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Change the World by how You Shop: Give an Ethical and Fair Trade Gift Card.

Change the World by how You Shop: Give an Ethical and Fair Trade Gift Card.

Give the gift of TANAKA! Sometimes we don't know what to give someone who means so much to us. We want it to be meaningful and we want it to be touching. Because we don't know exactly what gives joy to a person it is sometimes helpful to give them a gift card from a place that has an ethical, cultural, and global bent to it. There is a striving to have others benefit while we benefit. It could be for a housewarming gift, a birthday, an anniversary or to demarcate a loss in someone's life. One cannot help but...

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African Art: How to Ethically Purchase and Showcase these Cultural Heirlooms

African Art: How to Ethically Purchase and Showcase these Cultural Heirlooms

  As African art and home decor is becoming progressively more popular there is more discussion and on the importance of ethically purchasing and showcasing these cultural heirlooms. Tanaka Africa believes that it is important that customers appreciate the cultural value and context of African artists and their art. Ethical buying means taking care to contextualize the art with the narrative of the artist and their story-in private as well as in the public sphere. African art and home decor provide cultural richness to a home's ambiance as reflect what the home values. The items  tell various ethnic groups' spiritual, ceremonial...

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Tips to Incorporate African Art in Your Home Décor

Tips to Incorporate African Art in Your Home Décor

  Africa is a fascinating destination that will always inspire and linger on your mind whenever you see it. You should bring the essence to your home by creating African-inspired home décor. By adding African inspired art pieces which are Africa handmade fairtrade home décor items you will create an African theme if you love this corner of the country but can't go there. Such themes are ideal for livingroom, family room, master bedroom and to bring comfort to the interiors with fascinating and enticing art pieces. What are African home decoration's characteristics and how you can incorporate art in...

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African Style Interior Design Inspiration Ideas

African Style Interior Design Inspiration Ideas

African Style Interior Design Inspiration Ideas Africa has brought us some of the most refined interior and architecture opportunities and beautiful graphics, solid backdrops, and beautiful handicraft. The vast and multicultural Region has for many years inspired creative people. As 2021 brings more realistic forms and bright colors, the smooth arches of minimal universal design will take place African accents into more houses. Take a look at some of the main features of this theme and discover several ways to add features of this luxury interior design style. Go BOLD Don't be hesitant to explore the African designs which are...

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Tanaka Africa Home Decor is a Social Enterprise with a Social Mission

Tanaka Africa Home Decor is a Social Enterprise with a Social Mission

We have done a lot of thinking lately about the vision and mission for Tanaka Africa. It is a social business, that is, it’s a for-profit business with a social mission. We looked up the term “social enterprise”: “a cause-driven business whose primary reason for being is to improve social objectives and serve the common good. A social enterprise exists to achieve a social mission—such as providing healthcare or safe drinking water for the poor, creating jobs for the unemployed or advancing education initiatives”. This definition resonates for us. The Good Trade's What is a Social Enterprise? explains that “although profits are...

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