#ProjectAfricanSummer Photo Journal: Seattle


This week we've been in Seattle to celebrate #ProjectAfricanSummer!

UBUNTU Made is one of three African vendors featured in Whole Foods Markets, and we decided to join forces with super-soap makers, Alaffia, and sweet chocolate purveyors, Madecasse, to tell the story of social enterprise in Africa. Our friends at Whole Planet Foundation and Allegro Coffee Company jumped on board, along with musicians Emmanual Jal and Rocky Dawuni, and all the players were in place for the greatest African event to hit the PNW!

Okay, maybe we're a bit excited, but it was a pretty great Wednesday and we had a lot of fun.

We're doing it all again next Wednesday at Whole Foods Market Berekley in California, and we'd love to see you there! Come hear from a panel of social entrepreneurs in Africa, enjoy some tunes, bites, and grab a Green LOVE Bracelet before they sell out! RSVP for the free event here and don't forget to check out the #ProjectAfricanSummer photos on Instagram!

Below are a few shots from our founder, Zane Wilemon, as he traipsed around Seattle, visiting different Whole Foods Markets and even stopping by to say hey to our friends at Miir!

"It's been a wild ride this past week in Seattle launching the African Summer campaign with Whole Foods Market. One of the panelists said it best, 'I never thought African brands like ours would go from knocking on the doors of Whole Foods to being invited in to highlight our stories about social enterprise.' So much change is rapidly taking place in the social enterprise space. This is evident when large scale conscious brands like Whole Foods Market convene opportunities like this to bring awareness around the struggles & joys to birth international trade out of Africa.

It's been an honor & an absolute trip hanging with these like minded leaders whose fierceness & refusal to give up is paving the way for social enterprise in Africa. It's just the beginning!" -Zane