Over 20 years ago, the founder of Swahili African Modern walked Nairobi’s vibrant city markets and fell in love with East African crafts and the men and women who create them. During the past two decades, Swahili African Modern has helped that love blossom into an extended family of creative artisans across Africa. Since their earliest days in Kenya, they have expanded their network of artisans to Tanzania, Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Uganda, South Sudan, Mali, Nigeria, Ghana, Burkina Faso, and Senegal. Swahili African Modern believes that adaptation helps traditional African craft forms thrive. They allow artisans to earn a living from the comfort of home by doing creative work, so they have an option beyond seeking work in the big cities. Through export, skills inherited through generations with deep-rooted cultural significance continue to bring meaning, stability, and a sense of pride to entire communities. All of Swahili African Modern's products are handmade and fair trade certified.