Fair-Trade African Art, Furniture, and Textiles at Swahili Imports (Half Off). Two Options Available.

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In a Nutshell

Woven baskets, handcrafted sculptures, recycled art, and colorful textiles imported from artisans in nine African countries

The Fine Print

Expires 120 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. Valid in-store only. Not valid for sale items, CDs, or books. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $40 for $80 worth of fair-trade African art, furniture, and textiles
  • $20 for $40 worth of fair-trade African art, furniture, and textiles
  • See the online shop for potential items.

Swahili Imports

While living in Kenya, Leslie Mittelberg was amazed at the skills displayed by artisans and the vast variety of items that were sold in the community marketplace. After returning to the United States, she often longed for a way to access those rich textiles and beautiful sculptures, but found that very few African products made their way to the US. Guided by her passion, she began contacting sellers along the East African coast and encouraging them to export their wares. Today, she employs fair-trade policies to stock stores throughout the country, supporting artisans living in Kenya, Tanzania, the Sudan, Uganda, South Africa, Mozambique, Mali, Senegal, and Ethiopia.

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