Goodie Odhiambo Director Goodies Interiors and Gifts
Goodies Interiors and Gifts was established in 2009. We strive to provide sustainable employment for craft artisans by developing the production and design of quality Kenyan handcrafts. We work with craft artisans to develop and create excellent quality decorative and functional handicrafts. Due to challenge of getting quality and well implemented products, I was forced to start working with the crafters on a one to one to help develop products, this has since grown to 3 quarterly training programs with 40-60 artisans at each training. Training involves product design & development, quality control, and marketing. This provided as with a healthy business relationship.
The training programs have also become an avenue to educate by partnering with other experts in different fields e.g health, finance, self development etc. The shop procures products directly from the handcrafters. Over 150 talented artisans create stunning works that are mostly sold locally. The handcrafters comprising men and women form our team who have a simple dream – to earn an honest living, to provide for their children and to be gainfully employed in a job that brings dignity and joy. Often referred to as 'Fair Trade,' our philosophy of helping to build a sustainable future is based on the principle that trade should have a conscience. Through Fair Trade artisans receive the respect, dignity and hope that comes from working hard and earning fair value for their work.
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