Harkiss Designs empowers women. Your purchase changes lives. Together, we get to live fashionably and leave the world a better place.
The handcrafted accessories and fair trade gifts offered by Harkiss Designs are based on compassionate capitalism. Every product is made by East African artisans (most of whom are women responsible for supporting their entire family) in the comfortable and safe setting of a co-op in their community
Fair Trade Certified Products
We carefully selected these talented artisans and the sustainable materials they use—fabric woven from the pulp of the kukui nut and beads sourced locally, for example. Harkiss Designs is also Fair Trade Federation Certified, so you can trust that each and every product is ethically sourced and produced.
Our Sister Organization, Lend A Hand Uganda
Your purchase at Harkiss Designs not only benefits the East African artisans who create the products, but it also supports the efforts of our sister organization, Lend A Hand Uganda (LAHU-USA).
LAHU-USA helps homeless, orphaned, and at-risk children in Kampala, Uganda, find homes, go to school, and get basic health care. Rather than just providing financial support, LAHU develops projects that teach children to become self-sustaining. We believe that skills training and community development programs are essential for real change to arise.
Help us make the change Ugandan young people deserve. Support Harkiss Designs with your purchases or by making a donation to Lend a Hand Uganda directly at lahu-usa.org.
Meet Harriet Zaffoni, Founder and CEO
Contact us to learn more about Harriet and our fair trade products made in East Africa.