Kismum, Kenya has long been known for artisans who make products from "easily obtainable materials," a nice way of saying "trash." Takataka literally means trash in Kiswahili. Whether it's their signature "dancing girls" from recycling wire from car engines and tin cans or bicycles from copper and steel, the artisans present a whimsical view of Kenyan life. Fair Trade and recycled, it just doesn't get any better.
These unique products are made by two producer groups in Kisumu, Kenya, Creative Alternatives and AfrikaPamoja.