Since 1985, Tintsaba has run a rural development project in the Northern Hhohho region of eSwatini (formerly Swaziland). The project works with women's groups producing and marketing quality handcrafts.
Using a fine coiling technique, the discs for jewellery and baskets are woven from sisal, a fibre made from the agave plant which is an evasive alien plant species that originated in Mexico and was introduced to Africa to make the sisal fibre.
The sisal is processed using little water and organic dyes. Tintsaba endeavours to be sustainable in all areas of production.
Besides the training in the unique Tinsaba handcrafts, the women who make Tintsaba products receive health and literacy programs enabling them the best chance to lift themselves and their families out of poverty.
Their products are recognised around the world for their outstanding quality as well as the beautiful story attached to them.