Artesan Profile: Ça Cartoone

With a strong passion for building things by hand, Françoise Hazel has combined her passion for interior design and sustainability to create Ça Cartoone : a recycled furniture company. After participating in a workshop on using cardboard to create furniture and home decor items in Guadeloupe, Françoise returned to her native Haiti to set up […]

Songa Designs launches the Basket Collection

An Artesan Gateway Alert! We recently caught up with our friends at Songa Designs to learn more about their launch of their new Basket Collection. Founder Sarah Sternberg, brought us up to speed on how the collection came about. AG: How did the Basket Collection come about? What prompted you to diversify your products? Handmade […]

Artesan Profile: Hands of Hope Artisan Carvers, Kenya

By Geoffrey Tamaro, Hands of Hope Artisan Carvers Hands of Hope Artisans Carvers Self Help Group (HHAC)is a registered charity in Kenya. The project was established in response to the tremendous number of vulnerable artisans, particularly women and youth. Located in the rural town of Tabaka,400km North West of Nairobi, the project’s goals are to […]

Sustainable Living – Artisan Made Home Decor

Get inspired this Spring with these great artisan made home decor products!   Sustainable Living – Artisan Made Home Decor by theartesangateway on Polyvore NAPKINS NAPKINS Ikat Hand Loom Tablecloths – (KT15001-2) Canteens San Angel (snack forks) – Amarella Triangle Copabu Wooden Bowl | Jimani Collections Triangle Copabu Wooden Bowl […]

Artesan Profile: GLO Creations, Rwanda

GLO Creations, a textile design company, founded by Gloria Kamanzi Uwizera in 2008, produces both fashion and home decor items.  Derived from the founder’s name, the brand aspires to design and create products that “glow”. With a small team of five, GLO Creations line of products include the following: t-shirts for kids and adults; men […]