese Shea Butter - Skin Care Handmade in Africa - Swahili Modern - 1
Pure Unscented Lulu Life Sudanese Shea Butter
Lulu Life Virgin Sudanese Shea Butter - Skin Care Handmade in Africa - Swahili Modern - 1

Pure Unscented Lulu Life Sudanese Shea Butter

$18.50
Lulu Delight Sudanese Virgin Shea Butter
Lulu Delight Sudanese Virgin Shea Butter
Lulu Delight Sudanese Virgin Shea Butter
Lulu Delight Sudanese Virgin Shea Butter

Lulu Delight Sudanese Virgin Shea Butter

$18.50

Shop African Ghanaian Hand Fans

Stay cool with this array of artfully crafted, fair trade fans!

Ghanaian Elephant Grass Fan with a Leather Handle
Ghanaian Elephant Grass Fan with a Leather Handle
Ghanaian Elephant Grass Fan with a Leather Handle
Ghanaian Elephant Grass Fan with a Leather Handle

Ghanaian Elephant Grass Fan with a Leather Handle

$28.00
Iris Canopy Ankara Cloth and Leather Folding Fan
Iris Canopy Ankara Cloth and Leather Folding Fan
Iris Canopy Ankara Cloth and Leather Folding Fan
Iris Canopy Ankara Cloth and Leather Folding Fan

Iris Canopy Ankara Cloth and Leather Folding Fan

$24.00