Three months ago the house of Art in Tanzania in Dar Es Salaam opened its own fair-trade shop. Supporting the local artist that is in need to find new business strategies than just the usual market places with tens of competitors and their own artist the shop offers jewelry, clothing, paintings, interior design and music.
John who works as a gardener during the days maintains the shop. He is responsible of contacting the local artist and find the best sources for the shop. At the moment most of the shops customers are the volunteers and tourists coming to stay in the house of Art in Tanzania. In the future though the shop is planned to spread by online sales. At the moment you can already find some of the products in reilunetti.fi, which is a Finnish fair-trade channel. (Originally published on Oct 28, 2013)