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About The Founder

Zellipah grew up weaving sisal bags, a skill she acquired from her mother. With the souvenirs she brought from Africa, she saw the opportunity where she could support the artisans back in her home country of Kenya. She now works with artisan from 6 African countries and over 220 families.  

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HOW WE STARTED

GITZELL FAIRTRADE INTERNATIONAL was started from a suitcase of handmade souvenirs from Africa.

Zellipah, the founder grew up weaving. A skill she obtained from her mother.  

Gitzell FairTrade partners with each artisan group/family with what they are already crafting and helps expand to global market. We practice the principles of fair-trade federation. Artisans use environmentally friendly and sustainable materials. Capacity building is also our strength. We work with artisans to develop different ways of adapting to the changing market. Working with artisans in Africa is both rewarding and socially ethical. 

Gitzell FairTrade carries a selection of hand-woven baskets, home décor, hand-made jewelry, and a variety of zen gardens decor. 

We are both wholesale and retailers and proud to be a member of the Fair-Trade Federation.

Thank you for your support and for making many weavers' dreams come alive from your continued purchases.

    Our goal is to Improve Livelihood of Families in Africa

      We bring relaxation and joy to your home by providing the best handmade fairly traded products from Africa