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Soapstone: Meet the Makers

Our Soapstone is carved by the artists of SMOLArt a group of artists who live in the rural village of Tabaka in western Kenya, the heart of soapstone crafts. SMOLArt is a shortened version of Small, Medium, and Large Artists and refers to the size of the soapstone products that are lovingly crafted by hand from locally mined soapstone.

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Justea: Growers in Kenya

In 2012 Davison and Grace Kantha were facing uprooting their tea bushes on their one-acre “shamba” because their tea earnings did not provide them with basic family needs – food, water, sanitation, and education. With the help of part earring with Justea, the Katah family and the Nandi Hills community were able to establish Kenya’s first-ever “Artisanal Tea Cottage Factory” owned and managed by small-scale tea farmers!

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