What also struck me was the culture of reusing and 'upcycling' - from the practical (car tires made into Masai shoes) to the fun (bags made from beer bottle tops)! In fact I ended up bringing home a collection of bottle tops, now I just need to decide what to make with them?! *disclaimer, I didn't drink all of the beer myself!*
Rhotia Lodge, Tanzania which supports the local children's home. This was also one of the inspirations for taking part in 'Dress a Girl Around the World' project (see our post here).
Kazuri Bead Factory, Kenya - where all the beads and pottery are shaped and painted by hand. Everything was so pretty and I wanted to take it all home, but had to remember we had a weight limit for luggage!
Seaweed Center, Paje, Zanzibar - this is a business that employs the women seaweed farmers to produce soaps and creams. They also make beautiful fabric and I couldn't leave without a scarf and bag....!
So now all I need to do is put all of this inspiration to good use and get started on some new crafty projects!!