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Contemporary home décor with an African flair -- East African designers showcase spring collections – Hall 10.0 A49 and Hall 10.1 B78

Published on January 31, 2018

Come meet the passionate artisans and designers behind some of East Africa’s finest home décor companies. The USAID East Africa Trade and Investment Hub is proud to support six East African home décor companies at this year’s Ambiente Trade Show in Frankfurt, Germany, February 9-13. The six exhibitors – from Tanzania, Kenya and Madagascar – will showcase their spring collections of handloom textiles, sustainable woods, printed cotton, traditional African prints and stone.

Fuhiya Kishimbo of CRACODE Quality Crafts in Tanzania has heard a lot about the postive outcomes from attending Ambiente. It’s been her dream to attend. Why should you visit her booth? She’s added modern touches and global appeal to traditional Tanzanian crafts. She has handloom throws, pillow cases, blankets and carpets. She uses locally available materials with an emphasis on recycling and environmentally friendly practices; and, she offers competitive prices.

Zohra Baraka of Mohazo in Kenya has been to Ambiente in the past and has found great success. She operates one of the largest handicraft companies in East Africa, with more than 20,000 Kenyan artisans ready to produce high-quality items on time and to specification. Mohazo is ISO certified and maintains a U.S.-based company for faster delivery. Looking for contemporary home decor items with an African flaire? Come check out her booth.

"It is exciting to attend Ambiente with our clients from Kenya, Tanzania and Madagascar.  I believe the European audience will be excited to see the innovative, attractive products we have to offer that complement a modern home furnishing assortment while also offering something new to their customers," said Llenay Ferreti, home décor and fashion advisor for the USAID East Africa Trade and Investment Hub.

Intrigued? Please visit us: Hall 10.0 booth A49, and Hall 10.1 booth B78

Companies exhibiting: CRACODE, Mohazo, Ivahona, Undugu, Women Craft and Kwanza