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Our Mission

Swahili Coast's mission is to connect the incredible artistry and talents of East African Artisans to global markets using principles of fairness, dignity, and respect. We strive to support the creation of worker-owned cooperatives and provide continuing support through fair exchange and promotion of workers rights in the East Africa region. We commit to help tend the garden of social change planted by the proud women of East Africa long ago.

Our Principles
  • Leave the world better than we found it
  • Show that business can be a force for positive social change
  • Develop opportunities for women with fair wages and stable work
  • Empower women who shape and continue beadwork traditions
  • Bring traditional East African women's craftsmanship to the global stage
  • Collaborate cross-culturally with respect
  • Rebuke the history of colonialism
  • Decolonize American perceptions of Africa
  • Promote transparency and fairness
Our Mission

Swahili Coast's mission is to connect the incredible artistry and talents of East African Artisans to global markets using principles of fairness, dignity, and respect. We strive to support the creation of worker-owned cooperatives and provide continuing support through fair exchange and promotion of workers rights in the East Africa region. We commit to help tend the garden of social change planted by the proud women of East Africa long ago.

Our Principles
  • Leave the world better than we found it
  • Show that business can be a force for positive social change
  • Develop opportunities for women with fair wages and stable work
  • Empower women who shape and continue beadwork traditions
  • Bring traditional East African women's craftsmanship to the global stage
  • Collaborate cross-culturally with respect
  • Rebuke the history of colonialism
  • Decolonize American perceptions of Africa
  • Promote transparency and fairness
Coop Ladies Edited
Our Mission

Swahili Coast's mission is to connect the incredible artistry and talents of East African Artisans to global markets using principles of fairness, dignity, and respect. We strive to support the creation of worker-owned cooperatives and provide continuing support through fair exchange and promotion of workers rights in the East Africa region. We commit to help tend the garden of social change planted by the proud women of East Africa long ago.

Our Principles
  • Leave the world better than we found it
  • Show that business can be a force for positive social change
  • Develop opportunities for women with fair wages and stable work
  • Empower women who shape and continue beadwork traditions
  • Bring traditional East African women's craftsmanship to the global stage
  • Collaborate cross-culturally with respect
  • Rebuke the history of colonialism
  • Decolonize American perceptions of Africa
  • Promote transparency and fairness
Coop Ladies Edited