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