We’re always adding new Modsy brands to our digital catalog to bring you pieces in your style and budget. From your favorite retailers to emerging designers and even hard-to-find brands, keep an eye out for our Modsy Brand Spotlights, where we’ll help you get to know some of the stylish brands you’ll find in your 3D designs.
Today, we’re featuring a fan favorite: All Across Africa.
Meet the Brand: All Across Africa
All Across Africa is a certified B-Corp focused on creating sustainable employment opportunities in sub-Saharan Africa. They employ artisans to make ethically crafted, fair trade goods—from woven baskets and boxes to beautiful wall hangings. The All Across Africa team helps scale the production of these high-end goods, connecting artisans with competitive markets worldwide.
All Across Africa was founded on the principles of dignity in work, creating grassroots movements, and accessibility. They live out these principles by seeking to:
- Holistically empower and improve and the lives of those they partner with and employ
- Reach far into rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa where jobs are scarce—developing local leaders to lead positive change in their communities
- Make work approachable for all people through flexibility and job development in remote areas
Ultimately, their mission is to create jobs and markets to alleviate poverty across the African continent. As of 2020, All Across Africa employs 4,575 artisans across Ghana, Uganda, and Rwanda; 98% of these artisans are women. On average, each of these artisans supports more than five dependants—which means that, through employment with All Across Africa, 24,700 dependants have more reliable access to food, education, safe housing, clean water, and financial security. Learn more about their impact here.
What They’re Known For
All Across Africa is known for the beautiful handmade, natural fiber decor their artisans make. This includes woven basket decor, bowls, vases, basket wall art, trinket boxes, and other pieces of unique wall decor. These high-quality pieces, made of locally sourced materials, are a stunning way to decorate with natural materials, adding texture and color to your home.
Want to see more ways to incorporate natural textures into your home? Get inspired by more woven texture design ideas.
Why We Love Them
We’re big fans of the way that All Across Africa has sustainability in mind in the way they source their materials and employ their artisans. They aren’t out to make a quick buck but have established their company in a way that encourages ethical practices, supply-chain transparency, and long-term change in the quality of life for those they employ.
So, their beautiful, one-of-a-kind woven products don’t just add beauty and make a statement in your home—these pieces are providing sustainable, ethical employment for thousands of people across sub-Saharan Africa.
Our Stylists’ Picks From All Across Africa
The vases in All Across Africa’s collection make beautifully textured accent pieces. They’re beautiful on their own or in a small grouping. And we love how they look when filled with dried plants or fresh greenery! They come in various shapes, sizes, and patterns—adding an organic element to any tabletop. And, unlike ceramic or glass vases, these woven pieces are very durable, making them great for homes with kids!
The bowls in the All Across Africa collection function great as accent pieces and practical items. They add texture to whatever surface they sit on while being both functional and stylish. We love how, depending on what other decor they’re paired with, they can feel casual to very sophisticated. Bonus: The shallower bowls can also double as wall hangings!
Baskets & Catch-Alls
Looking for ways to organize with baskets? All Across Africa’s baskets and catch-alls are perfect for just about any room or surface in your home—from your entryway console or living room coffee table to desks, dressers, and shelves. They’re a great place to store small items and keep your home organized. With the patterns, colors, and textures that All Across Africa decor provides, they’re also a fun way to add a visual pop to any surface or space! And, since they’re made of soft, woven materials, these babies are durable and great for homes with kids.
Medium Lidded Lace Grass Box Tan
Sunset Penelope Pom Pom Box Yellow
We LOVE All Across Africa’s basket wall art. These pieces add a lot of texture to your wall and are perfect to group together or as a unique piece in an eclectic gallery wall. The wall baskets in All Across Africa’s collection range in sizes from small to extra-large, and they also range from neutral tones to super bold and colorful. So, among their product selection, you can create a look that perfectly suits your style, wall space, and color palette.
27″ Extra Large Forest Green + Burgundy Tabia Woven Wall Art Plate
Raffia Plate I Sanaa
Nea Plate II Opal Gray
21″ Large Black Half Bullseye Fringed Wall Disc