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ABOUT BOOSTANI

Our Mission & Vision

Boostani, translates from the Swahili language (bustani) to ‘garden’.  A garden is a place where life is nurtured. Lois believes that beauty is represented in diverse forms and handmade items capture this beauty at its peak.

 

Boostani offers a variety of handmade products each unique to the customer.  From colorful beaded key chains to beaded scarves to individualistic tote beach handbags and baskets, they add a modern yet African image to your household or wardrobe. 

 

Boostani's handmade goods offer more than just a unique addition to your home, through your purchase, a cause is supported, one held dearly in Lois' heart.

Each product offered by Boostani is 'as unique as you.'

MEET LOIS

Founder & Owner

Born in the rural town, Kitui, Lois, is named after her paternal grandmother following the area's tribal tradition. Her grandmother, widowed at a young age, struggled to raise her six children as a single parent. Her source of income was found through the local women's talent and skill, weaving basketry among other things and selling at markets. Fair trade at its best.

 

Inspired by watching her grandmother weave baskets to create a source of income, Boostani was birthed.

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ABOUT SISAL

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Sisal is part of the Asparagaceae family and is native to Central America. In the late 1930s, sisal was introduced and cultivated in different parts of the world, specifically Kenya, different parts of Eastern Africa as well as other Asian countries. 

In Kenya, sisal can be found in multiple regions, but is specifically known to be in arid areas such as the Eastern provinces of Kenya. 

Sisal has multiple uses, most commonly, it's used for weaving baskets, making matts and ropes. 

At Boostani, we use sisal from local sources and our future goal is to start our own sisal plantain, where we can grow our own sisal and replenish our use. 

Our Main Material
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