ABOUT OUR FABRICS

Growing up, we never could afford clothing 

from stores. All our clothes were made by local tailors. These memories of picking out fabric, contemplating the designs, and then going to the tailors to have them make a dress... These memories are part of the inspiration for the  Fahari Bazaar clothing line.

Our hope is to share unique African designs, and unique African prints with the world.

To make our clothing we use Kanga, Kitenge, Kikoy and Batiki fabrics. The Batikis are handprinted and hand-dyed by women in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The Kanga and Kitenge fabrics are printed at local factories in Tanzania. We buy our Kangas and Kitenge in small pieces from self-employed women at the Kitumbini market in Dar es Salaam. The Kikoy we use is sourced from Nairobi, Kenya.

Fahari Bazaar is a one-stop marketplace showcasing beautiful handmade products DESIGNED IN CHATHAM, NEW YORK AND made IN TANZANIa.

Founded with a commitment to sourcing only the highest quality products directly from the people that make them, Fahari Bazaar is creating SUSTAINABLE opportunities for SKILLED SEAMSTRESSES, TAILORS, artisans AND MAKERS.

These beautiful handmade products are made to last and be treasured.

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