Republic of Guinea

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Located in West Africa, the Republic of Guinea is bordered by Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Senegal, and Sierra Leone, with the Atlantic Ocean located to the west. Guinea features four geographic regions: Lower Guinea (which includes the coast and coastal plain), Fouta Djallon, Upper Guinea, and the Guinea Highlands.

Guinea’s largely unexplored mineral reserves position it for future economic growth. The country is home to the world’s largest known reserves of bauxite and vast quantities of high-grade iron ore. Despite this potential, nearly 50 percent of the population lives below the poverty line (as of 2006). Agricultural activities make up approximately 75 percent of employment, and industrial employment makes up less than 10 percent.

With an overall strong population growth, Guinea’s population reached more than 11.8 million in July 2018. French is the official language, with several native languages present as well. Approximately 89 percent of the population practices Islam; 6.8 percent practice Christianity. Since the mid-1980s, a growing number of refugees have resettled in Guinea, including individuals from neighboring Liberia and Sierra Leone.

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PRODUCTS FROM REPUBLIC OF GUINEA

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Indigo Tie-Dye Tote - No. 2

$ 68.00

Say hello to your new favorite tote bag. This beautiful indigo piece fuses Nordic design and traditional West-African craftsmanship. It features an interior pocket, knotted details, and perfect-length straps for...

Details

  • Approximately 17" tall x 13" wide; 10" handle drop
  • Materials: 100% cotton
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur
  • Care Instructions: Machine wash separately at 86°F / 30°C.

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Tie-Dye Indigo Kitchen Towel - No. 2

$ 28.00

Cook up new recipes with this hand-dyed indigo kitchen towel. The perfect pop of blue for any hook or handle — this item is 100 percent cotton and hand-woven, and...

Details

  • Approximately 28" long x 20" wide
  • Materials: 100% cotton
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur
  • Care Instructions: Machine wash separately at 86°F / 30°C

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Indigo Tie-Dye Napkin - No. 3

$ 18.00

Treat your guests with these hand-dyed indigo napkins. Each is hand-spun and hand-woven on a traditional loom in a time-intensive process that can take weavers up to two weeks to...

Details

  • Approximately 18.5" long x 18.5" wide
  • Materials: 100% cotton
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur
  • Care Instructions: Machine wash separately at 86°F / 30°C

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Quickshop

Indigo Tie-Dye Tote - No. 3

$ 68.00

Say hello to your new favorite tote bag. This beautiful indigo piece fuses Nordic design and traditional West-African craftsmanship. It features an interior pocket, knotted details, and perfect-length straps for...

Details

  • Approximately 17" tall x 13" wide; 10" handle drop
  • Materials: 100% cotton
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur
  • Care Instructions: Machine wash separately at 86°F / 30°C.

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