Fahari - To have a sense of Pride
Fahari - To have a sense of Pride
Intricate detailing of one of our beautiful leather bags, trimmed with ukili Habiba & Salama in deep concentration working with ukili - dyed and pain-stakingly plaited palm leaf Habiba carefully handcrafts local leather onto the ukili Faida & Mwajuma at work using dyed ukili in our previous workshop, the rooftop of Julie's apartment... Our new open Workshop & Retail space - Fahari, Stone Town, Zanzibar Inside our shop at 62 Kenyatta Road, Stone Town, Zanzibar Close up showing our ukili (dyed and plaited palm leaf) with carefully selected African leathers Julie trains women, for free, in the skill of Silver Jewellery making; creating mother pearl from locally farmed Oyster shell Ukili - hand-dyed and pain-stakingly plaited palm leaf

Fahari Zanzibar

Fahari is a Social Enterprise making high quality bags, jewellery and accessories on the island of Zanzibar, taking inspiration from the island’s cultural melting-pot of African, Arabian & Indian influences, borne out of years of trading across the Indian Ocean.

All our products are handmade using local materials with expert workmanship, using skills gained from the free training the project has provided to dis-advantaged local people over the years.

By buying from us you will not only be receiving an exceptional, original product, but will also be supporting our members in building a sustainable future for themselves, their families and communities.

Fahari is proud to have been awarded a Certificate of Excellence by Trip Advisor, to have been voted both Best Attraction and Best Shop in Zanzibar and to have been invited to participate in South Africa and Swahili Fashion Week.

We are grateful to have received support from Gatsby (TGT) London, Molly’s Fund (Dar es Salaam), The Goat Races (Dar es Salaam) and The American Ambassador’s Fund, Tanzania.

Featured Products
Fahari Zanzibar - FKB3 FKB3$119

African Kitenge bag with colourful lining and pocket, leather base, plaited handles and collar with...

Fahari Zanzibar - FSJC2N FSJC2N

Close up of the oyster shell motif, which has been cut out, ground and sanded - by hand - before b...

Fahari Zanzibar - FSJC4E FSJC4E

Sterling silver hoops, decorated with hand prepared mother of pearl motifs and Tanzanian gems. Avai...

Fahari Zanzibar - FSJC7N FSJC7N

Pendant with thonging to enable the wearer to adjust the length.

Fahari Zanzibar - FUB2 FUB2$195

Woven ukili day bag with leather collar, reinforced base with protective feet, plaited handles & tog...

Fahari Zanzibar - FMB2 FMB2$149

African produced safari tent canvas courier bag with 4 external pouch pockets: 2 on the front, and o...

Fahari Zanzibar - FB1 FB1$56

Basket with leather plaited handles and press stud fringed leather closure on leather trim 54 x 30 c...

Fahari Zanzibar - FTBK FTBK$36

Make up or shaving bag with full nylon waterproof lining with internal pocket. 21 x 10.5cm. Availabl...