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 of times a year.
However, I became increasingly interested in working with more of the many, mainly women, artisans I met when visiting countries in Africa. So, when the opportunity to buy Injabulo came up it seemed like an answer to my dreams; the arrival of my first orders of Bolga baskets and fans from Ghana made me so happy!
I will continue to run Injabulo as a separate company, buying from Chrissie’s original suppliers, but I also aim to buy from the small cooperatives I met when I visited Rwanda and Senegal, as well as establishing links in Tanzania, Kenya and Malawi. Rest assured that fair trade will always be at the heart of everything sold by Injabulo.
I intend to work hard to run the business as well as Chrissie and Roger did, and I look forward to meeting some of you when we can attend the fairs again.