Worker-owned, managed, and financed. The Swahili Coast Design is a partnership initiative to create lasting economic opportunities for artisans in East Africa. Their masterfully handcrafted jewelry and sandals, and textiles feature natural materials with unique designs. Swahili Coast supports their worker-owned co-op in Tanzania and Kenya through their fair trade business based in Wilmington, North Carolina. Their mission is to provide fair wages, safe working conditions, growing opportunities for women artisans, and create cross-cultural exchange. 80 percent of Swahili Coast’s co-op members are women.