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 A virtual marketplace for natural cosmetics and decorative home accents made and sourced in Africa.
We partner with small businesses and creatives based in Africa to bring our customers quality,
fair trade, ethical and organic products at affordable prices.

A virtual marketplace for natural cosmetics and decorative home accents made and sourced in Africa.

We partner with small businesses and creatives based in Africa to bring our customers quality, fair trade, ethical and organic products at affordable prices




Clays and Masks

Handmade dishware, utensils, barware and more

Olive Wood Paddle Salad Servers with Bone Inlay
Twisted Handle Wooden Sugar or Spice Spoon
Wooden Bowl with Bone Detail (Set of 3)

Wall hangings, woven baskets, pillows and more

Bolga Royal Straw Fan
Hand Dyed Batik Pillow
Elephant Grass Planter
Multicolor Bolga Fruit Basket

PET BEDS, CARRIERS and accessories


Luxury Online Boutique For Dogs


Partner Spotlight


Our mission is to connect small businesses and creatives based in Africa to an international market through partnership. Fair trade and ethical business practices are our core values. With our vendor partners across the African continent, we offer our customers products that represent the best of African creativity, craftmanship and enterprise.

Partner with us to bring your designs, creations and products to a global market. Learn how you too can become a UKTE Vendor Partner today.


Mbora's Bolga Baskets

October 27th, 2020 12:24pm

400 km from the capital city of Accra, Ghana, on the Great North Road is the municipality of Bolgatanga, where UKTE’s newest partner Mbora Azongo, is from. He is a proud second-generation “Bolga basket” weaver and small business owner. With the rapid expansion of tourism in Ghana, the demand for authentic Ghanaian arts and crafts also increased. Mbora’s family represents the tradition of Bolga basket weaving passed down through generations. Both his mother… Read more


Nisrine & Nada| Soul Sisters


Nisrine and Nada are two young sisters from Morocco who started out with a simple idea, to make the most of what their country has to offer. 

Their brand offers a range of great quality organic skins and hair care products, all 100% pure and produced in fair trade environments. Their products are made through cooperatives of women, providing job opportunities for countless women who would otherwise be victims of high unemployment rates. With their products they not only promote the beauty and richness of their country but create employment that allows women to generate income for their families.

Their aim to show the world that beauty comes from nature and that one must not compromise their skin and hair with countless chemicals and additives to achieve beauty and care.

Tomilade| Uzuri


At only 26 years of age, Tomilade is the CEO/Owner of Gelignite Oils and the mastermind behind UZURI by Gelignite line of natural hair and skin care products. She produces high quality 100% natural essential oils, carrier oils, and extracts from ethically sourced material in Nigeria. 

At the core of her company is a culture of purpose and impact: to promote the best of what nature has to offer while respecting the environment and impacting her community in a meaningful way. Her products are rich, all natural and contain no fillers, additives or inorganic materials. The majority of her raw materials are sourced from women farmers and vendors and with manpower that is primarily “womanpower”, her company employs and uplifts women through manufacturing, sales and technical support services. 

She a member of the Academy of Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) and She Trades Common Wealth,  United States and United Kingdom initiatives to support growth of women entrepreneurs around the world.

Samuna| Ngor Guma Agri Corporation/UKTE.


Samuna is the founder and CEO of Ngor Guma Agri Corporation, an agri-business that responsibly sources and processes Liberian origin cocoa and oilseeds (palm oil, palm kernel oil, coconut oil and moringa oil) for cosmetic customers around the world. She is also the co-founder and CEO of UKTE, a retail and wholesale importer that uses the power of e-commerce to bring the best of Africa to the world.

She is passionate about supporting and creating transformative narratives that uplift African communities through entrepreneurship. This is how she honours the legacy of female empowerment and leadership of the women of her family. Samuna was born in Liberia and grew up in 6 different countries including the Ivory Coast, South Africa, and Togo. She is a mother to two beautiful children who keep her very busy.

Samuna has a BSC in Hospitality Tourism Management, Purdue University and an MSc in International Law & Human Rights Specialization, Seton Hall University. 



Larissa| Ou'Lai Maison

Cote d'Ivoire

Tantie (Aunty) Larissa, as she is affectionately known, is the owner of Ou’Lai Maison, a small African decor and fabric business in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.

Working with a small team of local tailors and craftsmen, she designs her products and sources items from the West African region.


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