Swahili Coast connects the incredible culture and traditions of East African artisans to global markets. Swahili Coast operate on principles of fairness, dignity and respect. Swahili Coast believes in the strength of optimism, and power of artistry to create meaningful change in the world. Swahili Coast focuses on empowering artisan partners rather than pitying them. Swahili Coast works with talented artisans making a good wage and working hard to create a future for themselves and their families. The Swahili Coast Cooperative is a worker-owned beadwork sandal and jewelry workshop in Dar es Salaam. Swahili Coast builds partnerships for marketing beadwork in the East Africa region and around the world, produced by our talented team of artisan business owners.