Afroart was established in Stockholm 1967.
The Afroart stores have over the years been a watering hole for anyone who has a passion for ethnic crafts. Today Afroart AB is owned by six textile designers, all with a MFA degree. Afroart collaborates with local artisans to highlight the craftsmanship of the developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
A great deal of Afroarts catalogue is developed by Afroart Studio, Afroarts own design team. The idea is to use design as a tool, to develop and market traditional crafts and thereby help to create jobs in the regions where the craft is currently the main source of income. This give unique traditions of crafts a possibility to survive and Afroarts clients get access to the world's craftsmanship.
Afroart imports directly from artisans or through Fair Trade organizations. Fair trade is a matter of course for us!
Our partners are in the following countries: Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Ecuador, Ivory Coast, El Salvador, the Philippines, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Cambodia, Cameroon, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Mali, Morocco, Mexico, Mongolia, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria , Pakistan, Senegal, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Tanzania, Vietnam, Uganda.
Welcome to our world - A world of craft!
Katarina Chintoh, Maja Ekmark, Bodil Karlsson, Emma Labor, Gunilla Lundberg and Marie Persson.