Fahari Zanzibar
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Fahari is a Social Enterprise (NGO) making high quality bags, jewellery and accessories on the island of Zanzibar. All our products are handmade using local materials with expert workmanship - taking inspiration from our cultural melting-pot of African, Arabian & Indian influences borne out of years of trading across the Indian Ocean.By buying from us you will be receiving an exceptional, original product whilst supporting local women build a sustainable future.Zanzibar, the cultural melting-pot of African, Arabian & Indian influences, lies surrounded by white golden sands in the crystal clear waters of the Indian ocean. This remarkable culture now reflects all its fascinating influences with Fahari’s beautiful collection of locally made bags, jewellery and accessories.With the ethical and style conscious in mind, international designer and Fahari founder Julie Lawrence, a highly qualified accessories designer and maker from London with years of experience supplying the worlds’ top designer stores, has trained a team of Zanzibari women, for free, to produce cutting-edge designs demanded by those who insist on the season’s latest looks.Fahari means "to have a sense of pride" in Swahili, the native language of Zanzibar and East Africa; it’s a motto encapsulated by our beautiful products that carry a unique Zanzibari twist.
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Abel N
4 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
Best shop in stonetown! They have a super nice selection of bags for reasonable prices and good quality. Also: really relaxt staff, so that your shopping experience is really calm. We bought some wonderful gifts for friends and family back home!
Written 16 July 2021
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Samvenere
Paris, France53 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
During a walk in the old town, we came across this stall. In view of the products offered and the words "handmade".
We asked if it was possible to make a custom-made dress. We were so satisfied that we had it redone a second 24 hours before our start.
Charmed by the quality of the fabrics, the services provided, the precision and the speed of making the dresses requested. All this for an unbeatable price !!!

Let yourself be guided Mikki is a professional at your service who is also very nice and very outgoing !!
This shop deserves to be known and recognized!
If you ever passed through Stonetown, don't hesitate a second, you won't regret it! What is certain is that we will come back to it 😉 Johanna and Andrew
Written 30 September 2020
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Laura W
Brooklyn, NY11 contributions
Sep 2019
Made it a point to visit this shop after reading reviews and we were not disappointed. I bought a handmade, leather-trimmed canvas messenger bag and my mother bought a similar, smaller shoulder bag. Both are lined with colorful African cotton. The bags look very stylish and modern and fit right in with our urban lifestyle. Prices were very reasonable and the staff very friendly and helpful. If you have a few days they will custom-make any of their bags in the color of your choice. Don't miss this shop.
Written 2 November 2019
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CindyTravels
1 contribution
Sep 2019
My friend and I went in search of good quality, authentic goods for ourselves and some friends as presents representative of Zanzibar and came upon Fahari. The staff were very friendly, the shop inviting and the goods of excellent quality. This was an added bonus on top of Fahari being a social enterprise so it was a win all-round. Proudly wearing my outfit right now!
Written 2 October 2019
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norahjansen
Amsterdam, The Netherlands6 contributions
Apr 2019 • Solo
A nice, fixed price shop that designs and makes all its products. It’s a feel good shopping place with some nice items, and they accept credit cards.
Written 30 June 2019
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Canadiantraveller027
Regina, Canada110 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
My wife stopped in here after reading some other reviews. It has a great selection of locally made products. Staff were friendly, warm and welcoming. She ended up purchasing a dress, a wristlet handbag and a pair of sterling silver ostrich egg earrings, all of which would be suitable to worn back at home.
Written 22 June 2019
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Explorer318760
4 contributions
May 2019 • Solo
If you are tired of the overpriced kitsch you will find in Memories of Zanzibar, be sure to stop by this shop which specializes in beautifully made bags out of local fabrics. The business provides training and meaningful employment for women and persons with disabilities. Take time to talk to the owners about the story of their business.
Written 26 May 2019
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Alisha K
3 contributions
Nov 2018 • Solo
Great place to stop for handmade, high quality, and authentic african handcrafts. You will pay more here, and they are mostly firm on prices but I really liked their business model and felt good about supporting local artisans who were present in the shop making goods. Great place and wonderful selection of jewelry, and handbags.
Written 2 March 2019
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AudreyCan1234
9 contributions
Oct 2018
I liked the idea behind it and supported this good cause with my purchases. Now 5 years later I still use my pencil case everyday and still love it!
Written 1 November 2018
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Kelly U
Brisbane, Australia6 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
What a great place to visit and support local social enterprise activities in Stone Town. I especially like the uniqueness of the clothing and best of all I liked the reasonable fixed pricing. No bartering.
Written 3 October 2018
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