Zellipah 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. The increasing sales ...
Our mission is to make weaving economically sustainable for producers.
At our company, 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.
GITZELL FAIRTRADE began their professional artistic journey when they appeared on the CITY art scene in 2006. Since then, they have participated in a number of collaborative projects and have exhibited their work throughout the world.Unlike many of their contemporaries, GITZELL FAIRTRADE is primarily self-taught and has their own approach to - and definition of - art. They believe in constantly taking risks and believe that inspiration can be found wherever they look. To find out more about their philosophy, feel free to get in touch.
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Topics she shares
Social Ethical Entrepreneurship
BIPOC Social Enterprise
An African Woman's Life
From weaver to distributor
Fairtrade impact on improving livelihood
My immigration Journey