Richard and Precious

Richard and Precious from Tatenda woven baskets

We are so honored to support Richard and Precious, a Zimbabwean husband and wife, who so incredibly make our baskets, placemats, handbags, and other woven products by hand. Richard was a teacher in Zimbabwe before the economic crisis forced them to seek opportunity elsewhere. Now based in South Africa, they create these products as a way to not only put food on the table, but also to help pay for their children's' education.

Definitely perfectionism does not exist but their products are made out of love and wholeheartedly, you can be the judge of that.

They use natural dye on the baskets, it's an ancient way Richard's mother used to do it back in the day because they didn't have access to buy paints. Thus they initially burn tinned containers, and boil them hence the colored water that's what they use on their products.