Gorgeous blue pottery necklace. Each bead in these necklaces is shaped by hand, by one of the 350 local women employed in Kenya by Kazuri. The beads are then polished and kiln fired, painted and fired again before being strung into a necklace.
These organic cotton fair-trade toys are made by the women of Kenana Knitters an organisation of knitters and spinners in rural Kenya. Sales from the knitted toys support these women and help to secure a better future for them. By purchasing a Kenana Knitters product, you are helping to empower women in a developing country and you have the pleasure of owning one of their adorable knitted creations.
Banana leaves are wrapped in richly dyed raffia to create these beautiful and useful fair-trade bowls from Uganda. They are a perfect size for a fruit bowl or can be used as a stunning decorative piece
Made by the women of the Kind Mothers Project, an association which was initiated by eight Ugandan mothers who felt touched by the plight of children living under difficult conditions in their country. . The money raised from the sale of these beautiful hand crafted items helps provide education and better future for these children
A delightful Christmas tree hand made from wool felt balls. Made by artisans from an ethical enterprise based in Nepal. This organization helps provide skills and literacy training to marginalised Nepalese women, which enables them to earn their own income and independence. The profits from the sale of these handmade felted products are returned to further expand projects in Nepal.
These beautiful, intricate wire trophy heads and sculptures are spectacular and would be a striking African testament in any modern decor. Thick galvanised wire is shaped by hand to form these animals and then finer wire is wrapped over the frame.ARTISAN CONNECT offers wholesale access to superb handcrafted, ecofriendly, fair-trade, African gifts, jewellery and home ware.
Jewellery made from recycled material is increasing in popularity. Some of the most beautiful beads used in this ecofriendly jewellery come from fair-trade producers in countries in Africa. Glass is one of the materials being recycled to make the beads used in this eye catching necklace.
These fantastic eco-friendly cards promote the sustainable use of natural resources, recycle material into unique products and assist artisans. Made by crafts people from the Kisumu Innovation Centre Kenya. Using recycled materials and invasive species from the wetlands around Lake Victoria in Kenya, to support themselves through their skills.
Tunga means needlework in isiZulu and is the inspiration for knitting a community closer together, creating art and improving lives.
Tunga studio currently works with over 30 local Zulu artists. This group produces needlework of meticulous perfection that is exported globally. Each artist brings their own unique perspective and creativity to her work.
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