Ghanaian Woven Fans & Baskets | Meet the Artisans

Ghanaian Woven Fans & Baskets | Meet the Artisans

May 29, 2021

Our woven baskets from Ghana are made by a talented group of artisans based in the Upper East Region, under the Burkina Fasso border. The baskets are made with indigenous veta vera which grows abundantly in this hot, dry area...

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Kitenge Soft Animals Collection | Buguta Disabled Self Help Group

Kitenge Soft Animals Collection | Buguta Disabled Self Help Group

May 29, 2021

Handmade in Kenya by the Buguta Disabled Self Help Group, our colourful soft animals are sure to bring a smile to faces both young and old.  These cute little African animals are made in a small town called Buguta...

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Ghanaian Woven Rattles | Gilbert Gadede

Ghanaian Woven Rattles | Gilbert Gadede

May 29, 2021

Gilbert Gadede makes our lovely hand woven rattles from his workshop in Ghana. Gilbert, or 'Lofa' as he is known to his friends, studied Freight Forwarding in order to follow a career in shipping. However, he decided to help his brother with his handicraft...

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Ghanaian Masks & Mirrors | Meet Godwin

Ghanaian Masks & Mirrors | Meet Godwin

February 10, 2021

Our Ghanaian masks are produced by a small group of crafters, lead by our man on the ground, Godwin. Godwin has been working with the artisans since 2002 as part of an organisation but has since branched out independently and begun his own business...

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Zimbabwean Beadwork | Meet Jonathan Domingo

Zimbabwean Beadwork | Meet Jonathan Domingo

January 30, 2021

Jonathan - known as Jones - and his brother Bernard started their beadwork craft business in 1985. They began their business in Chitungwiza, just outside Hararein Zimbabwe. They started making wire toys for themselves and as time went...

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Illustrated Homewares and Gifts | Meet ARTHOUSE Unlimited

Illustrated Homewares and Gifts | Meet ARTHOUSE Unlimited

January 30, 2021

ARTHOUSE Unlimited is a collective of artists living with complex epilepsy and learning disabilities and difficulties who require different levels of support. The artists work alongside instructors in their studio in Godalming to create artworks...

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Luxury Chocolate | Meet Love Cocoa

Luxury Chocolate | Meet Love Cocoa

January 30, 2021

Love Cocoa launched in July 2016, founded by James Cabury, great-great-great grandson of John Cadbury who set up the infamous Cadbury's chocolate nearly 200 years ago. James' company revives the strong ethical foundations which initially inspired...

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Hand Carved Kenyan Soapstone | Meet The Artisans

Hand Carved Kenyan Soapstone | Meet The Artisans

January 26, 2021

All of our contemporary soapstone products are hand carved in Kisii, a small town in the South West of Kenya.  Our products are carved by a youth self help group,  started in 1996 and has 40 members. The young men and women craft our...

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Kenyan Wall Hangings | Meet Master Weaver, Julious

Kenyan Wall Hangings | Meet Master Weaver, Julious

January 25, 2021

I first met Julious in 2016 when he was working for a weaving group that Bee had discovered on a prior trip to Kenya. The night before our meeting there had been a huge thunderstorm. The dogs and hyraxes were going crazy outside as the wind lashed...

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Ghanaian Brassware | Gordon Frimpong & Kumasi Casters

Ghanaian Brassware | Gordon Frimpong & Kumasi Casters

January 20, 2021

We were first introduced to Gordon Frimpong through the British Museum. He has previously worked with the museum curating and advising on an exhibition
of Ghananian textiles...

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Little Travellers & Bunny Kats | WOZA MOYA

Little Travellers & Bunny Kats | WOZA MOYA

January 20, 2021

Whether it's the sweet Little Traveller pin brooches or the loveable Bunny Kats, everything made by Woza Moya is sure to put a smile on your face. Woza Moya (meaning Rise Up in Zulu) is a creative craft hub...

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Ghanaian Wax Cotton Fans | Joseph Ayelgasa

Ghanaian Wax Cotton Fans | Joseph Ayelgasa

January 20, 2021

Our range of colourful Ghanaian wax cotton and leather fans are expertly handmade for us by Joseph, also known as Kalala, a friendly local who runs a small business making fabric fans...

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