HOW WE STARTED
GITZELL FAIRTRADE INTERNATIONAL was started from a suitcase of handmade souvenirs. Life took a different toll when the Zellipah migrated to Pittsburg Kansas as a student. With the souvenirs she brought from Africa, she saw the opportunity where she could support the artisans back in her home country of Kenya. She grew up weaving. A skill she obtained from her mother.
Gitzell FairTrade partners with each artisan group with what they are already crafting and helps improve the quality to meet the global market needs. We pay a fair agreed-upon price. Artisans use environmentally friendly and sustainable materials. Capacity building is also our strength. We work with artisans to develop different ways of adapting to the changing market. Working with artisans in Africa is both rewarding and socially ethical. It was no different when the COVID-19 pandemic hit.
We strive to Improve the Livelihood of Families in Africa.
Gitzell FairTrade carries a selection of hand-woven baskets, Home décor, hand-made jewelry, and a variety of zen gardens decor.
We are both wholesale and retailers and proud to be a member of the Fair Trade Federation.
Thank you for your support and for making many weavers' dreams come alive from your continued purchases.
We Bring relaxation and joy to your home. By Providing the best handmade fairly traded products from Africa
December 3rd-5th, 2021
Dec 3rd- 10am-6pm
Dec 4th- 10am-6pm
Dec 5th- 10am-4pm
@ 2099 Exchange Drive, ST Charles, MO 63303
Life took a different toll when the Zellipah migrated to Pittsburg Kansas as a student. With the souvenirs she brought from Africa, she saw the opportunity where she could support the artisans back in her home country of Kenya. She grew up weaving. A skill she obtained from her mother.
WHAT OUR BUYERS SAY
“I really like this fruit bowl - I got it to keep in my shop, to remind me to eat more fruit....the first thing I noticed was that it's made extremely well, which is unusual... it also has two sturdy loops built in so you can hang it on your wall for decoration. Shipping was also fast. I bought from this seller specifically because this is a fair trade item that benefits makers in Africa.”
— Sylvia, Online Buyer
BEST BASKET EVER!
“This is the second basket of the same design I've purchased. They're beautifully made and the leather handles are stitched perfectly. Very good looking!.”
— Sylvia, Online Buyer
Our Instagram buyer
Bought this as a gift for my sister. She loved it! Good sized basket and no issue getting it reshaped from the shipping box.