We only work with artisan groups who embody the principles laid out by the Fair Trade Federation, whether or not the group has gone through the costly and time-consuming formal certification process.
YOUR PURCHASE PROVIDES DIGNIFIED, SUSTAINABLE WORK TO OVER 9,000 AFRICAN ARTISANS
EMPOWERING ARTISANS THROUGH SUSTAINABLE JOB CREATION
FAIR TRADE ETHICS
Our artisan groups are committed seeing their communities thrive. Artisans receive a wide array of additional services and support - from clean water access to no-cost business training to interest-free loans.
Our artisan groups use locally available, sustainable, and recycled materials in production whenever possible. Environmental stewardship is a crucial part of creating conscious goods, and it is a step we pay close attention to.
MEET THE FOUNDER
I'm Caitlin, founder of Zeal Living. Originally from South Africa, I grew up surrounded by African innovation and creativity. I started Zeal Living as a way to connect you to Africa’s most incredible artisans, designers and makers.
My job is not only to source authentic, beautiful, high quality items for you, but also to ensure that the artisan groups we work with maintain the highest possible standard of fair trade ethics. It is critical that the lives of the makers, and the lives of those in their communities, are positively affected by the creation of your Zeal Living goods. After meeting the people behind our brands and hearing their stories, I could not be more proud to introduce you to them and the incredible items they make.
Zeal Living is about more than just home goods and accessories - it is an invitation to make a meaningful impact in the lives of artisans across Africa by bringing gorgeous home goods and jewelry into your life. We are so glad you are joining us on this journey!