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MitiMeth Upcycling | Nigeria

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Company Focus: 

MitiMeth is an Award winning Social Enterprise based in Nigeria. Our mission is to improve the environment and empower communities through craft skills training and enterprise development. We create handcrafted products from natural fibres considered environmental menaces or waste. These natural fibres include invasive aquatic weeds (e.g. water hyacinth, typha grass), and agricultural waste forms (banana bark, coconut shells, bamboo colms). We upcycle these recovered plants and non-timber resources through harvesting and crafting activities and design and manufacture home accent furniture, stationery, baskets, kitchen and diningware. In partnership with public and private institutions, we also facilitate Craft Innovation Workshops in rural communities empowering women and youth to generate income earning opportunities utilizing locally available resources.

Social Impact

MitiMeth provides value to customers and society by solving rampant unemployment and creating jobs for women and youth in the riparian and agrarian communities. The extra income earned by our Artisans goes a long way in paying for upkeep of their families and building a community of producers. Our Artisans are also paying it forward and inviting other members of the community to participate in this economic activity. Through the harvesting of invasive aquatic weeds for handicrafts, MitiMeth is alleviating the clogging of Nigeria's waterways. We are also producing and selling eco-friendly home and gifts items to satisfy the needs of environmentally conscious consumers within the local and international markets and promoting the use of locally available resources for sustainability. To date, MitiMeth has provided training to over 300 women, farmers and youth from 20 communities in Lagos, Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers, Kogi and Oyo states.

Category: Accessories, Homeware, Decor, Gift

T+I Levels: T2 + I2

Contact Name: Achenyo Idachaba Obaro


Address: 47 Francis Okediji Street, Bodija, Ibadan, Oyo 200212, Nigeria

Export Experience: Beginner 

Production Capacity: 

In a month we can produce

  • 2520 Coasters

  • 1066 Trivets

  • 480 Placemats

  • 500 Jotter Covers

  • 400 Tissue Boxes

  • 1335 Keychains

Skills: Weaving, Cutting, Welding, Turning, Gumming, Trimming, Polishing, Sewing

Price Point: 

  • Basket 6 to 20 USD/piece

  • Hair Accessories & Jewlery 0.75 to 6 USD/piece

  • Home Accents 1.50 to 90 USD/piece

  • Kitchen & Dining 2.80 to 35 USD/set

  • Stationery 1.15 to 4 USD/piece

Lead Time: 1.5 weeks upwards depending on the quantities

# of Producers/Artisans: Between 80 - 100 

Materials: Water hyacinth, Banana fibre, Bamboo, Rattan, Coconut shells, Fabric, Tyres

Terms & Conditions: 

1. We are happy to co-create new products provided there is a guarantee that the customer will contribute 50% of the development cost if the cost of production exceeds a particular threshold. 
2. We require an official purchase order. To commit that order to production, we require a 60% deposit and 40% upon delivery. 
3. Prices are ExWorks and Outbound shipping costs not included unless otherwise negotiated with the Buyer.