what we believe

Our Missionis to connect the incredible artistry and talents of East African Artisans to global markets using principles of fairness, dignity, and respect. We strive to support the creation of worker-owned cooperatives and provide continuing support through fair exchange and promotion of workers rights in the East Africa region.

our principles are to...

  • Leave the world better than we found it
  • Develop opportunities for women with fair wages and stable employment
  • Empower women who shape and continue beadwork traditions
  • Bring traditional East African women's craftsmanship to the global stage
  • Rebuke the history of colonialism
  • Collaborate cross-culturally with respect
  • Promote transparency and fairness
  • Decolonize American perceptions of Africa