the process

Step 1

Design

Each Swahili Coast product starts right here in our Wilmington studio!

Our Creative Director leads the process, designing original products to be handmade in East Africa.

Step 1

Step 2

Collaboration

We share the designs with our partners in East Africa. Tony, our Swahili-speaking Production Director, travels to East Africa to work directly with the artisan team–matching our vision with handmade, quality craftsmanship.

Step 2

Step 3

Production

Our products are hand-cut, hand-beaded, hand-tooled, and hand-sewn by our skilled artisan partners.

Everything is made ethically in safe environments by fairly-paid artisans.

Step 3

Step 4

Transportation

We ship all of our products by air freight.

Step 4

Step 5

Share the Story

As a brand, we place our products in stores all over the world for you to discover–from your neighborhood surf shop to major retailers like Anthropologie.

Step 5

Step 6

Your Adventure Begins

Our products have a story that continues with you… what will your next chapter be?

Step 6
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