GLOBAL | FAIR
SAFA Gallery™purchases directly from local and small manufacturers and artisans in the African Diaspora (Africa, Central and South America, the Caribbean and the US). Our company and product principles correspond with Fair-Trade guidelines.
We aspire to lift the visibility of & open access for hidden communities and their talents.
SAFA merchandise is beautifully designed and distinctly chosen. Through our mutually beneficial partnerships, SAFA combines ethical business and intricate merchandise into a festival of culture and color for the chic and world-savvy consumer.
As an Importer, SAFA is committed to:
- Pay a price to manufacturers and artisans that covers the cost of sustainable production.
- Always partially pay in advance.
- Establish contracts that allow for manufacturers and artisans to do long-term planning and follow sustainable production practices, so that they know in advance that their products will be bought by the importer.
- NO business with manufacturers who exploit their workers (sweatshops) and or allow abusive labor practices (child-labor).
As the manufacture of our packaging, SAFA is committed to local work force development and women-owned small business empowerment.
SAFA meaning: Purity, clarity - Arabic
SAFA logo: This design is inspired by a plate found in the Louvre Museum in Paris, France. It is from Samarqand, 9th-10th century and states in Kufic Arabic script:
“Knowledge: Its taste is bitter at first, but in the end sweeter than honey. Good health [to the user]” – our message to you!