|Woolfest will be held this Friday and Saturday in Mitchells Auction Centre, Cockermouth.|
We look forward to seeing friends old and new there!
Find us on Stand J212-213
As all of our items are unique, ordering on the website is suspended until we return from Woolfest on Sunday. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Welcome to our secure on-line shop where you will find a fantastic range of fairly traded products from producers across Africa; Incomparable ceramic buttons; Stitchmarkers from Mothers for All and Iziko lo Lwazi and a fabulous range of African baskets - Bolgatanga baskets from Ghana and Zulu baskets and Telephone Wire Baskets from South Africa.
Our producers are mainly women who are working to empower themselves and provide a living for their families, often under very difficult conditions which we can hardly imagine.
Ceramic buttons are all fully washable and suitable for a wide range of knitting, stitching and crafting projects. Stitchmarkers are gorgeous and a real treat for a friend or even yourself! Zulu baskets are fine examples of tribal art and a centuries old craft, Telephone Wire baskets in stunning colourways and designs will wow you and fabulous Bolgatanga baskets are the most useful basket ever - much more than a shopping basket!
Injabulo is a Zulu word for happiness and you can be assured that purchase of any of our beautiful products helps towards lives being changed for the better. The artists earn a wage far above the minimum. Many of them live in rural areas where there is very little work. A decent wage means that they can buy good nourishing food, pay for education for their children but most importantly hold their heads high and live with dignity.