After I glance rapidly at our assortment of Fair Trade Products & Gifts from Kenya, Africa the very first word you think of is whimsy. Vibrant and happy colors, bold and geometric shapes and a lot of buddies in the animal kingdom bring quick smiles. A closer inspection in the collection reveals pure innovation- a sensational rustic nativity created using sustainable blueberry fiber, adorable figures made from recycled aluminum soda cans and African jewellery made from collected porcupine quills. This can be a collection in which the beauty truly is incorporated in the details.
Most of the sculptures we feature from Kenya are created from Kisii Stone, a kind of soap stone found abundantly and just within the Kisii region of Kenya. The naturally white-colored stone is gorgeous in the natural color but additionally takes dye vibrantly, which makes it an excellent material for artisans to produce candle holders, bowls & dishes. Typically, Kisii is created having a knife much like a machete known as a panga. This will make it hands sanded and waxed for any smooth finish. From elegant stone sculptures to functional kitchen decor to the popular heart rocks, we believe Kisii Stone rocks!
Our favorite and all sorts of time best seller within our shop is our hand crafted toy known as a Galimoto. This unique Push Toy delights any age.
. We also carry hands created wood items like serving spoons, spreaders and wood hearts from Kenya produced from beautiful olive wood. Olive trees have a lengthy time for you to grow, and the entire process of pruning enables them to grow healthier. African artisans make certain with collect discarded prunings from olive wood trees and employ the attractive wood pieces which are both decorative and functional.
Purchasing Fair Trade products from Kenya helps the artisans make certain with to carry on living within their villages without having to visit the metropolitan areas looking for employment. Many Fair Trade groups employ women even though in Kenya standard is perfect for men to maintain the household and ladies to consider proper care of domestic chores. Bombolulu Workshops, among the greatest groups make certain within Kenya, gives steady employment to physically disabled artisans who’d well be not able to locate employment because of social stigmas. Each and every Fair Trade gift you buy constitutes a positive improvement in the existence of the artisan.
A taste of Kenya's hand crafted chocolate industry
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