Chako. A creative, social enterprise based in Zanzibar, Tanzania.
Chako’s quality handcrafted products are made from upcycled waste material from the tourism industry otherwise destined for landfill. Young unemployed men and women receive training and skills (for life) to create unique upcycled interior design objects and accessories.
While the tourism industry creates a lot of opportunities for Zanzibar and its people, it does bring more waste to the beautiful island that cannot be processed on the island. That is why recycling is so important.
A Community Movement
Chako creates awareness about the waste issue in Zanzibar by inviting the local community such as school children, students, NGO’s, hotel staff and governmental institutions to the workshop.
A First in Zanzibar
As a guaranteed member of WFTO (World Fair Trade Organization) Chako provides equal opportunity, fair wages and good working conditions. We are the first company in Zanzibar to be WFTO certified.
Visit Chako’s Artisans
Would you like to see how our artisans turn trash into treasure? Visit the workshop for an experience tour. You might find a beautiful souvenir to take home. Chako’s product are also available to be viewed and purchased in selected local shops and hotels including Zuri Zanzibar in Kendwa. For more information please visit www.chakozanzibar.com
Chako’s quality handcrafted products are made from upcycled waste material from the tourism industry otherwise destined for landfill.