Supporting independent tradespeople, designers and sustainable business in The Gambia
Bringing you unique, handmade Gambian designs, accessories and jewellery.
Enjoy the colours, vibrancy and creations from West Africa.
We buy directly from the traders so we ensure that they receive the financial support they and their families need.
All products are made by hand.
We are always looking for new suppliers and tradespeople to support.
We are working with designers in Gambia to bring you the most unique designs.
Meet Neneh Sainey Secka - founder and creator of Lineage (inspired by African roots).
From each product sold, 25% of profits go to supporting charities for deaf, visually impaired and differently abled people in The Gambia.
See Neneh's story - https://www.facebook.com/DrEnoAmasiMaycock/videos/185830548733526/
We are working with silverman, Ebrima, from Bakau, The Gambia who makes all his jewellery by hand from genuine Gambian silver.
Ebrima supports his family from his stall and workshop in the Bakau tourist market.
Every piece is therefore unique and extra special.
Here's an example of our beautiful Africa pendant.
The Gambia, officially the Republic of The Gambia, in West Africa is entirely surrounded by Senegal except for its coastline on the Atlantic Ocean at its western end. It is the smallest country on mainland Africa.
The Gambia is situated on either side of the Gambia River, the nation's namesake, which flows through the centre of The Gambia and empties into the Atlantic Ocean.
Its area is 10,689 square kilometres (4,127 sq mi) with a population of 1,857,181 as of the April 2013 census.
Banjul is the Gambian capital and the largest cities are Serekunda and Brikama.
The Gambia shares historical roots with many other West African nations in the slave trade, which was the key factor in the placing and keeping of a colony on the Gambia River, first by the Portuguese, during which era it was known as A Gâmbia.
Later, on 25 May 1765, The Gambia was made a part of the British Empire when the government formally assumed control, establishing the Province of Senegambia.
In 1965, The Gambia gained independence.
The Gambia's economy is dominated by farming, fishing and, especially, tourism.
It is estimated that about a third of the population live below the international poverty line of US$1.25 per day.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gambia for more information.