Banana Boat connects Ugandan artisans, women’s groups, and micro businesses with international buyers who purchase stylish crafts and interior accessories at fair-value rates. Banana Boat supports hundreds of Ugandan crafts people with training, interest-free loans, capital advances for tools and supplies, and by paying for products up-front rather than having artisans wait for a consignment sale. Banana Boat trains its artisans in quality control and international standards. Three stylish shops in Kampala emphasize natural materials: palm leaf, banana fiber, leather, bone, and soapstone with simple and traditional designs. Vogue describes Banana Boat as a better bet for ethical and authentic crafts.