African Artisan Homeware at Motherland Fans

Motherland Fans is a British based business offering a range of African artisan accessories, jewellery and homeware; either African inspired or made with West African cloth and materials. Learn more about this brilliant shop, why you should shop small and why plants can make the perfect present.

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How did you get into creating African artisan homeware?

The company was created out of a desire to connect my two cultures together and create a brand that benefits both parts of the world I call home.

African Artisan Homeware, Motherland fans

Why do you think it’s important to support small businesses?

It’s important to support small business as you are supporting real people that are more easily accessible to you- people that are your neighbours, family, part of your community. These types of businesses also tend to offer more distinct and original items that make a welcome change.

What do you think makes a great gift?

Something you know the other person wants or will make use of- perhaps a unique item from our online store 😊

What are your top tips for finding the right gift for someone?

Consider what the person being gifted would want- what are their interests, likes, sense of style and taste. 

What are your recommendations for favourite places to buy gifts?

It depends on the occasion and the recipient. Sometimes go big ie big named stores and sometimes think small businesses offering items niche and unique gifts 

What is the best gift you have ever received?

Ohh very tough question- this answer will differ depending on the day I’m asked so for now I would say my plants. They have brought me a lot of joy this year and 6 out 8 of them were gifts.

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I love the originality, thoughtfulness and authenticity at Motherland fans. The colour and designs are so joyful and full of life and exactly the type of thing that a small business excels at over larger retailers. A product created out of connection and togetherness with a community and gifts that are designed to act as a statement piece of African artisan homeware. 

On the hunt for more small business gift ideas? Check out Indie Birthday gift ideas – for all the quirky, fun gals in your life or maybe Gifts to help relax and unwind – Mother’s Day inspiration