Based on the edge of the South Luangwa National Park in Zambia and established in 1991, Tribal Textiles is a Hand-painted textile company producing beautiful and original products from wall hangings, bedcovers and table linen, to bags, accessories and one off art works. Originality is the focus and true beauty of our products. We do not mass-produce and in fact, believe the strength of our product lies in its hand-made process. The objective of our thriving company is to promote fair trade practices, generate local employment and develop creative skills. Tribal Textiles employs between 100-150 staff up to Management level and operates under the direction of a Production and Design Manager, Sales and Marketing Manager, the CEO and the Managing Director. We actively support and fund-raise for the local community school, Malimba, educating over 160 children. The business was started by Gillie Lightfoot on the banks of the Luangwa and has grown into one of the most enduring private enterprises and rural development success stories of the region. With a close relationship to the tourism industry, the only other sustainable economic mainstay for local employment and improvement of quality of life for the residents of this remote area, Tribal Textiles has successfully provided training, employment and a future for rural Zambians in addition to becoming a local commercial success and international exporter worldwide.
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Tribal Textiles South Luangwa Mfuwe Eastern Province Zambia