top of page


Gogo Olive was set up in Mutare in the Eastern Highlands of Zimabwe in November 2008 to give local women the opportunity to use their craft skills to build a future for themselves and their families and to experience the security and independence that comes with this.

They chose knitting because the materials are basic and cheap, it can be done anywhere and at any time and is a skill that is practical and profitable for the women to learn.

Each knitted animal, or 'Shamwari' (meaning 'friend' in the local Shona language) is completely handmade, ethically produced, fairly traded and bring joy!

Artisan products

Learn more

Technique: weaving
bottom of page