Did you know that I love supporting other small creative businesses in Ghana? In the past I’ve supported basket weavers, beaded sandals makers, batakari cloth weavers and bead jewellery makers from all across Ghana and indeed neighbouring countries. And I feel that it’s even more important for me to support these businesses now due to the huge impact that the current state of the world has had on them. Most of the creatives that I support are students who are recent university graduates but are unable to find jobs in their field of study. They have reframed this lack of opportunity as a challenge and have begun creating handmade crafts as a way to make ends meet. This means that each piece that I source is beautifully handmade.
Over the years I have come to build strong relationship with each of the these creative men and women. So when you buy a handmade in Ghana or Mali or elsewhere in Africa from Emerald & Wax, as well as supporting me, you are also supporting these amazing people. So thank you from me and from them!