Welcome to AfriCraft!where we are committed to promoting sustainable living and fair trade practices in Tanzania. Our organization, established in 2004 AD, has a mission to empower poor communities through waste collection and recycling. We believe that by providing employment and income generation opportunities, we can support a sustainable future and a circular economy.
Our story began in a small home-based workshop with only two employees, but today we have grown to work with over 200 artisans across Tanzania. We strive to provide our artisans with the necessary skills and resources to create unique, high-quality products from recycled materials. Our artisans put their talents to work turning trash into treasure and giving it a second life.
At AfriCraft, we believe that every person should have the opportunity to earn a fair wage for their work. As a member of the World Fair Trade Organization, we adhere to strict principles and practices that promote fair trade and sustainable development. By purchasing from AfriCraft, you can support our mission and contribute to the economic development of marginalized communities in Tanzania.
Explore our diverse range of products and meet the producers who design and manufacture them. We are proud to offer a wide variety of handmade crafts, including clothing, jewelry, home decor and more, all made from recycled materials. Thank you for choosing AfriCraft, where every purchase makes a difference in our community.
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.
Meet Our Management Team
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.