Meet the Artisans

The Takataka Collection

Creative Alternatives works with marginalized producers in rural and urban areas of Kenya. The producers take pride in the product ideas they are able to develop and market through Creative Alternatives. The producers are self employed men and women, largely young and middle aged, who have failed to get formal employment. They have thus had to seek employment in the jua kali (which translates into hot sun in the Swahili language) sector. They work in groups, small family owned businesses or as individuals.
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Recycled Tin and Wire Fish Bone Earrings - Creative Alternatives (Fair Trade) $11.99
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Tibetan Turquoise and Lotus Seed Earrings - Global Groove (Fair Trade) $24.95
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Woolie Finger Puppet - Fox - Wild Woolies (Fair Trade) $9.95
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Woolie Finger Puppet - Raccoon - Wild Woolies (Fair Trade) $9.95
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Woolie Finger Puppet - Lion - Wild Woolies (Fair Trade) $9.95
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Trunk Scrub Shea Soap - Rosemary Mint - Global Mamas (Fair Trade) $5.95
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Zebra Zooties Baby Booties - Silk Road Bazaar (Fair Trade) $25.00
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Skunk Zooties Baby Booties - Silk Road Bazaar (Fair Trade) $25.00
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Tiger Zooties Baby Booties - Silk Road Bazaar (Fair Trade) $25.00
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Squared Dark Blue Tiger Eye Brass Pendant Necklace - Brass Images (Fair Trade) $59.99
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Woven Copper Wire and Colorful Bead Bracelet - Zakali Creations (Fair Trade) $19.99
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White to Black Fused Glass Earrings with Sterling Silver - Tili Glass (Fair Trade) $19.95
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White Maasai Beaded Spike Earrings - Zakali Creations (Fair Trade) $14.99
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Two Stone Onyx Wrap Ring - Artisana (Fair Trade) $19.99
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Twisted Ribbon Brass Earrings - Brass Images (Fair Trade) $29.95
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Turquoise and Alpaca Silver Cross Necklace - Artisana (Fair Trade) $24.99
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Triple Heart Silver Overlay Earrings - Artisana (Fair Trade) $17.49
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Tire and Soda Pull Shoulder Bag - ImagineArte (Fair Trade) $69.95
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Tiger Eye Tear Drop Alpaca Silver Earrings - Artisana (Fair Trade) $19.99
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Tiger Eye and Alpaca Silver Wrap Ring - Artisana (Fair Trade) $19.99
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Tiger Eye Almond Brass Earrings - Brass Images (Fair Trade) $29.95
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Ten Turn Bead and Bone Bracelet - Red & White - CFM (Fair Trade) $19.99
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Ten Turn Bead and Bone Bracelet Forest Greens - CFM (Fair Trade) $19.99
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Ten Turn Bead and Bone Bracelet - Multicolored - CFM (Fair Trade) $19.99
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Strips And Hematite Earrings - Brass Images (Fair Trade) $29.95
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Stamped Recycled Cooking Pot 'Nomad' Earrings - Zakali Creations (Fair Trade) $17.49
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Stamped Recycled Cooking Pot 'Gypsy' Earrings - Zakali Creations (Fair Trade) $17.49
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Stamped Recycled Cooking Pot 'Earth Lover' Earrings - Zakali Creations (Fair Trade) $17.49
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Stamped Recycled Cooking Pot 'Double Leaf' Earrings - Zakali Creations (Fair Trade) $17.49
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Stamped Recycled Cooking Pot 'Cone' Earrings - Zakali Creations (Fair Trade) $17.49
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Small Square Nahua Flower and Alpaca Silver Earrings - Artisana (Fair Trade) $19.99
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Small Polished Stone & Alpaca Silver Pendant - Artisana (Fair Trade) $14.95
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Sky Blue Pearl Glass Bead Earrings - Global Mamas (Fair Trade) $14.95
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Sky Blue Bubble Brass Cuff - Brass Images (Fair Trade) $42.99
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