Meet The Team

UK Office, West Berks

The UK is run by Heather, with helpers of all ages, shapes and sizes (some with fur). For help with orders, sizing your dog and more please contact Heather as follows:

heather@theartisantree.co.uk

Tel: 07980 018 302    /    Int: +44 7980 018 302. 

 

The UK is the smallest part of the tree however, with by far the larger part, our partners in East & Southern Africa.  

BeadWORKS, Isiolo, Kenya

Based near Isiolo in Northern Kenya, BeadWORKS make all our beautiful dog collars and leads. They have a sizeable office team and over 50 artisans working on our products in their enterprise scheme. 

Two vital cogs in this well-oiled machine are Beatrice & Karin -  women 'who can and who do'. Between them they co-ordinate the women’s groups, spending considerable time in the villages talking to the artisans about patterns, designs and any challenges they are facing. Alongside Beatrice & Karin are an excellent team of administrators, leatherworkers, finishers, experts in exports and more!

  

The Zambezi Joy Society, Zambia

Our latest addition to our growing family is the Zambezi Joy Society. This fantastic co-operative is based on the banks of the Zambezi River in Zambia. Headed up by Tina, Mrs Kalota & Mrs Njapao a group of local women have empowered themselves by designing and printing new Chitenge fabrics before sewing them into innovative products. For us this means dog bow ties, bandanas and doormats but trust me, there is a lot more up their sleeves!