Global Mamas

Global Mamas, Accra: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Global Mamas Reviews: 5/5

Speciality & Gift Shops
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
About
Global Mamas offers unique apparel, accessories and home goods for people who love living life in full color. For more than a decade, we have been creating the highest-quality goods using the talent of skilled craftswomen, local knowledge, and deep sourcing relationships. Our entire organization is fully embraced in Fair Trade principles as we improve the economic outlook for the women of Ghana.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Ram_B1969
Cebu City, Philippines104 contributions
Beautiful African Gift Items
Oct 2019
One-stop shop for African gift items at reasonable price. Friendly and welcoming staff who knows their products well. Clean store.
Written February 15, 2020
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Yes, Ram the one-stop-shop for African gift at a reasonable price. thank you for coming and we hope to see you again!
Written February 18, 2020
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MsNYProf
New York City, NY53 contributions
Lovely selection
Jan 2020
This fair-trade store is full of beautifully made clothes, bed-linens, table-ware, and bags. All hand crafted and high quality. Not a huge selection of jewelry, but very well-curated. Staff is super friendly, very happy with all my purchases!
Written January 16, 2020
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We are so happy you enjoy your time in the Global Mamas shop and thank you for the wonderful comments, Looking forward to seeing you again on your next trip! Thank you.
Written January 18, 2020
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blessing o
9 contributions
Nice
Feb 2019 • Friends
In my 8 years of living in Accra,I visited this boutique at least once in 10 days,there is always something nice to find here
Written January 8, 2020
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We are happy you always find what you needed whenever you visit the shop! looking forward to seeing you again. thank you.
Written January 9, 2020
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SoloTraveler99
192 contributions
A nice selection, friendly staff, support local 'mamas'
Oct 2019
One of the main reasons people come to Global Mamas is the fact that they are directly supporting local "Mamas" in Ghana. The store has a nice variety of products available. Many of the products are cotton-based apparel: dresses, shirts, scarves, table cloths, handkerchiefs, even underwear. There are also some accessories like earrings and bracelets, as well. Everything looked great to me, so I had to restrain myself so I didn't overspend.

When I visited the ladies working there stopped to make sure I purchased the correct sizes (because they differ slightly from other countries and companies), and I greatly appreciated that. After dealing with aggressive street vendors and shops that don't put prices on their merchandise and haggle endlessly, this store was truly a relief. They offer clearly labeled and fair prices (because they know the value of their wares) and they also accept credit cards.

The only downside was the limited apparel for men and boys (shirts, neckties & boxers); most of the apparel is for women and girls. Although men's apparel tends to be simpler anyway, so it isn't a serious issue. There are several unisex items I found that work just fine as gifts for friends and family: tea, shea butter, hand-crafted figures, books, etc.

Global Mamas is definitely a must visit location in Accra, so be sure to stop by if you are in town.
Written October 19, 2019
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Thank you, Solo, for all this wonderful information given, you have said it all, and we really appreciate your visit to the shop and your support for the women (MAMAS). We are also happy you enjoyed our services, Global Mamas always try to give the best services to our customers. and we are happy you have found one. see you again on your next visit to Accra. Thank you.
Written October 25, 2019
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Harry Khubchandani
Accra, Ghana79 contributions
Nice variety
Oct 2019 • Solo
Very conveniently located, a beautiful array of locally made clothing and artifacts. Each piece is unique. Highly recommended for expats who want to take a piece of Ghana back with them.
Written October 9, 2019
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Thank you Harryinnu for your great recommendations!
Written October 11, 2019
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BerkeleysMom
Accra, Ghana43 contributions
Great Gifts and a Great Cause
Sep 2019
Love this store to buy authentic hand made Ghanaian items for gifts. Beautiful textiles, great design and perfect for friends and family back home.
Written October 6, 2019
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We really appreciate your visit and your support. Thank you!
Written October 11, 2019
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Talampakan
Nairobi, Kenya393 contributions
Great shopping
Sep 2019
This was the first shop that I visited when I arrived in Accra, and I was not disappointed.

This place has organic and fair-trade cotton products in wonderful colours. I particularly liked the bedspread and bags that used old cotton sacks for their lining, since the text printed on the sacks will always remind me of the origin of the product. Each item has a tag that indicates who crafted it (even the tiny card holders that I bought). Patterns would not be characterised as traditional African but are trendy and colourful. Each stack of cloth items has a photo above it that shows you what the product looks like when unfolded. If nothing that's been sewn interests you, you can also buy cloth by the yard. Don't forget to look through the jewellery, the beauty products, Christmas ornaments and souvenirs such as a cookbook on Ghanaian cuisine.

A few caveats: They use the same fabrics for all of their products, so you may end up with a dress, a bag, and pillow cover with exactly the same pattern. The bags have cloth handles and therefore cannot really take very heavy items. The place has very few items for men. It is right next to a beauty salon that can get busy on weekends, making parking difficult.

They probably know that people can get carried away with their lines, and so they accept credit cards.

If I ever return to Accra, a visit to this place will be on my list!
Written September 30, 2019
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Thank you for all the wonderful information given, it makes us see how you really enjoyed shopping at our shop, we really appreciate the wonderful time you spent here by supporting the women as well. Sure we want to see you again if you ever return to Accra! Thank you.
Written October 11, 2019
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Caroline B
West Sussex, UK68 contributions
A great find and so nice to shop without being hassled
Aug 2019 • Friends
We visited this after having been to the Artists Alliance and the Arts Centre and it was a breath of fresh air. It was clean, beautifully laid out, we were left to browse at our leisure but the staff were there to help if needed, and were very friendly. I’m afraid I’m one of those people who likes to be left alone to look and if you hassle me, I won’t look and definitely won’t buy. I bought some lovely jewellery and a skirt, and will definitely visit again if I’m ever back in Accra.
Written August 7, 2019
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Thank you, Caroline, GlobalMamas gives full attention to our customers but make sure they are not being hassled, and we are happy you have seen it yourself, we really appreciate your visit to the shop and we look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to Accra!
Written August 14, 2019
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silarem
Adjuntas, Puerto Rico554 contributions
Finally I was able to shop without being harassed
Jun 2019 • Solo
On my last day in Accra I stayed close by Global Mamas and walked to the store. It was early morning and I was greeted warmly. I must say that I was so happy to see lots of products that I could trust were made in Ghana and, as my title says, I was finally able to stop for more than three seconds to see an item without being troubled my a mass of people wanting my attention (sorry I needed to vent). I spent a quiet 1 hour there browsing everything. I got a couple of items but my favorite were the aprons with one side made of a flour sack (maybe it was a different thing) and the other side with colorful fabric. There were also items with discounts that included jewelry and kids clothes. Very good quality and excellent to bring as gifts, and also fair trade! They also accept credit cards. Highly recommended.
Written July 9, 2019
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We are so happy you enjoyed your time shopping at our Global Mamas shop in Accra, and also happy you love our product, Global Mamas try to give the best customer service to all our customers and we are happy you enjoyed our services. hope to see you again on your next visit to Accra. thank you!
Written July 11, 2019
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NorthStar301041
Accra, Ghana4 contributions
Fresh, trendy, and stylish African fashion and gifts.
Mar 2019 • Solo
Specializing in local fair-trade suppliers and artisans. There is a wonderful selection to choose from specializing in sundresses and handmade gifts. Their batik is so breathtaking. Be forewarned, it can be a bit pricey.
Written July 2, 2019
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Thank you so much we really appreciate it, yes it is a fair-Trade shop and the cotton is organic. we are happy you pass by and hope to see you again soon!
Written July 4, 2019
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Global Mamas is open:
  • Sun - Sun 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM


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