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Address: Kenyatta Road | Shangani, Tanzania
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+255 772 661 065

Fahari is a Social Enterprise (NGO) making high quality bags, jewellery and...

Fahari is a Social Enterprise (NGO) making high quality bags, jewellery and accessories on the island of Zanzibar. All our products are handmade using local materials with expert workmanship - taking inspiration from our cultural melting-pot of African, Arabian & Indian influences borne out of years of trading across the Indian Ocean.By buying from us you will be receiving an exceptional, original product whilst supporting local women build a sustainable future.Zanzibar, the cultural melting-pot of African, Arabian & Indian influences, lies surrounded by white golden sands in the crystal clear waters of the Indian ocean. This remarkable culture now reflects all its fascinating influences with Fahari’s beautiful collection of locally made bags, jewellery and accessories.With the ethical and style conscious in mind, international designer and Fahari founder Julie Lawrence, a highly qualified accessories designer and maker from London with years of experience supplying the worlds’ top designer stores, has trained a team of Zanzibari women, for free, to produce cutting-edge designs demanded by those who insist on the season’s latest looks.Fahari means "to have a sense of pride" in Swahili, the native language of Zanzibar and East Africa; it’s a motto encapsulated by our beautiful products that carry a unique Zanzibari twist.

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Handcrafted baskets and Bags

lovely little shop just up the road from Memories where you are able to see a variety of well made locally produced handmade Handbags and Baskets at reasonable prices.

Reviewed June 23, 2016
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Reviewed June 23, 2016

lovely little shop just up the road from Memories where you are able to see a variety of well made locally produced handmade Handbags and Baskets at reasonable prices.

1 Thank Panamatenga
Salmiyah, Kuwait
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Reviewed January 15, 2016 via mobile

I saw this place on tripadvisor and my hotel just happened to be right down the street. I bought some beautifully packaged soaps for my friends. They have a great selection of not only beautiful but practical bags, some cult Hong and jewelry, and other gift items, all supposedly made in the store. I saw people sewing I the back,... More 

2 Thank ATbackpacker
Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed February 21, 2015

Found Fahari Zanzibar quite by accident while walking down Kenyatta Road in Stone Town. Its purpose is to support women in the community by creating quality unique merchandise: handbags, jewelry, etc. However, I was surprised to see men working the sewing machines! I believe all goods are created right in the store. Staff was very helpful in assisting me choose... More 

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Reviewed October 22, 2014

Me and my girlfriend visited stone town october 2014, we decided to search for this place after the astounding reviews on TA, unfortunately we were quite disappointed. the amazing thing in this place is that all they sell is made there by local women, and that the money earned goes back to the community, that is really beautiful cause, but... More 

1 Thank Phindatalus
Eugene, Oregon
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Reviewed October 9, 2014

This women's collective shop in Stone town is a must stop. It's a small store with products made on site. Extremely high quality handbags made with local products, Innovative, jewelry pieces and headbands, wallets, etc. excellent, thoughtful and informative customer service without a strong push. Love the concept...the future of local shopping. We were really glad we stopped in!

1 Thank Cjrv
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Reviewed September 17, 2014

Gorgeous items. Well crafted. Range of prices and options for shoppers. Wonderful staff. Great concept. Can't say enough good things about Fahari.

2 Thank Stephanie B
Hong Kong
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Reviewed September 12, 2014

This is by far the most elegant shop in Zanzibar, the products are excellent quality that you know you can keep and cherish for a long time to come. It was lovely to meet the owner who is truly passionate about what she does, and cares greatly for her staff and products. Don't miss this shop!!

4 Thank Elley84
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

This can hardly be called a shop, Fahari is one woman on a mission to change local people's lives and save us all with her exotic fabrics and quality fashion! I walked past the door twice as the shop front is quite unassuming. In a road full of touristy shops selling Zanzibari memorabilia this is an oasis of tout free,... More 

1 Thank Noelle W
Jijiga, Ethiopia
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Reviewed August 29, 2014

I would have probably bought something at Farhari simply to support a great cause -- a social enterprise founded by a successful British designer who has lent her professional skills to support women in Zanzibar as they learn to produce and sell handbags and jewelry crafted from their own own local and sustainable materials. The bonus is that the items... More 

1 Thank 344Sarah
Mooroopna, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed August 23, 2014

Thanks to Julie Lawrence the women of Zanzibar have gained enormous self esteem and are learning skills in design, marketing, administration and manufacturing amazing handbags and jewellery all made from local products. Please put this shop on your list of places to visit whilst in this beautiful place, the handbags are something very special. Thanks Julie, hope to visit again,... More 

1 Thank Lyn M

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