101 Ways To Make Money in Africa – Business Ideas for Entrepreneurs in Africa – Handmade Crafts
Africa has a rich culture of arts and craft. Across the continent, there is a wide array of talent who can make some of the most breathtaking pieces out of leather, textile, waste materials and all sorts of items.
Often, the biggest problem Africa’s best talents have is a poor access to market. If only they could access premium markets and sell their beautiful articles, many of them could earn more and live more financially fulfilling lives from their handmade crafts.
In this short video, Awava, a small business in Uganda, works with local women to produce beautiful handmade articles which it exports and sells primarily on the US market. This is just one example of the incredible potentials of Africa’s handmade crafts.
In the links below, we also share some interesting articles that show just how much African crafts have evolved. There are also other interesting business concepts where a few entrepreneurs are working with, and empowering, local craftsmen to produce asthetic items of art and craft which are sold at a premium in Western markets like the US and Europe.
Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Kenya, Ethiopia, Zambia and Zimbabwe are just a few of the most promising countries on the continent for the handcraft industry.
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SoleRebels – A successful African footwear brand made from waste and recycled materials:
101 Ways To Make Money in Africa – Business Ideas and Success Stories That Will Inspire the Entrepreneur in You!:
Big and Small Business Ideas – 7 Interesting Ways to Make Money in Africa: