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SwazilandGone Rural, Swaziland

Contact Information:

Mellisa Mazingi
Malandelas Farm
Telephone: +268 2550 4936
Mobile: +268 268 78212182


About this company:

Gone Rural is a handcraft company working with over 780 rural women artisans in Swaziland to create contemporary basketware. Using traditional techniques and working with natural and recycled materials, these talented artisans handweave decor and tabletop products


Quick facts:
Year established:
Primary industry:
Home Décor, Giftware and Crafts
# of employees

Permanent (including part-time and seasonal):
Percentage (0 - 100) that are women, if known:
87 %
Contract / occasional / indirect:
Established as:
Company ownership/management:
Predominantly owned and managed by women
Company has export experience?:
Yes - since 1992
Global exports (NOT Canada, samples):
  Product Destination Value (USD) Year
  Decorative baskets United States of America 100,000 convert $ 2017
  Placemats and tableware United Kingdom 60,000 convert $ 2017
  Decorative baskets South Africa 80,000 convert $ 2017
Previous exports to Canada?:
Yes - since 2014
Exports to Canada - samples:
  Name Address Value (USD) Year
  Ten Thousand Villages Multiple shop locations 10,000 convert $ 2015
Agent or representative in Canada:

Product Profile (2 products):
Last Modified
Crafts : Basketware
HS Code:  ---
Price: 18.50
Annual Production Capacity (units): 1000
Annual Export Capacity (units): 1000
Other Products and/or Specifications: This signature basket is cone shaped with a flat base, and has a diameter of 30cm. Made from a strong lukhasi grass core with lutindzi grass and sisal fibre woven around the exterior to create the structure and designs of the basket, it is also available in 12cm, 16cm, 22cm, 36cm and 45cm diameter sizes
Linens : Kitchen Accessories : Place Mats/Napkins
HS Code:  ---
Price: 5.50
Annual Production Capacity (units): 3500
Annual Export Capacity (units): 3500
Other Products and/or Specifications: This classic placemat is handwoven from lutindzi grass and sisal fibres harvested in the mountains of Swaziland. Made by talented rural women artisans, this tableware can be made in a variety of designs including solid colours, simple trim and colourful ring patterns. The placemat is also available in 28cm and 32cm diameter sizes.





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