Our friends and suppliers are extremely grateful to you - our followers and customers - for your donations. Your money has helped them all during this very difficult time. There's still some money left in the pot, which we'll distribute as it's needed.
We'll say it again: we're a business, not a charity. Raising donations when they are desparately needed is an honourable thing, of course. Again, we thank you.
But what our friends and suppliers really need is business.
The more fabric, beads and baskets you buy from us online, the more we can buy from Musa, Neneh, Esther, Perpetual, Oklah, Amina, the Brass Bead Boys and the basket weavers at the Baba Tree in Bolgatanga.
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Obviously you can't come to the shop and all of our events are either cancelled or in limbo for the forseeable future.
The good news is: you can still shop for our fabulous African fabrics, beads and baskets online. Happy browsing.
More info: How are we dealing with COVID-19?
Picture the scene. Gambigo village, across the dried up riverbed from the Baba Tree Basket Co outside Bolgatanga, Ghana.
Late afternoon and a gentle stroll. Villagers heading home from the fields. Bicycles passing. Children fetching water and chasing footballs. And a giant baobab catches light from the setting sun.
Is this the Truman Show? No, it's our Ghana tour last October.
And talented quiltmaker Monika Machon is, like all of us, mesmerised by that magnificent baobab tree.
Now - inspired by that evening stroll - Monika has created our new Baobab Tree wallhanging kit.
And Monika's choice of fabrics? Genuine made-in-Ghana wax prints, of course. With hand-dyed indigo damask by Musa Jaiteh in The Gambia and a touch South African Shwe Shwe.
View and buy: Baobab Tree wallhanging kit.
When we're in Accra we love diving into Kwasi's shed-full of vintage African textiles. He's a real expert and we've learned a lot from him over the years.
Aside from selecting great Vintage and Collectable African Textiles, Magie always spends time sifting through Kwasi's scraps - the sacks of remnants he's saved to repair old and damaged cloths.
You may have seen these textile treasures on display at a show. Now - with all events on hold - you can browse and buy our Vintage Textile Fragments online.
View and buy: Vintage Textile Fragments
What happens when you put together a great bag kit design by our own Dorothy Deane with colourful hand-dyed batiks by Esther Amate in Accra, Ghana?
Answer: the NEWEST fabric and colourway combinations for our easy-to-make batik beach tote bag kit.
View and buy: New colourways of Batik beach tote bag kit