Sina Boda is hugely significant to me. The meaning of Sina Boda is “no border’ in Kiswahili (one of the main languages in East Africa). For us, it means; no border in creativity, in materials, in sharing ideas, and no border to the support we give our artisans.
Until leaving Africa in 2015, I had spent the majority of the previous 20 years living there. It was a very rich experience for me and I still have many memories of the times shared with the people and artisans I met. I had also spent many years working on development projects there, and it was this experience that nurtured the concept of Sina Boda.
Through Sina Boda, I have been able to combine my passions: the world of creation, unearthing unusual materials and original handmade creations while empowering local artisans.
Sina Boda will increase the visibility of the artisans I have met, and build a bridge between them and customers who appreciate handcrafted, unique and high-quality creations.
I invite you to share in this long and beautiful journey and I hope that you will appreciate the spirit of Sina Boda.