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!!
wow!! This is my dream trip - thanks for all this awesome inspiration!ReplyDelete
Thanks Jennifer, it was hard not to be inspired by all the amazing things we saw!!Delete
Certainly was an inspiring place! Great photos too.ReplyDelete
Thank you! xDelete
Thank you for sharing. Looks like a fantastic trip - just like we hope to take someday!ReplyDelete
I would definitely recommend it to anyone thinking of taking a trip!!Delete