Savannah Africa Collections was founded in 2022 with the goal of promoting African women’s businesses and local artisans.

Based in Toronto, they import handcrafted, ethically made artisanal goods from Kenya and surrounding Eastern and Southern African countries. 

The founder, Irene Otieno, travels to Kenya to source only the highest quality handmade goods directly from the hands of the creators. Trust and relationship building are at the core of Savannah Africa Collections, which is why Irene meets with every local artisan and spends time learning about their craft, their families, and the materials they source. 

Irene Otieno is a true nomad. Born in Kenya, Irene spent her formative years in Cairo, Egypt, before settling in Canada.

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