Mande Goods is a Black-owned African retail store in Madisonville that specializes in trendy home goods, accessories, and jewelry that are always authentic, never mass-produced. Shop for handmade products that preserve cultural traditions in Africa. This African retail store sets honest prices with fair-trade agreements that empower artisans and their communities.
Mande Goods offers a unique selection of African home goods, crafts, and accessories. Every item is ethically and lovingly handmade by adults. Browse baskets, home décor, jewelry, and accessories that come straight from the artist’s workshop. Everything from the Tuareg jewelry to the decorative leather boxes is handcrafted by artisans in Mali in West Africa.
Owner Ali Coulibaly, originally from Mali, has lived in many parts of Africa and is happy to share interesting facts about the background and cultural significance behind the pieces. Ali traveled around Africa, especially in West Africa, met incredible artisans, and learned so much about technique and cultures from those different regions. By working directly with artisans’ partners from various parts of Africa, Mande Goods creates fair wages and empowers men and women in rural areas.
Mande Goods is proud to be part of the 1 percent for the planet global movement and has committed to giving 1% of all sales directly to not-for-profit groups whose focus is the protection, preservation, and restoration of our planet. This means every time you make a purchase, 1 percent of the total value of your order goes directly to help an environmental cause.
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The Voice of Black Cincinnati is pleased to publish this business listing for Mande Goods, a Black-owned retail company.