about fahari bazaar
Fahari Bazaar is a one-stop marketplace showcasing beautiful handmade products made by highly-skilled artisans from Tanzania. Product design and development, as well as custom orders are done in Chatham, New York.
Fahari Bazaar was founded with a commitment to making beautiful and functional clothing, using hand-dyed fabrics. We also source high quality handmade products like Iringa Baskets directly from the women who weave them. Fahari Bazaar is creating sustainable opportunities for skilled artisans in Tanzania.
Fahari Bazaar was started in 2015 by Fahari Wambura with the goal of creating opportunities for women back home in Tanzania.
Fahari says, “Where I come from, the women carry a heavier load. They are responsible for nurturing the young, and caring for the old. They are tasked with keeping the family together, and making sure everyone is fed and clothed. My mother did this for our family. She was a loving, kind and giving human being.
As an African woman I understand the challenges these women face. I know how hard they work, I have witnessed the sacrifices they make, and I can relate to their struggle to work and make a living.
My hope is that through this business, I can support women by creating sustainable opportunities. This is my way of saying that I see their struggle, and that I understand what they go through. This is my way of fulfilling my responsibility to them and keeping my mother’s spirit alive.”