Harkiss Designs

About Harkiss Designs

Harkiss Designs is far more than a jewelry, gifts, and home goods company. They are a FairTrade company focused on bringing beautifully handcrafted African products to the U.S. while positively changing the lives of the hard-working artisans who create them.

Founded in 2011 by Harriet Zaffoni, Harkiss Designs works directly with 11 east African artisans who employ hundreds of craftsmen and women to translate designs into handcrafted one-of-a-kind items sold online and through various retailers throughout the U.S. and Canada. Each item sold by Harkiss Designs is meticulously crafted in east Africa (Uganda & Kenya), Harriet’s native countries, by these talented men and women who are responsible for supporting their entire families using the skills obtained through generation to generation.

Doing Good While Creating Beauty

Born and raised in Uganda, Harriet saw first-hand the effects of poverty and the subordination of women. These experiences molded her into becoming the entrepreneurial humanitarian she is today. Through a percentage of Harkiss Designs sales and the generous support of donors, more than $200k has been raised for Lend A Hand Uganda – USA (LAHU-USA), an organization focused on improving the lives of Ugandan children and their communities.

Fairtrade-certified Products and Materials

You can feel good about the Harkiss Designs products you purchase. Not only does Harkiss Designs focus on truly advancing the lives of the artisans they employ but they only source sustainable materials—from fabric woven from the pulp of the kukui nut to locally sourced cow horn and other accouterments. Harkiss Designs is Fairtrade-certified and committed to making a difference in our communities and the world.

Coffee Bag Slot Spoon
$20.00

Coffee Bag Slot Spoon

Harkiss Designs

Are you trying to find the coffee spoon around the kitchen drawers? Well, that ends now with this super cool wooden coffee bag slot spoon.Handmade ...

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$20.00
20" Smokey Jacaranda Leaf Platter
$80.00

20" Smokey Jacaranda Leaf Platter

Harkiss Designs

Made by the Turkana Tribe, each piece is hand-finished to give it the rich, time-worn gleam of an African historical piece. Each item is smoked in ...

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$80.00
9" Cocktail Beaded Wooden Spoon -w
$10.00

9" Cocktail Beaded Wooden Spoon -w

Harkiss Designs

Made from wild olive wood Assorted spoon embellished with Masai BeadsMaterials: Olive Wood & Beads Not dishwasher or microwave safe.Treat with ...

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$10.00
Dessert Batik Spoon
$9.00

Dessert Batik Spoon

Harkiss Designs

Dessert Spoons are perfect for ice-cream and other soft desserts.Made from olive wood finished with a touch of batik bone. 

$9.00
Twisted Olive Wood Plain Salad Serving Set
$36.00

Twisted Olive Wood Plain Salad Serving Set

Harkiss Designs

Twisted handles 2-piece set is hand carved from east African wild olive woodHand wash, airdry and treat with coking oil occasionally for preservati...

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$36.00
Hand Painted Decorative Bowls
from $30.00

Hand Painted Decorative Bowls

Harkiss Designs

Made with Olive WoodHand-painted with Natural Dyes & Food SafeComes in three sizes.

from $30.00
Samuel Bread Display Wooden Oval Bowl
from $25.00

Samuel Bread Display Wooden Oval Bowl

Harkiss Designs

The Oval Olive Wooden Bowl is perfect for bread, crackers, nuts and other dry snacks display.Hand wash, airdry and treat with cooking Oil.

from $25.00
Plain Wooden Coffee Scoop or Spoon
from $10.00

Plain Wooden Coffee Scoop or Spoon

Harkiss Designs

Made from wild olive wood plain vegan style.Not dishwasher or microwave safe.Treat with cooking oil only (Not water). 

from $10.00
Ngazi Glass stone Bead Necklace
from $110.00

Ngazi Glass stone Bead Necklace

Harkiss Designs

Nagzi glass stone only found in the Congo comes in over 50 colors that can match anything!Crafted together and complimented with a touch of Brass, ...

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from $110.00
Twisted Eye Olive Wood Salad Serving Set
$30.00

Twisted Eye Olive Wood Salad Serving Set

Harkiss Designs

Twisted handles 2-piece set is hand carved from east African wild olive woodHand wash, airdry and treat with coking oil occasionally for preservati...

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$30.00
12" Curved Handle Salad Set
$30.00

12" Curved Handle Salad Set

Harkiss Designs

When a salad server screams take me home, this is what it should look like:) Round head servers are not so common and they are considered unique an...

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$30.00
12" Branch Salad Set
$30.00

12" Branch Salad Set

Harkiss Designs

Curved Handle Server is simply unique, fun yet elegantMade from wild olive wood and smoothed to perfection makes a great holiday giftNo animal part...

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$30.00
12" Double Eye Salad Set
$30.00

12" Double Eye Salad Set

Harkiss Designs

Branch Handle Server is simply unique, fun yet elegantNew to the Harkiss Collection , its made from wild olive wood and smoothed to perfection and ...

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$30.00
All Brass Dangle Earrings
from $28.00

All Brass Dangle Earrings

Harkiss Designs

Assorted Brass Earrings with a touch of African artistry and more.Style yourself with these handmade with passion earrings.

from $28.00
Sandra Woven Earrings
$75.00

Sandra Woven Earrings

Harkiss Designs

These earrings are sophisticated, lightweight, and can be worn casually or dressed up!All the workmanship is handcrafted by indigenous artisans of ...

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$75.00
Sophie Woven Earrings
$75.00

Sophie Woven Earrings

Harkiss Designs

These earrings are sophisticated, lightweight, and can be worn casually or dressed up!All the workmanship is handcrafted by indigenous artisans of ...

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$75.00
Isabel Earrings
$68.00

Isabel Earrings

Harkiss Designs

These earrings are sophisticated, lightweight, and can be worn casually or dressed up!All the workmanship is handcrafted by indigenous artisans of ...

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$68.00
Isabel Earrings
$75.00

Isabel Earrings

Harkiss Designs

These earrings are sophisticated, lightweight, and can be worn casually or dressed up!All the workmanship is handcrafted by indigenous artisans of ...

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$75.00
Miriam Post Earrings
$68.00

Miriam Post Earrings

Harkiss Designs

These earrings are sophisticated, lightweight, and can be worn casually or dressed up!All the workmanship is handcrafted by indigenous artisans of ...

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$68.00
Zaffoni Olive Batik Bone Salad Server
from $30.00

Zaffoni Olive Batik Bone Salad Server

Harkiss Designs

When a salad server screams take me home, this is what it should look like:) Round head servers are not so common and they are considered unique an...

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from $30.00
Wooden Butter Spreader Knife
from $9.00

Wooden Butter Spreader Knife

Harkiss Designs

Smoothed to the best feel of the surface!Butter Spreader / Butter Knife is Eco-Friendly Condiment spreader from 100% Wild Olive Wood.Super Handy Ki...

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from $9.00
Vegan Olive Wood Spice Spoon
$5.50

Vegan Olive Wood Spice Spoon

Harkiss Designs

Made from wild olive wood.Not dishwasher or microwave safe.Treat with cooking oil only.Great gift for cooking lovers.

$5.50
Jaca Smoked Sugar Lidded Bowl
from $50.00

Jaca Smoked Sugar Lidded Bowl

Harkiss Designs

Bowl with lid made from Jacaranda wood, smoked in a kiln for the smoky color look.Wipe down with oiled paper towel inside & outside.Not dishwas...

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from $50.00
Luncheon Batik Serving Sets
from $15.00

Luncheon Batik Serving Sets

Harkiss Designs

Handmade in Kenya by local artisans. Be Assured that each piece is crafted by hand from start to finishEach set may differ from natural olive wood'...

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from $15.00
Beaded Wooden Scoop
$10.00

Beaded Wooden Scoop

Harkiss Designs

Made from wild olive wood Assorted spoon embellished with Masai BeadsMaterials: Olive Wood & Beads Not dishwasher or microwave safe. Treat with...

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$10.00
7-8" Kalwe Knickknack Tray
$30.00

7-8" Kalwe Knickknack Tray

Harkiss Designs

Thin horn layer trayPerfect for dry snacks, keys, décor table, and other Knickknacks.Color - Dark & Light Shades OnlyMaterial - Ankole Cattle H...

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$30.00
7" Oval Batik Handle Olive Bowl
from $35.50

7" Oval Batik Handle Olive Bowl

Harkiss Designs

Stylish wooden bowl with batik handle.  Perfect for entertaining or can be used as decorative decor.

from $35.50
12" Spice round Bowls & Spoon
$60.00

12" Spice round Bowls & Spoon

Harkiss Designs

Spread the joy with assorted snacks in these 4" bowls tied in one 12" display paired with 4" SpoonsMade from Olivewood with a batik bone inlay, the...

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$60.00