Behind the Basket

Here at Mandinka Home Shop, we value transparency and are committed to doing our part to promote social responsibility. All of our products are handcrafted by local artists in multiple countries across the African continent. Throughout our process, we maintain constant communication with our partners, artisans, and shoppers. This allows us to uplift our global community and ensure that every member of our tribe has access to the resources they need.  When you scroll through social media and see images of our baskets, you may think they’re just pieces of home decor. However, they represent ...

New Year, New Organizing Tips

As the year comes to an end and we reflect on everything that has happened, it’s also time to start planning for the future. Making a list of goals to accomplish is a New Year’s Eve tradition that is recognized all over the world. These new year resolutions can include anything from buying a new car to eating more healthy foods. Here at Mandinka Home Shop, our New Year’s resolution is all about being organized.  A clean home is an organized home. Staying organized and de-cluttering can help you turn your home into a serene sanctuary. Cluttered spaces can result in higher stress levels, decr...

Mandinka Home Shop x Fair Trade

The fair trade movement began as early as the 1940's and challenges the traditional neoliberal model of trade that relies solely on market forces of supply and demand to determine prices. As a global movement, fair trade practices disrupt the distribution of wealth along the supply chain by promoting an equitable model that empowers producers in developing nations. In other words, it highlights the true costs of goods and ensures that companies in developed countries pay a fair price to producers. This means not just paying them in the short term, but also helping them improve their skills,...
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