Who is Swahili?
Swahili African Modern is a U.S. import, design and distribution company that promotes exchange between two networks.
Swahili's African network includes individual artisans, export agents and micro-enterprises in the nations of Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Uganda, South Sudan, Mali, Nigeria, Ghana, Burkina Faso and Senegal.
Swahili's global network includes private collectors and thousands of retail stores, museums, educational institutions, websites and catalog companies sourcing modern fairly traded African products at competitive price points. Professional buyers and store owners sell Swahili's fair trade African creations on six continents.
Leslie Mittelberg founded Swahili Imports, Inc. in June 1995 in Eugene,
Oregon. A former resident of Nairobi, Kenya, Leslie named the company
"Swahili" after the people of East Africa whose artistry inspired her
Swahili business offices and order fulfillment services are located in Eugene, Oregon.
Swahili's wholesale catalog and ordering system are found here at swahiliwholesale.com.
The Swahili Showroom is located in the World Market Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, Suite C1067.
Swahili sells directly to Pacific Northwest shoppers through a Swahili retail store in Eugene, Oregon's Fifth Street Public Market.
Swahili's selected online retail offerings are found at swahilimodern.com
Leslie Mittelberg, Founder & CEO
Papa Awori, Community Manager
Jenna Shockley, Production Manager
Betty Tessema, Inventory & Producer Relations
Mackenzie Palancares, Executive Account Manager
Billie Collins, Wholesale Operations
Rebecca Salcido-Hale, Customer Care
Krysta Alves, Retail Store Manager
Sarid Sahara, Retail E-Commerce
Todd Bradford, Retail E-Commerce
Chrystal Corcoran, Retail E-Commerce
Darla Robbins, Communications, Development & Wholesale E-Commerce
Camilla Dussinger, Photography
Jesse Arispe, Order Fulfillment
Scott Sturgis, Order Fulfillment, Design
Dan Thomas, Order Fulfillment
Hermela Mekonnen, Order Fulfillment
Ben Thomas, Order Fulfillment
Reynaldo Morales, Order Fulfillment
Carmen Castano, Order Fulfillment
Oscar Banegas, Order Fulfillment
Mary Spurgeon, Beloved Operations Manager, in Perpetuity