Swahili works with producers across Africa who value their
natural environment and employ sustainable methods of production.
- Artisans are required to abide by local and export regulations governing the legal harvest of hardwoods to ensure compliance with U.S. import standards and to uphold proper management of their local forest resources.
- Artisans are encouraged to utilize materials fully by converting scraps into salable products
- Artisans are encouraged to utilize recycled, reclaimed and highly renewable materials in product design, and to isolate new sources of low-cost materials.
- Artisans are advised to use production methods that increase productivity and minimize artisan discomfort