Whether you're looking for hand carved sculptures, African masks, hand-woven baskets, juju hats, fabrics or African foods for your home; or want to spice up your wardrobe with Bold clothing, beaded jewelry or one of a kind bags; or seek unique gifts, personalized gifts, or corporate gifts, Afrilege can help by offering a selection of beautifully crafted authentic African items.
With every purchase
You make the World a better place !
For every purchase you make from Afrilege, you'll not only receive a quality piece of beautiful, authentic artwork, but you'll also help the men and women crafters of Africa that put their hearts and souls into these pieces. Afrilege is the source of income of a lot of head of households back in Africa.
Meet few of the staffs
Afrilege is functioning thanks to the five permanent and six temporary tailors within and a slew of local, individual and group of network designers of arts object throughout Africa.
Anne Marie T.
Anne Marie, 59 years old, is the Operating Manager of Afrilege. She is in charge of handpicking, manufacturing and shipping products from Africa to the U.S. She works closely with local designers and artisans to create and find the beautiful pieces sold by Afrilege.
For Anne Marie, Afrilege provided her “a second chance”. She used to be a high school teacher and sew in her spare time. After retiring from teaching, she went back to her first passion: creating and sewing. “I like to see the finished product, and watching people wearing my creation makes me happy, give me a feeling of pride and fulfilment. Each one of my creation is like my baby. I wish to convey to each person acquiring Afrilege products the sense of satisfaction and wellbeing. I hope Afrilege will become a crossroads of discoveries for African product lovers and those fired up by quality handmade products. ”
Emilie, 32 years old, single mother of one, has been a permanent feature in Afrilege workshop since its inception. As a professionally trained tailor, since 2009, she oversees the daily activities of the tailors in the workshop. You must have noticed the women outfits in the store; her specialty.
Thanks to her work, she takes care of her son and extended families. For her, Afrilege workshop has enhanced and developed her skills, in fact she has deepened and gained extensive hand-on experience these past years. She is looking forward to a long a prosperous work with Afrilege.
Leopold, 44 years old, has been working in Afrilege workshop since its inception. With nearly twenty (20) years of designing, creating and sewing experience, he is an exceptional asset for Afrilege. His speed, efficiency and reliability at task only matches his professionalism. If you browsed Afrilege store, I am sure you have been seduced by the exquisite Men collection; his specialty.
Happily married and father of three (3) children, his work with Afrilege allows him to meet his family needs and maintain his health. His wish is for Afrilege to grow and expand to a major corporation like Coca Cola.
Jerry, 54 years old has been working in Afrilege workshop for over a year. With over 36 years of sewing experience, he is specialized in designing, and sewing denim materials; ‘the King of Jeans’ as he fondly calls himself. He is neat and professional. Jerry is a bit special, and working with him teaches one extreme patience. Nevertheless, his humility and efficiency makes him a very endearing and likeable person.
“Working in the Workshop has saved my life, I used to spend all day hanging out in bars, now I keep busy and live responsibly; I earn a living sewing for Afrilege and I wish for the workshop to keep going and put his best foot forward.”