This fair trade home and lifestyle brand have had long-term partnerships with talented artisans in Ethiopia, Guatemala, and Kenya, and Zimbabwe who work in women-led small businesses. By developing healthy, sustainable, and profitable partnerships, they are able to bring artisanal handcrafted pieces to a global market. These artisans create beautifully unique natural fiber handspun and hand-woven textiles and baskets.
Employing a longstanding and rich traditional art form, these artisans spin and weave 100% locally grown environmentally friendly high-quality fibers. Over the last 20 years, Jane has built an expansive artisan network that touches all corners of Zimbabwe. She leads a team of up to 5,000 women working in everything from weaving to furniture and their pieces have featured prominently in the world’s most exclusive hotels. Jane’s commitment to her partners and community extends beyond just employment. To ensure that artisans are truly independent and empowered, she provides skills training and even gives guidance on growing sisal and ilala, some of the many natural fibers used in their beautiful work.
By creating a sustainable niche for these artisans, they help to ensure their craft supports the health, education, and economic stability of their families. They believe that conscious consumerism — in which the act of buying is also one of giving — is a powerful way to effect change.
- Fair Trade
- Supports Artisans
- Fair Wage
- Creates Jobs
- Creates Employment
- Prevents Poverty