All Across Africa is a home decor company creating positive social change through equitable marketplace innovation and people-powered transformation.
Together, the communities are united by the beauty and sustainability of handmade products delivered to the global market. These communities in Rwanda, Uganda, Ghana, and Tanzania benefit from this equitable business model by directly increasing the earning power of makers.
All Across Africa's method of creating positive impact starts and ends in the same place – at home.
"Without the idea of home, we wouldn’t exist, so we have woven it throughout our business and beliefs. When you think of home, we invite you to think of All Across Africa, knowing for us the word stands for more."
16 Pairs of Hands Create a Work of Art
From soil to coil, the lifecycle of this artisanal made home decor stays local. Starting with design that is made in collaboration of a global team of designers and the African artisans, beauty is planned from the beginning — to create intricate statement pieces that fit in modern, thoughtfully styled homes.
The lifecycle of these pieces continues with locally grown materials which, once harvested, travel to the homes of skilled artisans. Exclusively sourcing responsibly harvested local materials like raffia, elephant grass, and sisal, these natural materials are then dyed with organic dyes to produce eye-catching colors throughout each and every design.
After the raw materials are ready, makers handcraft each piece of stunning decor. Typically, weaving is done as collective groups or in the artisan's home where they can stay with their children. Weaving is an age-old craft that has been done for hundreds of years and continues to be taught to the next generation.
The stitches take form and create a final shape that's robust with skill, love, and artistry. The finished basket is a labor of love and a testament to these artisans' skills.