Kitui Group

Reviving Tradition Through Sisal Weaving

Crafts with Meaning proudly partners with the Kitui Group, a talented collective of weavers located in Kitui, Kenya. Specializing in the traditional art of sisal weaving, these artisans craft exquisite kiondoo, organizers, and planters that blend cultural heritage with contemporary design.

Preserving Tradition

The artisans of the Kitui Group are custodians of a rich tradition of sisal weaving that has been passed down through generations. With skill and precision, they transform locally-sourced sisal fibers into beautiful and functional pieces of art. From intricately woven kiondoo to organizers and planters, each item reflects the cultural heritage of the region and the mastery of its artisans.

Innovation and Creativity

While honoring tradition, the Kitui Group also embraces innovation and creativity in their craft. They adorn their kiondoo with colorful beads and dye some of the sisal fibers to achieve desired hues, adding a contemporary twist to traditional designs. The result is a collection of stylish and fashionable sling kiondoo bags that blend timeless elegance with modern flair.

Empowering Artisans

Crafts with Meaning is committed to empowering artisans and promoting sustainable livelihoods. Through our partnership with the Kitui Group, we provide these talented artisans with access to markets, resources, and training opportunities. By harnessing their skills and creativity, we enable them to earn a sustainable income, support their families, and invest in their communities.

Sustainable Practices

In line with our commitment to sustainability, the Kitui Group employs eco-friendly practices in their craft. They use locally-sourced and renewable materials, such as sisal fibers, and incorporate natural dyes to minimize environmental impact. Additionally, the artisans prioritize durability and longevity in their products, ensuring that each piece is built to last.

Community Impact

The partnership with the Kitui Group extends beyond economic empowerment to community development. By supporting local artisans and promoting their craft, we contribute to the preservation of cultural heritage and the revitalization of traditional industries. Through their work, the artisans of the Kitui Group not only sustain their livelihoods but also inspire pride and unity within their community.

Join Us in Celebrating Tradition and Innovation

Join us in celebrating the talent and resilience of the Kitui artisans and supporting their journey towards economic empowerment and cultural preservation. Together, we can honor tradition, promote sustainability, and empower artisans to thrive in a rapidly changing world.