We work with very talented artisans in Kenya. To see how some of our products are made, check out this video. To view more videos, visit our How It’s Made page. To learn about some of the artisans, visit our Artisan Stories page.
These colorful planters are a fair trade product handmade in Kenya. They are hand carved out of stone, sanded until smooth, and dyed. An artisan then uses a knife to etch the patterns into each planter. These planters do not have drainage holes and getting them too wet could damage the dye. They are best for air plants, succulents, faux plants, or to hold pens and other office supplies.
The wedding knot is a fair trade product handmade in Kenya. It is hand carved out of one piece of soapstone, sanded until smooth, and then polished. Since this product shows the natural colors of the stone, some color variations should be expected. One can often see shades of cream, gray, pink, and brown in the design.
The two loops of the wedding knot stand for a couple that has become joined through marriage, but remain two individual people. The sculpture is given to a couple on their wedding day with a blessing:
“May the union last as long as the stone from which the sculpture is carved.”