Karama for Christmas

Looking for perfect gifts for friends and family? How about getting them a gift that they'll love that also has a story? Here are a few of my favorite products, made with love in Africa by Karama artisans. I was able to watch all of these products be made last spring! 

Necklace- Made from melted shrapnel by HIV+ women. Read more here...

Cute Owls- Not only are these adorable gifts for children, they are made by a community deaf and physically disabled people in Tanzania. These artisans, who have been tossed aside by society are shown that they are valued and taught the skills to make beautiful products.

Scarves- perfect for a friend, sister or mom, made in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The process to create these is amazing, I got to see all the steps, from Ethiopian silk worms, to women spinning the silk into yarn, the yarn dyed all sorts of colors and finally woven into beautiful scarves.

Coconut Fiber Baskets- These stacking baskets are a lovely neutral to go in anyone's home and
have been woven by blind men on the island of Zanzibar.

Striped iPad Case- made by a sewing school for women in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania who are recovering from fistula surgery.

Notebooks- Made by the same artisans who make the owls! Perfect for a stocking stuffer.

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