World Market is a billion dollar division of Bed Bath & Beyond, the popular U.S. retail chain. In March 2016, the Hub seized on World Market's desire to diversify by introducing them to talented home decor and accessories producers in Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda. The buyers met 12 Hub-curated, export-ready vendors and witnessed production at five companies. The result: greater sales and exposure for talented East African businesses and beautiful, handmade products for U.S. buyers.
A Uganda Crafts 2000 employee showcases the company's standout product -- large colorful baskets. The above photo was taken at a Hub AGOA workshop last year.