Our Artisan Partners


All of the products we sell are completely made by hand, with a lot of love. We carefully select the artisan groups we partner with in South Africa to ensure that each artisan is paid fairly and works in an uplifting environment.

Currently, we are working with 5 different artisan groups which collectively employ over 110 people, the majority of them women. Many of the artisans depend on their income from their work with these groups as the sole income for their entire family.

The artisans we invest in are...

  • On average, paid 2-3 times the minimum wage in South Africa for their work.
  • Paid in a timely manner. When work is completed, payment is made to them.
  • Part of uplifting work communities.
    All of the groups we work with offer other forms of support in addition to earning a living wage, such as access to interest-free loans (often to help pay school fees for their children), special skills training to improve existing skills or learn new ones, personal support, and more.

Read more about the artisan groups we work with...


BAOBAB BATIK
Swaziland 

Batik accessories and home decor

 


UKUTHUNGA HANDMADE
South Africa
Crochet safari animal teddies

 


NICK & NICHOL'S
South Africa
Handbags and accessories made from upcycled tire inner tubes

 


SHWE
South Africa
Cooler bags and handbags made with shwe shwe fabric & recycled materials


KAROOFELT
Baby booties crocheted from wool yarn & leather off-cuts