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Amarasti was started in March 2008 in Ezulwini, Swaziland. The vision behind starting the business was to provide an income for unemployed rural women. Only high quality DMC embroidery cottons or Pingouin Crochet cotton is used. All cottons are colour-fast and can be machine washed.

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(BAN-TWA-NA) was started in June 2013 by a pre-school teacher, Lungile Mbhamali. After a party for the preschool children, Lungile noticed there were lots of chip packets laying around, rather than throwing them away the concept came about to recycle them into pencil cases for the Children. This small idea changed into a business and ever since BAN-TWA-NA has created pencil cases, toiletry bags, shopper bags and soft toys. All these items are made out of recycled waste abd Afro-Fabrics


Childrens Cup is an NGO whose mission is to change the world for hurting and forgotten children, by giving them hope. There are 20 CarePoints all over Swaziland that feed over 5000 children daily. The children are given medical care and preschool education at the CarePoints. Skills training is offered to high school students on Saturday mornings and current products they make include jewellery and salad servers.


Golden Hands is a social business based in Swaziland that designs and creates hand knitted and crocheted garments and homeware that are made by a group of 100 dedicated and passionate women. These high quality, stylish products give a modern twist to the timeless art of knitting. Golden Hands respects ethical trading and aims to empower rural Swazi women by providing them with flexible work opportunities, sustainable income and skills training.


Imvelo Eswatini is a fusion of passion and creativity, tradition and modernity, social commitment and a love for Swaziland. Women from informal urban settlements carefully and lovingly craft each accessory by hand. Each piece is handcrafted from beginning to end by women:...

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Having studied architecture and interior design in Cape Town, South Africa, and Brighton, UK, respectively, Vimbai Kavhumbura is hooked on form and decoration. What started as a hobby has grown steadily, as people respond positively to Vimbais Hand Made necklaces and earrings... Swaziland. She wanted her designs to speak of the African aesthetic, which means working towards sourcing materials and inspiration locally and tapping into the rich tradition of making that exists in Swaziland.


Khokho is a new luxury accessories brand launched in 2014 with a collection of handbags. Iconic, soulful and authentic; Khokho embraces equality, collaboration, creativity and empowerment. Working in collaboration with Swazi weavers each piece is handmade and combines leather and woven basketry.


Since 1997 the sole owner of Leonard Weaving, Leonard Tfumbatsa has been in the weaving business. Years of experience have resulted in the most magnificent handwoven rugs and table runners of the highest quality. Customers can order custom pieces which can range from homeware to fashion accessories like scarves.


Lukhozi is an income-generation initiative which started in June 2013 to contribute to economic empowerment of Swazi women. Each Lukhozi bag is skilfully handmade by Swazi women, our artisans, using, which is plastic yarn made out of waste plastic packets. Lukhozi means eagle in Siswati. The eagle is the mightiest bird in the sky and symbolizes strength, courage and power, all the attributes that inspire our artisans as a women, mother, grandmother, wife, sister, daughter, aunt, niece and a friend.


Lupondvo Designs is a Malkerns based handcraft business run by Mdu Dlamini. Lupondvo means horn. Traditionally when there is a major event in a homestead a cow is slaughtered and horns mounted in the Kraal in remembrances of that special occasion. Seeing this tradition gradually being lost with the discarding of the cow horns, Mdu decided to preserve this through recycling of the horn to create contemporary, unisex accessories.


Middy fashions is inspired by African beauty. It is single handily run by Mildred Makahamadze. This fashion house is operating in Swaziland, Mbabane at Eveni, specialising in hand sewn home cushions, hand bags, kids and adult clothes, curtains and many more African inspired items...


This business started in 2003, the focus being the making of hand painted, screen printed and embossed handmade tiles. These are made to order according to the samples in the workshop or via email. Apart from the tiles, a variety of large pots, bowls and a small proportion of hand thrown tableware are available on order or at the SWIFT shop at the Ngwenya Glass Shopping complex.


Pachimana is an eco-hand weaving company specializing in fashion, home, office and outdoor essentials. With 11 years of experience Pachimana has grown from a hobby to a respected ecologically friendly weaving enterprise working with materials such as hemp, leather, t-shirt materials and tetra packs.


Pius and Sons is a woodcarving company which was created back in 1980 by Pius Mthupha. When developing the company, the only goal was to help orphaned and vulnerable children in the Nkomazi, Piggs Peak area to have access to education.


Simply Creams and Soaps is a cottage industry project begun in 2012 creating and selling unique face and body creams and soaps to customers in Swaziland, Mozambique and South Africa. All simply products are chemical and preservative free, natural and handmade.


The Swaziland Lowveld is a very poor rural region with few opportunities to gain income. Therefor in 2007 women of Big Bend Parish started a small project producing bible and hymnal covers for sale. The project has now grown with four new groups. Through the skills they learn , they are able to produce a variety of beautiful embroidered hand crafts.


The potters at Swazi Cermaics have a way with clay, creating a range of pieces that are intricately pattered in playful colours. In typical Swazi fashion, they have shared ideas and resources with fellow artists, resulting in a collaborative project with Gone Rural weavers and their exciting range of mixed media pots are to be found in the Gone Rural Shop


Thunderbolt brewery is Swazilands first craft Ale brewery. Founded in 2014, Thunderbolt looks to change the perceptions of beer in Swaziland and offer a unique quality product with a blend of innovation and tradition. Based at Malandelas complex in Mahlanya/Malkerns, Thunderbolt craft brewery is a small scale brewery that specialises in traditional ales made in small batches to ensure quality and aid innovation.


Zubani a siSwati word instructing more than one person to jump. It is intended to inspire anyone who has procrastinated in pursuing their dreams to get on with it and take the leap of faith. The company focuses on designing and sourcing clothing, accessories and home decor with the goal of creating sustainable solutions for the artisans we work with in Swaziland