| Fabulous weekend at Unravel in Farnham. Thank you to everyone who helped to make it such a great show. A brief respite before we head north to Edinburgh.|
More bolgas going on the site this week!
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, 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.