The Green Giraffe is a Canadian company that is proud to be supporting the local communities in Freetown, Sierra Leone, West Africa. They work with local artisan tailors, local fabric producers and suppliers, and love collaborating with organizations pushing worthwhile causes. Their mission is to continually grow and create influential goods, promoting compassion and respect, while impacting the communities in which they work.
Their products are hand crafted by local artisans using iconic and colourful Ankara fabric (also called Africana). Although a small company, they provide employment and fair wages for all who contribute to their operation. They are also very conscious about minimizing their environmental impact. Where possible, they source second hand fabric known locally as “junks” and use them in most of their products. They try their best to make use of every scrap of fabric and the unused portions are donated to local craftsmen who re-purpose these scraps in to rugs, jewellery, etc.