GhanaMade and Made in Ghana Magazine - A Trend?

Recently, stores carrying products MADE IN GHANA have popped up all over the place, practically named GhanaMade. Reportedly, there is one on Spintex road, close to the Coca-cola roundabout, three in Tema (C1, C2 and C8) and one close to Accra Poly.

The friend who told me about it was very excited, and so was I. The time has come for Ghana to promote and buy its own products. Yesterday, I read about a magazine called Made in Ghana Magazine to promote products made in this beautiful country (Daily Graphic, unfortunately not on the web). Is it the same person behind both initiatives? Or are they just part of a trend?

Personally, I take agreat intrest in stuff made in Ghana and try to patronize it as much as only possible. In my home you'll find for instance Ghanaian brown rice, spices, canned tuna, cocoa liquor, of course fruits and vegetables, but also furniture (some from Yenok) and cloths (which I posted on here).

So two days ago, equipped with a shopping bag, I made a visit to the small Tema Community 8 branch of GhanaMade (see pic). Unfortunately, I was not too impressed by the messy displays or choice of items (mainly Nestlé stuff that has a relatively low local feel, in my opinion) and nothing I haven't seen before.

However, the stores are new, the initiative is excellent and I'll give them a second chance soon. And I'll keep you posted on the Made in Ghana Magazine.


Cynthia said...

That's really cool! In the US, everything seems to be from somewhere else, it's actually rare to see things that are homegrown here as well.

Question, do you know how I would go about buying cloth from Ghana? I'm trying to make some clothes and handbags and would LOVE to use Ghanaian textiles for some things. Do you know who I could or should contact? I have no problem with paying, of course.

Kajsa Hallberg Adu said...

Hi Cynthia, isnt it cool?

Send me an email at kajsahallberg at and we'll figure something out for Ghanaian textiles. For small orders, I'll help you out personally!

sarah said...

oh i want some of the rice now, it's soooo good!

andersson said...

cynthia, and you wonder why nothing is made in the states?

you just sourced Ghanaian textiles..

: )

goyestoeverything said...

Thanks for the post. If you hear of any of these types of places with a web presence, please post. I loved the trinkets I bought in Ghana and might be interested in buying more.

Cynthia said...

@ andersson,

so true but what can I say, the textiles are lovely! ;-)

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