Africa

BOTTLETOP

Designs by Bottletop are a work of art for the craftsman and consumer alike. Blending design with technique across cultures, Bottletop creates collections that celebrate true craftsmanship. A timeless ‘created by hand’ aesthetic. The creation of Bottletop products not only enhance the techniques of some of the most highly skilled artisans from around the world but our training programs enable others to join them, supporting themselves and their families in the process.

The Bottletop Foundation (100% funded by Bottletop) empowers disadvantaged young people to take control of their lives through health education and vocational training projects; in turn supporting their wider communities. We tackle sensitive issues including the prevention of HIV/AIDS, unplanned teenage pregnancy, substance abuse, gender inequality, low self-esteem and vocational skills deficits. Our vision is for all young people worldwide to be equipped with the necessary health education, transferable skills and self-confidence necessary to make healthy, informed choices and achieve their full potential.

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Mayamiko

Mayamiko is a lifestyle fashion brand that creates limited edition, beautifully cur Womenswear and tops in hand-picked and unique fabric combinations. Mayamiko offers on-trend, beautifully designed Womenswear fusing timeless shapes and a touch of colour, perfect for the modern minimalistic, fashion-forward woman, with a playful and eclectic side. With their timeless styling, the tops offer the modern, versatile, on-trend, global woman a fashion-forward, effortlessly individual and sustainable way to bring to life any look, from vintage jeans, party heels to the office suit – pick from bold African fabrics, subtle batik cottons or eternal plains, add a touch of organza, crochet or knitted details… Whichever your favourite, whether dressing down, dressing up, going out, to work or a party, you will always stand out and make an impression. Each Tee is made sustainably in our workshops in Malawi, Eastern Africa, where we train, employ and support disadvantaged members of the communities we work in.

Fabulous clothes made by fabulous people.

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Sancho’s Dress

Our sustainable shop is based in Exeter Devon, unlike shops that you may find on the high street we source clothing that is certified fair trade and is constructed from sustainable natural materials. In our shop we stock a carefully curated range of clothing, accessories and gifts from organic and fair trade producers. Online you can see the certification on each product page.

This season the shop houses a range of organic dresses, shirts jeans and accessories as well as contemporary jewellery and both wool and vegan friendly knitwear. When selecting items for the shop we are driven by sourcing high quality garments as well as unique designs with stories that make excellent gifts.

We, Kalkidan and Vidmantas, founded the store in 2014. Our inspiration grew in travels to developing countries such as Ethiopia where we saw first hand the effects of the fast fashion industry; low wages, mass dumping, social disruption and environmental destruction. Despite the disappointing nature of of the fast fashion industry we are realists and we know that the only way to provide the opportunity for sustainable development to millions of people around the world is through jobs. That is why we committed ourselves to bringing ethical brands, as well as starting out own brand Scarves For Sustainability, to provide more options for conscious customers looking to make a positive change.

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Edun

Founded by Ali Hewson and Bono, a modern, casual collection of clothing made using organic and sustainable materials. Edun’s aim is to with the aim to increase trade within Africa building the capabilities of local people to engage in international business to reduce poverty.

Ethnic Supplies

Fairly traded handbags, scarves and jewellery all made in Africa. After a visit to her native South West Uganda Ida Horner quit her job in London and set by ethnic supplies, to support women in Eastern Africa.

Silka

A modern fusion of Ghanaian and Western design; traditional Ghanaian fabrics are fashioned into smart dresses, suits and skirts by Ghanaian artisans. An amazing collection of prints and colours are available.

Kazuri

Kazuri’s hand-painted ceramic jewellery is made in Kenya. Every bead which makes up a necklace or bracelet is shaped by hand by one of the 300 local women employed by Kazuri

Dubaruba

DUBARUBA is a platform for the finest contemporary African and Africa-inspired products.  Most of the products are unique handmade items that come from small producers. Some have already attained a modicum of renown in their respective countries or internationally, while others are new or have not yet been discovered internationally but are ready to be discovered

Slumlove Sweater Company

Slumlove Sweater Company was created in order to provide jobs + education for people living in the Kibera slum, Kenya. Our goal as a company is not to sell clothing as cheaply and quickly as possible, but to provide a way for consumers to partner with us and help make the world a better place.

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