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Joy is the kind of happiness that doesn’t depend on what happens. —monk David Steindl-Rast


You set the canoe oars out on the deck the night before. When your alarm went off at dawn, you coasted out of bed and pushed the button on the coffee maker.


Gliding across the glass water, a layer of morning fog hovers over the reeds that are barely moving with the light breeze. A faint outline of the moon gradually gives in to the rising sun. Its circular shape is like the Roma you still have on from yesterday. But no matter. This is your time. Before the rest of the world is awake, you’re drifting freely on the undisturbed surface of your childhood lake. Your happy place.

S/M is approximately 2.5″ diameter closed and 7.5” in length
M/L is approximately 2.75″ diameter closed and 8” in length

Artisans train to make our designs on a regular basis to meet the high quality standards we require. Designs can take a woman between 3 - 5 days to create depending on how intricate the weave is. Our team monitors production throughout the process to minimize corrections on a finished product, saving time and money.

Songa's designs are created using carefully selected natural materials that are locally sourced and eco-friendly. We use sisal plant, banana leaf, recycled paper, upcycled fabric and re-purposed cow horn that would otherwise end up in landfills. These materials ensure the highest quality design all while keeping in mind future generations who will inherit our planet.

'Songa' means 'the path forward' in Swahili. Each design the women make furthers them along the path of financial independence. "I thank those who buy my products because I was able to build a good house. I now have 12 pigs too!" - Harriette, paper bead artisan

"Songa is all about showcasing the woman artisan. They create beautiful designs from natural fibers!" Natalie@sustainablychic

We are proud to have been featured in some of the fashion industry's most respected magazines.

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