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Our Mission

We pride ourselves on exceptional quality. From the initial concept formulated over 100 years ago to the final product, our attention to detail is second to none both with our weavers and final deliver. In an ever-evolving industry, Gitzell FairTrade has set the bar for innovation and delivery. Explore our site and see for yourself - we love our weavers' work and we’re sure you will, too.

 Our mission is to make weaving economically sustainable for producers.


Our Story

Zellipah, the founder,  initiated the idea of Gitzell FairTrade in 1998 when she came to the US to attend college and brought a suitcase full of souvenirs that she had had been gifted by her nieces in Africa. She  showcased the artwork at both craft fairs and festivals.  She then continued working with artisans from several African countries and supporting over 220 families. 


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Invite us to speak

Zellipah's passion is to educate, inspire and motivate. She has been invited to speak at local and global events. 

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Our Past Invitations

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How You Heard of Us

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Some of the Topics we share

  •  Social Ethical Entrepreneurship

  • Hands-on workshop

  • BIPOC Social Enterprise

  • Small Group Farming in Africa

  • An African Woman's Life

  • Fairtrade impact on improving livelihood

  • Zelli's Story

    • From weaver to distributor​

    • My immigration Journey

    • Others topics -Let us know

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