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For The Greater Good

There’s no denying that we are living in unprecedented times. I’ve heard that description a lot lately, and it couldn’t be more true. The Coronavirus pandemic has struck people and communities in u...

To Our Tribe

To Our Tribe... In light of developments with COVID-19, we wanted to update you about our operations and the steps we are taking with the safety of our makers and customers in mind. Starting now, ...

Senegals Beautiful Pink Lake

With its colonial architecture, bustling markets and secluded beaches, Senegal is a stunningly beautiful country. One popular tourist attraction is Lake Retba. Known as Lac Rose by locals, the blus...

The Magic Is In the Cowrie Shell

If you’ve ever been to a country in Africa, you’ve probably seen women wearing jewelry made of cowrie shells. The small white shell looks porcelain. It’s strong and durable, which is why for centur...

Empowering Senegalese Girls Through Education

Hi, I’m Sofi Seck, a former photographer based in St. Louis, MO but originally from Senegal, West Africa. A long time ago, my parents divorced. My mom had nothing — no money, no education, and not...

A Brief History of African Textiles: Wax Print

Two years into running Expedition Subsahara, I have learned an incredible amount about African textiles, sourcing and origins. One thing I was surprised — or actually shocked — to learn is that "A...

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