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DADA, MOTHER NATURE’S SISTERS, and MOTO PROJECT : proudly made in Zanzibar!

21 Nov

Made with all-natural ingredients, from island favorites such as papaya to rich concoctions that include pure coconut oil and organic honey, the soaps impart rich, skin-soothing benefits, expert cleansing and wonderful scents. At Dada, they strive to use only the finest ingredients which we source locally, mostly from small scale farmers. All their soaps are hand stirred in small quantities at a time and cured for six weeks before packaging. Their long-time customers love that they have found a natural soap they can feel good about using – as good for
the body as for the environment and their local communities.

Over a hundred women and men are organised in the MOTO network.  MOTO products are hand-made from 100% natural palm leaf and cotton. Solar cookers and energy saving stoves are used in the production process. MOTO products are unique originals, crafted by skilled Zanzibari artisans.

With your purchase you value an ancient Swahili tradition, support Community Trade, and contribute to a sustainable local Eco-nomy. Do not miss to visit the shop in Zanzibar, Stone
Town, Hurumzi Str. 416 and the community workshop and crafts museum in Pete. Spend 3 hrs at the Museum&Workshop and experience the warmth and friendliness of local craftspeople in the village of Pete. Situated only 3km before the Jozani Nationalpark, the tour is the perfect addition to your visit to the famous Zanzibar Colobus Monkeys.

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Ukili wallets come in traditional Zanzibar patterns which can be seen on various plaited items like bags and mats.  The ukili wallet is a new MOTO product which combines Zanzibar tradition and the daily needs of modern city-dwellers.

Stock your money, your mobile phone and your credit cards in a uniquely crafted piece of swahili history.

New bags from our cooperatives arrived at MOTO-Shop in Stone-Town. The pattern kopa kwa makashata means the heart in plaids. It is a traditional Ukili-pattern nearly forgotten. You can help to revive an ancient Swahili tradition by buying your beloved a kopa kwa makashata bag.

Experience the creation of the famous hand-woven Swahili kikoi. Worn all along the East African coast, this traditional piece of clothing is as popular as ever. Additionally, the kikoi has been discovered as material for comfortable men’s and ladies’ wear and adores the world traveler’s home in form of beautiful drapes, curtains, table wear or bed sheets.