We Make Weaving Economically Sustainable for Producers

Gitzell FairTrade is a BIPOC, women-owned, US-based, fair trade home decor brand company.  We work with women weavers in Africa to produce hand-woven baskets for decor, shopping, and storage. Our mission is to make weaving economically sustainable for producers.
We are proud members of the Fair Trade Federation

We Started in 1998

From a suitcase of souvenirs


as a Retailer & Wholesaler


How We Started

The owner, Zellipah, began Gitzell FairTrade and showcased the artwork at both craft fairs and festivals. Zellipah continued working with artisans from several African countries and supporting over 220 families. The increasing sales at the craft fairs and festivals eventually led her to begin selling wholesale. 

Aside from Gitzell FairTrade:

Zellipah has taken the initiative to launch Project Gold finger during Kenya’s worst drought in 60 years. She launched this project with 16 ladies in her hometown of Ngorano, Nyeri. This grew to support over 100 families. The goal of the project is better to crop production through education and training.

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Nature Views

Meet some of our Dedicated Weavers
from Sub- Sahara Africa