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Fahari Zanzibar

Kenyatta Road | Shangani, Tanzania
+255 772 661 065
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Great affordable design!

Beautiful shop! They can make all the products with any fabric you find the store. My friend... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2018
EBartels
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Lovely store

A small store with clothes, accessories, handbags and souvenirs. All handmade in a social... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2018
Yoop26
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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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Kenyatta Road | Shangani, Tanzania
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+255 772 661 065
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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Beautiful shop! They can make all the products with any fabric you find the store. My friend and I found a beautiful fabric and asked if it would be possible to make a pair of pants and skirt. We were leaving the next day but...More

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Reviewed 17 May 2018

A small store with clothes, accessories, handbags and souvenirs. All handmade in a social enterprise. Design rises above the average merchandise in the touristy stores. I bought a morning dress of soft cotton and the kind owner offered me a free scarf in the same...More

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Reviewed 30 January 2018

This is a must go! The shop is full of unusual items which you wont find elsewhere. The items are very high quality and beautiful! And you are supporting the women of Zanzibar!

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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

We, a group of 4 women friends, were very impressed by the underlying social enterprise to give women a sustainable future as well as by the beautiful designs and craftsmanship of the range of products, bags, kangas, wraps, clothing, jewellery. The staff was wonderful, genuinely...More

Thank Astrid K
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Fahari Z, Public Relations Manager at Fahari Zanzibar, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

We're really delighted that you had such a good experience in Fahari! And it's wonderful to hear that you supported the project with so many purchases - I hope they are enjoyed. Many thanks for taking the time to post your review.

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Reviewed 9 September 2017

I visited this giftshop 26/8 2017. It was filled with high qualite things. I really liked the bags. They were so well done and I left the shop with two bags in different sizes. I really reccomend this shop for it´s proffesional staff and high...More

1  Thank Mormor555
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Reviewed 5 August 2017

Located in a shopping small street in Stone Town, Fahari is the front shop of a women NGO in Zanzibar. Ideal to buy a practical souvenir or gifts, as it is full of bags and fabrics that are traditional Zanzibar product, with a touch of...More

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Fahari Z, Public Relations Manager at Fahari Zanzibar, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Having moved to Zanzibar to set up Fahari (which in Kiswahili means to "have a sense of Pride"), I am delighted to read the glowing reports from visitors. It makes the teams' hard work worthwhile. Thank you! Fahari was set up to offer authentic souvenirs...More

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Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

I bought a green bag with beautiful African motives inside. It's handmade & very good quality. Fahari is the place to go if u wanna support a good cause! The saleswoman took her time to show me around the workshop in the back of the...More

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Reviewed 30 July 2017

I bought many Khanga fabrics at Fahari during my visit to Stone Town. They have great selection and the shop keeper was friendly, informative, and not "pushy" like at many of the other shops. I am happy to pay a slightly higher price than I...More

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Reviewed 23 June 2016

lovely little shop just up the road from Memories where you are able to see a variety of well made locally produced handmade Handbags and Baskets at reasonable prices.

2  Thank Panamatenga
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Reviewed 15 January 2016 via mobile

I saw this place on tripadvisor and my hotel just happened to be right down the street. I bought some beautifully packaged soaps for my friends. They have a great selection of not only beautiful but practical bags, some cult Hong and jewelry, and other...More

3  Thank ATbackpacker
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