We work with a network of hundreds of artisan partners in 15 African nations to bring you handcrafted baskets, home decor, and unique gifts. Founded in 1995 and a proud member of the Fair Trade Federation.
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Leakey Collection Earrings
Leakey Collection Necklaces
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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.
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.
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.
These are actual photos and reviews from some of our happy customers.
We're Ape About Chimpanzees South African Relate Cause Bracelet. We love this bracelet!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Fair trade apparel, handcrafted scarves and shawls and more.
Stay cool with this array of artfully crafted, fair trade fans!