We are a small company investing in Africa’s growth and cultural affinity using responsible practices. Mandinka Home Shop believes in the agency of hardworking African artisans, producers, and export agents – that they hold the keys to their own personal success.
Mandinka Home Shop works toward the possibility of a sustainable network (promoting fair trade as the standard in commercial exchanges) between Africa and the world: providing fair payment to workers in developing nations, educating workers to increase their potential for advancement, developing products and processes that protect and conserve the natural environment. We model high integrity, acting in the best interests of our artisans and tribe members.
For us, the exchange of African goods is an intimate process. From raw materials to prints to finished goods, Mandinka Home Shop is thoughtful about how a design will be used and where it will be worn. Each of these pieces are made by hand, shepherded to completion by local craftspeople and family owned businesses in Africa.