Injabulo Blog

News & updates from Injabulo, a UK specialist supplier of Fairtrade African Baskets from Ghana and South Africa. Unique handmade baskets

Hello from the new owner of Injabulo!

Hello everybody. I am Lynne Mold, the new owner of Injabulo.  I am mother to four adult children, and Granny to five delightful granddaughters. I live in Leicestershire, not too far from the previous owners, Chrissie and Roger. I already have a small wholesale business, Koseli Handmade, which sells fairly traded hand made goods from Nepal, which I visited pre-pandemic a couple ...[Read More]

May Newslettter

https://mailchi.mp/e8f3d468d2ba/saying-farewell

Pebbles Project April Newsletter

Excerpts from the latest newsletter: HELLO 2021.. Our offices opened on the 18th of January after a restful break. We hit the ground running to prepare the staff and centres for reopening, only for the national government to delay the reopening of schools. However, all After School Clubs opened so the learners could receive their daily cooked meal and snack. Schools officially ...[Read More]

April Newsletter – Anticipating April Freedoms

https://mailchi.mp/4a9cad1aabd5/anticipating-april-freedoms

March Newsletter – Telephone Wire Collections

https://mailchi.mp/85df1296eca5/telephone-wire-basket

February Newsletter – Marching On

https://mailchi.mp/25391da74c4d/marching-on

Interview for Yarndale At Home 2020

In 2019 we won ” Best Stand” at Yarndale – here is the link to the feature about us https://yarndale.co.uk/injabulo-interview-2019-best-stand-winner/

Origins of Zulu Ilala Palm Baskets

Zulus have been weaving baskets for centuries.  Up until 1800 Zulu men did the weaving.  However European Colonial contact changed that when men were forced to work in the mines and women had to learn to weave and did so producing items for day to day use until about 1920.  Then as outside utensils ( cups, containers, pans) found their way to the most remote regions of Zulu lan...[Read More]

Authenticity

Recently we have seen more and more examples of “African Art” being produced in China and Vietnam and sold as such. Please be assured we only sell baskets that are produced in Africa and each of our baskets comes with an authenticity certificate showing where it was made and in some cases the name of the weaver.

January Newsletter 2

https://mailchi.mp/8cb814ff0614/e-is-for

January Newsletter

https://mailchi.mp/9230d03f64bf/new-year

News ( not particularly good news) from Rwanda

Given below is an extract of the latest update by Meg Jenkins (pictured above) who runs the project in Kigali but is currently in UK “There are further regulations imposed on the population, namely there is a curfew between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. Children over the age of 2 must wear a mask when outside and children under the age of 14 should stay at home. Everyone must wear a ...[Read More]

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