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Slide 0: Men's Evergreen Button-Down Shirt
Men's Evergreen Button-Down Shirt
$55.00
Smithsonian Exclusive Smithsonian Institution Exclusive

This Global Mamas fair trade Men's Evergreen Button-Down Shirt makes a bold, cheerful statement and works to make a difference, too. Global Mamas partners with women in Africa to exchange fair wages and employment opportunities for handmade goods. This button-down shirt is made in Ghana with organic cotton and has a relaxed fit. The hand batik print makes it stand out. Buttons are made of plastic.

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    Slide 1: Golden Fulani Earrings
    Golden Fulani Earrings
    $98.00
    A traditional and timeless pair, these pierced Golden Fulani Earrings make a striking statement. The design has lasted through centuries and is a cultural symbol of adornment that represents beauty and wealth. This pair is handcrafted from one piece of copper brass and plated in 22 karat gold. Whether worn for special occasions or everyday, a pair is a beautiful way to celebrate African heritage.
     
    Slide 2: Kids Sailboat Shirt
    Kids Sailboat Shirt
    $44.00
    Smithsonian Exclusive Smithsonian Institution Exclusive

    This Global Mamas fair trade button-down Kids Sailboat Shirt makes a difference in a sweet and handsome way. Global Mamas partners with women in Africa to exchange fair wages and employment opportunities for handmade goods. This mini button-down shirt includes a front pocket and is made in Ghana with organic cotton. It has nautical flair to spare and in calming shades of blue.
     
    Slide 3: Girls Reversible Tropical Dress
    Girls Reversible Tropical Dress
    $44.00
    Smithsonian Exclusive Smithsonian Institution Exclusive

    This fair trade Girls Reversible Tropical Dress makes two sweet summery statements in one. It comes from Global Mamas who partners with women in Africa to exchange fair wages and employment opportunities for handmade goods. This floral and chick dress reverses to opposite prints in the same colors, and is made in Ghana with organic cotton.
     
    Slide 4: Kids Sunhat
    Kids Sunhat
    $24.00
    This fair trade Kids Sunhat is a great way to protect little ones from the sun. The pink and blue hand batik print is made in Ghana with organic cotton and comes from Global Mamas. They partner with women in Africa to exchange fair wages and employment opportunities for handmade goods.
     
    Slide 5: Kids Elephant T-Shirt
    Kids Elephant T-Shirt
    $30.00
    With a fair trade Kids Elephant T-Shirt, it's impossible to have a bad day. Little ones will love the sweet elephant on the front of this organic tee, as well as the playful foot prints on the back. It comes from Global Mamas who partners with women in Africa to exchange fair wages and employment opportunities for handmade goods. This shirt is sewn in Kenya and hand batiked in Ghana.
     
    Slide 6: Kids Lion T-Shirt
    Kids Lion T-Shirt
    $30.00
    With a fair trade Kids Lion T-Shirt, little kings and queens of the jungle are ready for adventure. A playful lion smiles on the front of this organic tee, and its sweet paw prints dot across the back. It comes from Global Mamas who partners with women in Africa to exchange fair wages and employment opportunities for handmade goods. This shirt is sewn in Kenya and hand batiked in Ghana.
     
    Slide 7: Kids Giraffe T-Shirt
    Kids Giraffe T-Shirt
    $30.00
    Little ones will stand tall in a fair trade Kids Giraffe T-Shirt. While a sweet giraffe is the star of the front of this organic tee, its playful foot prints dot across the back. It comes from Global Mamas who partners with women in Africa to exchange fair wages and employment opportunities for handmade goods. This shirt is sewn in Kenya and hand batiked in Ghana.
     
    Slide 8: One-of-a-Kind Malian Throw Blanket
    One-of-a-Kind Malian Throw Blanket
    $175.00
    This lightweight One-of-a-Kind Malian Throw Blanket is hand-woven with abstract line art motifs by a Malian artisan. A unique work of practical art, no two blanket designs will be exactly the same. Hemmed borders at each end. 100% Malian cotton. Made in Mali.
     
    Slide 9: Black Dash Tea Light/Taper Candleholder
    Black Dash Tea Light/Taper Candleholder
    $32.00
    Hand-carved from soapstone by Kenyan artisans, this double-ended candleholder accommodates a tealight in one end or a taper in the other. This Black Dash Tea Light/Taper Candleholder has a striking dyed and etched design. Made in Kenya. Each will vary slightly.
     
    Slide 10: 5 Inch One-of-a-Kind Abstract Elephant Sculpture
    5 Inch One-of-a-Kind Abstract Elephant Sculpture
    $30.00
    Smithsonian Exclusive Smithsonian Institution Exclusive

    Symbolizing strength, dignity, patience, wisdom, and happiness, this is a soulful pachyderm. Each 5 Inch One-of-a-Kind Abstract Elephant Sculpture is hand-carved by Zimbabwean artisans from locally sourced serpentine stone. Colors—black, brown, green or variegated—and sizes may vary some.
     
    Slide 11: 7 Inch One-of-a-Kind Abstract Elephant Sculpture
    7 Inch One-of-a-Kind Abstract Elephant Sculpture
    $40.00
    Smithsonian Exclusive Smithsonian Institution Exclusive

    Symbolizing strength, dignity, patience, wisdom, and happiness, this is a soulful pachyderm. Each 7 Inch One-of-a-Kind Abstract Elephant Sculpture is hand-carved by Zimbabwean artisans from locally sourced serpentine stone. Colors—black, brown, green or variegated—and sizes may vary some.
     
    Slide 12: Ghanaian Coiled-Brass Bead Necklace
    Ghanaian Coiled-Brass Bead Necklace
    Was: $65.00 Now: $44.99
    Using centuries-old Ashanti people techniques, this contemporary Ghanaian Coiled-Brass Bead Necklace carries one-of-a-kind beads of cast brass on a strand of raffia. Made in Ghana. Some variation in bead size, shape and color will occur.
     
    Slide 13: African Black and White Necklace
    African Black and White Necklace
    Was: $115.00 Now: $79.99
    Smithsonian Exclusive Smithsonian Institution Exclusive

    This African Black and White Necklace is arrayed with beads of Kenyan batik-design bone, Malian hammered metal, and Czech glass. This dramatic necklace is designed and assembled in the U.S.A. Slight variations will occur.
     
    Slide 14: Ghanaian Modern Times Bracelet Set
    Ghanaian Modern Times Bracelet Set
    Was: $45.00 Now: $32.99
    Handcrafted by Ghanaian craftswomen, each bead of these stylish stretch bracelets is fashioned from pulverized recycled glass that has been fired and hand-glazed. Fair Trade. Some variations will occur with this Ghanaian Modern Times Bracelet Set.
     
    Slide 15: Black Diamond Woven Tote
    Black Diamond Woven Tote
    Was: $85.00 Now: $59.99
    This beautiful Black Diamond Woven Tote is woven from thick, tough elephant grass by artisans in the Bolgatanga region of Ghana. The leather-wrapped handles add style and comfort. Each will vary some.
     
    Slide 16: Nick Brandt: On This Earth, A Shadow Falls
    Nick Brandt: On This Earth, A Shadow Falls
    Was: $160.00 Now: $119.99
    This album movingly depicts East African elephants, giraffes, lions, gorillas, and their kin. Representing the best from photographer Nick Brandt's previous bestsellers, Nick Brandt: On This Earth, A Shadow Falls is an ode to African wildlife.