Eco Africa Papercraft is responsible for the amazingly beautiful handcrafted paper products now making a scene in the global market place. Founded by Janice Ashby, Eco Africa Papercraft aims to empower the people economically by providing job opportunities that hone their artistic and creative talents.
Empowering Fair Trade Artisans Through Arts and Crafts
Many Zimbabwean are good with crafting and artworks as evidenced by amazing metal sculptures and other handcrafted products originating from the country. They are simply creative and artistic. Janice Ashby immediately saw the opportunity to make use of this talent to create livelihood that will help ease poverty brought upon by political and economic unrest by focusing and working on arts and crafts.
Eco Africa Papercraft work closely with crafting communities in Africa, providing seed funding and assistance and other support to fair trade artisans. They create various products – from paper dolls to mini notebooks – carefully and beautifully crafted by women artisans who are mostly employed for the first time in their lives. Their creative beautiful paper products are perfect for gifting, for souvenirs or for company’s promo or marketing.
Opting for their goods will tremendously help in changing their lives and ultimately in improving the community. Every product brought means that these women and their family as well as their community will continuously receive support and empowerment from us consumers.
A Very Green Arts & Crafts from Papercraft
Yes, their paper products are 100 percent green – made from recyclable materials, acid free and tree free! What more can you ask for, add Eco Africa Papercraft to your ethical shopping list and start changing lives.
Eco-Friendly, Creative and Ethical!
Products in the global marketplace can be all these – eco friendly, creative and ethical. It’s up to us consumers to continuously demand for products that changes lives. We’re the ones responsible for paving the way for more fair trade products making it in the international scene. Supporting the likes of Eco Africa Papercraft means supporting and empowering the fair trade artisans behind these ethical products.