How we work sustainably and ethically in Africa
The brands and artisans we work with
We want to create a fair, modern business model that supports the growth of independent African brands - whose stories we share regularly on our Journal and social media. We work collaboratively with many brands, creating bespoke designs, colourways or unique products with them to sell exclusively at HADEDA.
The crafts used in the products we sell are rich in African heritage; diverse and distinct to the countries that they come from - including Ghana, South Africa, Senegal and many others. We are adding to our website constantly, giving as much information as to the provenance and story behind the designs and skills used to create our pieces so we can both educate our UK audiences and honour these centuries’ old crafts skills. If you want to know more about how, where or by whom a piece is made, please get in contact with me directly - firstname.lastname@example.org
We also ensure that the material and energy used to create our products treads as lightly as possible on the planet - the handmade nature ensures a slower, more mindful production process - with natural materials from sustainable sources, such as our cane furniture, baskets woven from indigenous grasses and natural clay pots and pendant lights. Many of our products are also either upcycled or created from the remnants or off-cuts that would otherwise go to waste.
We ship all our deliveries by sea as it is the lowest carbon option for our pieces to reach us and throughout 2020 we are looking to remove as much plastic packaging from our supply chain as possible.
Kate Kindersley - HADEDA founder