Ujamaa Collective is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded with a social mission to create spaces, opportunities, networks, education and support for Africana women to grow as entrepreneurs, artisans,
and servant-leaders so that we may "lift as we climb."
We are accomplishing this through our Hill District based artisan boutique, open-air marketplace events, agricultural incubator and cooperative business support provided to our members and partners based locally, regionally and globally.
Through placemaking, cooperative strategies, community and economic development, Ujamaa's vision is to create sustainable neighborhoods and communities that are healthy and economically vibrant for people of African descent.
In late 2014, Ujamaa Collective launched the Cooperation Over Competition Campaign, with support of the Global Switchboard, to continue building a foundation for community and economic development for the network of artists and consumers we support through our programming. Learn more by watching this video here.
Ujamaa / n. (OOH-JAH-MAH)
The fourth principle of Kwanzaa; To build and maintain our own stores,
shops and other businesses and profit from them TOGETHER
Ujamaa Boutique is your destination for fashion forward cultural expression!
Located at 1901 Centre Avenue in Suite 100, The Ujamaa Boutique carries handcrafted items from local artisans, and fair-trade items from the Caribbean and Africa.
The Ujamaa Boutique has what you need in jewelry, ethnic clothing and fabric, home decor and fine art, so come and visit us for an unforgettable shopping experience filled with local flavor and international flair!
And If you can't make it out to see us,
browse Ujamaa's Product gallery (online shopping available soon) so you can get a taste of what Ujamaa has to offer.
If you would like to see your work showcased in the Ujamaa Boutique, contact us for more information about consignment opportunities.