Sunnyvale,  CA 
United States
  • Booth: 1889

Since 2002, The Sankofa Center, an arts-based HIV education & prevention charity based in California has created a globally-inspired batik line with western esthetics. Handmade by our women's Co-op in Africa, and shipped worldwide , the line includes Clothing, Bags, Home, Tabletop, & Gifts. 


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  • Large Global Tote w/ recycled interior
    Perfect Hand-made Shopping, travel, or on-the-go tote....

  • Our hand-made Large Totes are made with African cotton batik fabric reinforced with hundreds of recycled drinking water sachets from Africa sewn together to make a water-resistant interior. The smaller totes are made with upcycled indigo denim from vintage jeans, making a reversible denim tote.
  • Women's Tunic Dress
    Our Modern Tunic dress merges global-style with urban sensibility....

  • Hand-made with 5 yards of continuous African 100% cotton batik each dress is sewn with maximum comfort and style. Tailored with pockets, draw-string belt, and modern cut, each dress can be worn as a tunic or dress within a range of sizes ensuring all dresses fit just right within the size range. Available in a variety of prints


    Small ( fits up to size 8)

    Medium/Large ( fits up to size 16 )

    XL ( fits up to size 20)

  • Handmade African Oven Mitt & Pot Holder
    Handmade African Oven Mitt & Pot Holder brighten homes....

  • Double-insulated for heat absortion, our handmade African oven mitt & pot holder are colorful, durable, and functional. The beautiful African batik cotton is piped inside with lining, quilted, and sewn togehter with juxtaposing cotton fabric making for a great functional kitchen item. Ask about new prints. 
  • Handmade Girl’s Sundress & Skirt
    Handmade girl's sundress & skirt made with African batik cotton in fun prints....

  • Made with exceptional tailoring, these handmade girl's sundresses and skirts come in a variety of 100% cotton batik patterns. The elastic top and adjustable shoulder ties on the dress, and elastic waistband in the skirt, ensure comfortability and easy fit within each size range. 


    Age 1-2

    Age 2-4

    Age 4-6

    Age 6-8

    Age 8-10

  • Handmade Toiletry Bag w/ recycled interior
    Handmade Toiletry Bag made with African cotton fabric lined with recycled drinking water sachets....

  • An essential on-the-go must have. Our Toiletry Bag is sewn with pieces of 100% African cotton lined with recycled drinking water sachets from Africa that are sewn together making a durable water-resistant lining. This cute-shapped handmade accessory is a year-round personal and gift item that sells well. 
  • Traditional Hand-Painted African Bracelet
    Bracelet of traditional African hand-painted beads made from upcycled stone, clay, and glass....

  • Bracelet is made with beads from hand-painted upcycled African stone, clay, and recycled glass made from bottles melted under a clay over and hand-shaped into glass beads. Bracelets sell well as sets, or multiples paired with other jewelry. Durable triple-knotted elastic string makes this a one-size fits most jewlry piece. 
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