Africraft is a Tanzanian foundation set up in 2006. "Made by AfriCraft", its commercial branch is a charity which is currently being assessed for Fair Trade status.

Its main preoccupation is environmental protection, particularly by the "re-creating" original objects from recycled materials, like the candle holders made from glass bottles and from zinc. In brief: That's "upcycling" !

When I saw them on a market stall in Dar Es Salaam, I fell in love with them.
Simple, elegant objects which are both beautiful and functional.

I got to know Paul Buckendahl, a German like myself, the head of this foundation, who has lived in Dar es Salaam for several years and is involved with the development of craft workshops in the city.

Luck was definitely on my side as I met NZITO, another Tanzanian artist, in the same week ! Two very different collections, but both featuring original decorative objects and with the same creativity, expertise and respect for the environment.

These two meetings gave me the enthusiasm to sell their objects, which I firmly believe in, throughout Europe. Proof that recycling can also mean quality and beauty !

Discover decorative objects by AfriCraft in the "Candle holders & Candles" section.

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