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UNIQUELY NAMIBIAN

OMBA's roots go back to 1991 when founder Karin le Roux developed a range of textiles with a group of unemployed women in a small rural village in the south of Namibia. From those humble beginnings, we are today the largest operation in the country marketing Namibian craft exclusively. We partner over 450 producers in nine regions and market several ranges of unique Namibian handmade craft. We are a registered member of the World Fair Trade Organisation.

Our quality products are rooted in traditional culture but always with a contemporary twist. Each product has a fascinating story to tell. Please click on Product Stories to learn more.

Omba's mission is to support the sustainable livelihoods of marginalised communities through craft development and marketing. We develop and test production and supply systems through training in remote villages, under trees, in church halls – wherever we can find some shelter.

We are passionate about the people we work with. In a country with over 50% unemployment, our work offers women, in particular (who are largely illiterate) a chance to earn an income; we are changing the lives of people, one crafter at a time.

"Our knowledge and expertise + producer's skills and creativity = jobs, food on the table, healthy children and confident adults. This is OMBA"

Karin Le Roux - Director