Swahili African Modern
Meet the maker Swahili African Modern
Swahili African Modern showcases the brilliance of modern African design through an exquisite collection of artisan-crafted home decor. The Wolof women of Senegal, who are traditional, artisan basket weavers, hand-weave Swahili African Modern’s fair trade baskets and hampers. Their fair trade baskets and hampers consist of natural cattails and reeds, accented by colorful strips of plastic from used prayer mats. Swahili African Modern’s women artisans weave baskets from the comfort of their villages and receive well above the living wage. They help the Wolof women find a more secure market for their products and build greater prosperity in the region. As a result, women have become the primary source of income for their families and communities. Since Swahili African Modern began working in Senegal in 2008 they’ve helped the Wolof women sell thousands of their baskets to stores and individuals around the world. Swahili African Modern is fair trade certified by Fair Trade Federation.