“Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success.” — Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter
We are yet to find a quote that describes our journey better than this one!
To be precise, it took us 12 years to open Afrika Handmade, our home decor concept store at the Village Market, Nairobi. These intervening years saw us do a little bit of everything and anything – so long as we judged it a stepping stone to the grand vision – creating a space that could powerfully showcase authentic artisanal and design work from across the continent.
In the few years since we launched the store, we have had the immense privilege of meeting over 90% of our supply base in person. From East to West, North to South Africa, we have visited more than 19 Afrikan countries, sometimes travelling for days at a time inorder to meet our makers. This indeed forms the most special part of what we do.
And when our clients appreciate the products we bring back, our hearts are filled with pride and joy because we become the connector of two very special groups of people.
Suffice it to say, we loooooove what we do! And are very thankful for both our suppliers who are spread across the continent and customers who come from all over the world; because we are what we are because of who they are.
We look forward to more spectacular finds, flourishing business and personal relationships and a deepening passion for showing off the best of Afrika’s cultural heritage.
We are located at the Village Market, Limuru road, at the charming new space opposite the exhibition hall (old wing, 1st floor).