Welcome to AfriCraft! We are a fair-trade organization on a mission to promote employment and income generation for poor communities through waste collection and recycling. AfriCraft started in 2004 with the vision of empowering youth groups in developing skills to transform livelihoods, support a sustainable future and circular economy by turning trash into treasure. Our story began in a home-based workshop with two employees but today, it stretches across Tanzania where we work with over 200 artisans to bring value to the trash and to give it a second life. Explore our diverse range of products and meet our producers who design and manufacture unique products.
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Our Vision is a society where the youth care positively about their environment and where perspectives for the future are provided through motivated capacity building in the circular economy for sustainable self-reliant living.
Our Mission is to develop and implement economically viable and replicable best practice cases by scaling deep production and income generation from recycling. Through capacity building for the youth, an improved living standard shall be achieved.
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We have been awarded the globally recognized seal of the World Fair Trade Organization as AfriCraft because we as a whole organization are 100% committed to the criteria of fair trade. WFTO is the world’s most important umbrella organization of actors who are fully committed to fair trade.
AfriCraft received the “ethical style” award from the world’s largest trade fair for consumer goods “Ambiente” in Frankfurt / Main in 2019. Sustainability is becoming increasingly important. More and more consumers are making sure that products are recyclable and that they meet social and ethical requirements.
At the largest national fair trade fair in Germany “Fair Trade” AfriCraft received the award “Zero Waste” in 2019. With this award, AfriCraft fulfils the criteria that are necessary to conserve resources and avoid food waste.
Handmade Crafts from Africa is our in-house branding. We introduced this certificate 30 years ago with our predecessor company AFRICA Art of the people before we were later fair-trade certified by the Weltladen umbrella organization.