Tribal Textiles


Partner since: 2021
Refugee origin: DR Congo
Refugee location: Zambia

Tribal Textiles is a social enterprise based on the edge of South Luangwa National Park in Zambia. Tribal Textiles creates ethically handcrafted products while strengthening their rural community by providing local artisans with opportunities, supporting conservation and investing in local initiatives.

For over 30 years, Tribal Textiles has made batik textiles. Today, they one of the biggest employers in the Luangwa Valley, an area where jobs are scarce.

Refugee Artisan Group

Congolese refugees in the Eastern Province of Zambia work with Tribal Textiles to create woven home decor items. The artisans hand-dye raw materials - locally sourced natural fibers - and weave them together using a braiding technique. Some products incorporate additional natural materials like wood or coconut shells.

DR Congo Emergengy

Learn more about the DR Congo emergency and the UNHCR's work in the region.


From design to production, we minimize our environmental impact by sourcing locally, using sustainable materials, and repurposing waste.

- Tribal Textiles