Welcome to Zawadi, your unique destination for special gifts with a story. Zawadi includes all kinds of different products from Africa that are made by passionate individuals. This webshop is run by Marianne, who wants to share her love for the beautiful continent of Africa, travel, and the power of entrepreneurship with you.

Meet Marianne

Hi! Nice that you want to get to know me. My Zawadi adventure began in 2023, when I decided to combine my deep-rooted passion for Africa with my enthusiasm for unique gifts, travel and entrepreneurship. This led to the creation of Zawadi, a platform that not only sells products, but also tells stories and connects cultures.

I have a background in entrepreneurship, photography and education, with a special focus on African studies. My experiences, from setting up a small photography business to working in a commercial environment and delving into the cultures of Africa, form the basis of Zawadi's ethos. My dream is to share the beauty of African crafts through Zawadi and make a positive impact.

Our mission

At Zawadi, we strive to bridge the gap between the rich crafts of Africa and lovers of unique, meaningful products worldwide. Every item in our webshop has been carefully selected, where we always strive for fairness and sustainability for people, animals and the environment. Our mission is to celebrate African crafts and support the local communities that make these beautiful products.

Our Values

Our team strongly believes in integrity, transparency and the importance of cultural appreciation. We are committed to providing a platform that not only offers beautiful products, but also contributes to a positive impact on the places that inspire us.

Connect with us

We invite you to explore our carefully selected collection and perhaps even join one of our future Africa tours. Do you have questions or would you like to know more? Please feel free to contact us via our contact form. We look forward to connecting with you and sharing our passion for unique, meaningful products and experiences.

See you soon!
Love, The Zawadi Team