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Our Story

The Hands That Make 



The Collaborative Connection

Feel the collaborative connection of culture that inspires our selection of products from across Zambia. Travel with us as we take you on an adventure through Zambian lands, rich in community and vibrancy.  What started as a love affair with the arts and craft has blossomed into a women-led small passionate business that works to bring unique and stylish creations from across the country into your hands. Our relationships with the artisans and our joint passion for sustainable, collaborative, and ethical style is what motivates us.  

About Lusaka Collective

Founded in 2019, we are a curated story telling experience, showcasing Zambian makers, their design-craft, and sharing their stories. A hidden treasure trove, that has quickly become a must-visit in the bustling Longacre’s Market, Lusaka, the Collective embraces the authenticity of everyday life in the capital, a soul of the city experience. We source the best of creativity from across Zambia and bring it together for you in one place, a one stop shopping experience. A selection of proudly Zambian products to take home with you and inspire those long-lasting memories of your travel adventures here. 
The Collective was founded by business partners Rosanne and Talitha in 2019, a journey that began through friendship, joint travels, and hours of midnight conversations. Weaving their way together, the Collective was born. They are both social entrepreneurs with a passion to connect this community of makers to their customers. 

Our Curated Collection 

Every product forms part of our curated collection yet has its own story. It’s the story of the maker, from those hands into yours, and the journey along the way. Most importantly, it’s a tale of opportunity, collaboration, and empowerment. We are inspired to be working alongside some of the most talented creatives and growing and learning together. Our collections range from ceramics, textiles, basketry, photography, visual arts and jewellery to name a few, we do believe there is something for everyone.  Welcoming you into the Collective are our wonderful team members Angela, Musonda, Twaambo and Nancy these women are the face and heart of our space. Handling inventory, customer care and language barriers with our artisans, they teach us daily about the many diverse cultures that mould Zambia. They also make a great cup of coffee, served with a scrumptious slice of carrot cake, that compliments your shopping experience!  “Sip and shop” (Longacres Hub)  Where to find us We can’t wait for you, your family, and friends to visit and experience all that this wonderful country has to offer. We look forward to meeting you soon and having you join our growing journey.   Central Lusaka, Longacres, known as our Collective hub  GRI Wildlife Discovery Centre - Lusaka National Park    Anabezi Camp in the Lower Zambezi National Park