"Langata Kenya Handmade Crafts" specialises in Kenyan handicrafts created from the dynamic inspirations and cultures of Kenya. There's something for everyone with a true African flavour for all your retail, decor and promotional needs.
The company was established as a wholesaler of Kenyan handicrafts in 1993 when I moved to South Africa from Kenya. Subsequently. in 2009 I returned to live in Nairobi, Kenya and continue to run the business from here.
In Kenya I buy directly from the craftsmen where possible. Through the growth and expansion I have witnessed suppliers who once lived in mud huts, now achieving their dreams of owning a stone house with electricity!
I am capable of fulfilling large export orders (40’ containers) and have done so on many occasions to department stores like TJ Max and Marshalls in the USA and El Cortes Ingles in Spain and Portugal. I have always had positive feedback on the product quality and efficient service provided.
Over the years, I have steadily increased and adapted our product ranges in response to both customer demand and environmental concerns. I previously had a range of ebony carvings but as this wood is not sustainable have discontinued this and I am also cutting back on other products carved from endangered indigenous hard wood species. By actively marketing eco-friendly goods made from banana fibre, sisal, cow bone and beads, I hope to further reduce the demand for hard woods. We are also gradually encouraging both our suppliers and our customers to switch to “good wood” alternatives such as Jacaranda and Neem. I trust you will find something of interest on this site !