About Us

Being housebound during the coronavirus pandemic when our world stopped has helped us rethink how we want to live — from the way we work, to the things we buy, to the people and experience we value.

This is how the concept of Tribeur was born. The word is an invented adj. pronounced /traib.uh) Derived from the word tribe and urban to describe someone whose personal style is an international identity never bound to one place. Founded during lockdown while in London, by Creative Director, Anne-Lise Fotso, Tribeur is an interior brand capturing her passion for treasure hunting that showcases the beauty of traditional African crafts techniques combined with modernity and conscious living in mind. She made it her mission to curate and celebrate the spirit of ancient traditions whilst empowering artisans to join the global market. Her African roots and French upbringing inform her taste which she describes as “vintage with an edge”. Born and raised in Paris, she studied Strategic Design Management at Parsons School of Design in New York and has a diverse professional background in France, Cameroon, Kenya and the UK.

What we do

Inspired by multi-cultural environments and conscious interiors, we are an interior brand that grew out of a lifelong passion for travelling and craftsmanship. Bringing a touch of the diversity of African traditions to the rest of the world, we are serious about supporting global artisans from places like Zimbabwe, Kenya, South Africa, Uganda. Our venture creates and commissions beautiful and functional objects by artisans across the continent for hotels, restaurants, independent shops and hospitality in Europe, UK and beyond. Through our curated selection of well-crafted objects of decoration and tableware using locally sourced sustainable materials, we work collaboratively with our network of artisans, designers and brands to develop unique collections with a style as much minimal as vintage and modern.

Our unique sourcing alternative is an antidote to mass-produced objects, as we thrive to build more meaningful relationships with the objects in our lives. The ultimate source for global consumer in search of authentic and conscious style. Each objets is the result of a collaboration. It is about people coming together to tell a story and create unique and collectable pieces that can be cherish forever. Together, we aim to refocus on crafts that evoke notions of quality and authenticity whilst empowering local communities to bring positive social impact.

Why we do it

Design and craftsmanship evolve as we do. That’s why we invest time in researching local crafts across Africa, artisan brands and empower craftspeople to develop unique products for the global market. Working together to get things done right, we collaborate with makers to create beautiful products in a meaningful way with a focus on quality, craftsmanship, sustainability, people. By opting on small batches, sustainable materials, fair wages and one of a kind products, we have an opportunity to rethink how we want trade to change in the future by connecting incredible value of the cultural artisan communities to the world.

Browse and discover a carefully selected range of artisanal products made by skilled craftspeople locally sourced in Africa to meet the demand for an alternative to fast consumption.

We source, design, manufacture products in collaboration with our seller partners and designers to offer unique items made responsibly.

In a few clicks, professional buyers can pre-order and buy contemporary artisanal products. We simplify wholesale order management and logistics, so there is no more lengthy emails.

Browse and discover a carefully selected range of artisanal products made by skilled craftspeople locally sourced in Africa to meet the demand for an alternative to fast consumption.

We source, design, manufacture products in collaboration with our seller partners and designers to offer unique items made responsibly.

In a few clicks, professional buyers can pre-order and buy contemporary artisanal products. We simplify wholesale order management and logistics, so there is no more lengthy emails.