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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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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 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
Women-Owned Multi-Strand Cause Necklace Default Title
Women-Owned Multi-Strand Cause Necklace Default Title
Women-Owned Multi-Strand Cause Necklace Default Title
Women-Owned Multi-Strand Cause Necklace Default Title
Women-Owned Multi-Strand Cause Necklace Default Title
Women-Owned Multi-Strand Cause Necklace Default Title

Women-Owned Multi-Strand Cause Necklace

$42.00
Serengeti Sunset Zulugrass Six Strands Default Title
Serengeti Sunset Zulugrass Six Strands Default Title
Serengeti Sunset Zulugrass Six Strands Default Title
Serengeti Sunset Zulugrass Six Strands Default Title

Serengeti Sunset Zulugrass Six Strands

$48.00

Shop Handmade African Bracelets

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

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
Celebrate Elephants South African Relate Cause Bracelet
Celebrate Elephants South African Relate Cause Bracelet
Celebrate Elephants South African Relate Cause Bracelet
Celebrate Elephants South African Relate Cause Bracelet
Celebrate Elephants South African Relate Cause Bracelet
Celebrate Elephants South African Relate Cause Bracelet
Celebrate Elephants South African Relate Cause Bracelet
Celebrate Elephants South African Relate Cause Bracelet
Celebrate Elephants South African Relate Cause Bracelet
Celebrate Elephants South African Relate Cause Bracelet
Celebrate Elephants South African Relate Cause Bracelet
Celebrate Elephants South African Relate Cause Bracelet

Celebrate Elephants South African Relate Cause Bracelet

$10.00
Leave a Legacy in Africa South African Relate Cause Bracelet
Leave a Legacy in Africa South African Relate Cause Bracelet
Leave a Legacy in Africa South African Relate Cause Bracelet
Leave a Legacy in Africa South African Relate Cause Bracelet
Leave a Legacy in Africa South African Relate Cause Bracelet
Leave a Legacy in Africa South African Relate Cause Bracelet
Leave a Legacy in Africa South African Relate Cause Bracelet
Leave a Legacy in Africa South African Relate Cause Bracelet
Leave a Legacy in Africa South African Relate Cause Bracelet
Leave a Legacy in Africa South African Relate Cause Bracelet
Leave a Legacy in Africa South African Relate Cause Bracelet
Leave a Legacy in Africa South African Relate Cause Bracelet
Leave a Legacy in Africa South African Relate Cause Bracelet
Leave a Legacy in Africa South African Relate Cause Bracelet

Leave a Legacy in Africa South African Relate Cause Bracelet

$10.00
Rhino Project South African Cause Bracelet
Rhino Project South African Cause Bracelet
Rhino Project South African Cause Bracelet
Rhino Project South African Cause Bracelet
Rhino Project South African Cause Bracelet
Rhino Project South African Cause Bracelet
Rhino Project South African Cause Bracelet
Rhino Project South African Cause Bracelet

Rhino Project South African 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

$16.00
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

$16.00
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

$16.00
Melt My Heart Handcrafted Porcelain Earrings Default Title
Melt My Heart Handcrafted Porcelain Earrings Default Title
Melt My Heart Handcrafted Porcelain Earrings Default Title
Melt My Heart Handcrafted Porcelain Earrings Default Title

Melt My Heart Handcrafted Porcelain 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.

Women-Owned Multi-Strand Cause Necklace Default Title
Women-Owned Multi-Strand Cause Necklace Default Title
Women-Owned Multi-Strand Cause Necklace Default Title
Women-Owned Multi-Strand Cause Necklace Default Title
Women-Owned Multi-Strand Cause Necklace Default Title
Women-Owned Multi-Strand Cause Necklace Default Title

Women-Owned Multi-Strand Cause Necklace

$42.00
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

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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
Serengeti Sunset Zulugrass Six Strands Default Title
Serengeti Sunset Zulugrass Six Strands Default Title
Serengeti Sunset Zulugrass Six Strands Default Title
Serengeti Sunset Zulugrass Six Strands Default Title

Serengeti Sunset Zulugrass Six Strands

$48.00

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

$60.00
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

$60.00
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
Natural Wing Shopper with Braided Brown Leather Handles Default Title
Natural Wing Shopper with Braided Brown Leather Handles
Natural Wing Shopper with Braided Brown Leather Handles Default Title
Natural Wing Shopper with Braided Brown Leather Handles Default Title
Natural Wing Shopper with Braided Brown Leather Handles Default Title
Natural Wing Shopper with Braided Brown Leather Handles
Natural Wing Shopper with Braided Brown Leather Handles Default Title
Natural Wing Shopper with Braided Brown Leather Handles
Natural Wing Shopper with Braided Brown Leather Handles Default Title
Natural Wing Shopper with Braided Brown Leather Handles Default Title
Natural Wing Shopper with Braided Brown Leather Handles Default Title
Natural Wing Shopper with Braided Brown Leather Handles

Natural Wing Shopper with Braided Brown Leather Handles

$60.00

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.

Natural Wide Brimmed Elephant Grass Bolga Sun Hat
Natural Wide Brimmed Elephant Grass Bolga Sun Hat
Natural Wide Brimmed Elephant Grass Bolga Sun Hat
Natural Wide Brimmed Elephant Grass Bolga Sun Hat
Natural Wide Brimmed Elephant Grass Bolga Sun Hat
Natural Wide Brimmed Elephant Grass Bolga Sun Hat
Natural Wide Brimmed Elephant Grass Bolga Sun Hat
Natural Wide Brimmed Elephant Grass Bolga Sun Hat
Natural Wide Brimmed Elephant Grass Bolga Sun Hat
Natural Wide Brimmed Elephant Grass Bolga Sun Hat

Natural Wide Brimmed Elephant Grass Bolga Sun Hat

$34.00
Blue Wide Brimmed Elephant Grass Bolga Sun Hat
Blue Wide Brimmed Elephant Grass Bolga Sun Hat
Blue Wide Brimmed Elephant Grass Bolga Sun Hat
Blue Wide Brimmed Elephant Grass Bolga Sun Hat
Blue Wide Brimmed Elephant Grass Bolga Sun Hat
Blue Wide Brimmed Elephant Grass Bolga Sun Hat

Blue Wide Brimmed Elephant Grass Bolga Sun Hat

$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
Bogolan & Leather Long Wallets from Mali
Bogolan & Leather Long Wallets from Mali
Bogolan & Leather Long Wallets from Mali
Bogolan & Leather Long Wallets from Mali
Bogolan & Leather Long Wallets from Mali
Bogolan & Leather Long Wallets from Mali
Bogolan & Leather Long Wallets from Mali
Bogolan & Leather Long Wallets from Mali
Bogolan & Leather Long Wallets from Mali
Bogolan & Leather Long Wallets from Mali
Bogolan & Leather Long Wallets from Mali
Bogolan & Leather Long Wallets from Mali
Bogolan & Leather Long Wallets from Mali
Bogolan & Leather Long Wallets from Mali
Bogolan & Leather Long Wallets from Mali
Bogolan & Leather Long Wallets from Mali
Bogolan & Leather Long Wallets from Mali
Bogolan & Leather Long Wallets from Mali
Bogolan & Leather Long Wallets from Mali
Bogolan & Leather Long Wallets from Mali

Bogolan & Leather Long Wallets from Mali

$38.00

Shop African Made Apparel

Fair trade apparel, handcrafted scarves and shawls and more.

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
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.

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
Vanilla Bean Sudanese Virgin Shea Butter
Vanilla Bean Sudanese Virgin Shea Butter
Vanilla Bean Sudanese Virgin Shea Butter
Vanilla Bean Sudanese Virgin Shea Butter

Vanilla Bean Sudanese Virgin Shea Butter

$18.50
Lulu Life Natural Mosquito Repellent
Lulu Life Natural Mosquito Repellent
Lulu Life Natural Mosquito Repellent
Lulu Life Natural Mosquito Repellent
Lulu Life Natural Mosquito Repellent
Lulu Life Natural Mosquito Repellent
Lulu Life Natural Mosquito Repellent
Lulu Life Natural Mosquito Repellent

Lulu Life Natural Mosquito Repellent

$24.00

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
Ink Blossom Elephant Grass Ghanaian Hand Fan
Ink Blossom Elephant Grass Ghanaian Hand Fan
Ink Blossom Elephant Grass Ghanaian Hand Fan
Ink Blossom Elephant Grass Ghanaian Hand Fan
Ink Blossom Elephant Grass Ghanaian Hand Fan
Ink Blossom Elephant Grass Ghanaian Hand Fan
Ink Blossom Elephant Grass Ghanaian Hand Fan
Ink Blossom Elephant Grass Ghanaian Hand Fan
Ink Blossom Elephant Grass Ghanaian Hand Fan
Ink Blossom Elephant Grass Ghanaian Hand Fan

Ink Blossom Elephant Grass Ghanaian Hand Fan

$28.00
Ankara Cloth and Black Leather Folding Fan
Ankara Cloth and Black Leather Folding Fan
Ankara Cloth and Black Leather Folding Fan
Ankara Cloth and Black Leather Folding Fan

Ankara Cloth and Black Leather Folding Fan

$24.00