FAIRTRADE - SUPPORTING KAZURI

Kazuri, which means small and beautiful in Swahili, is hand-painted ceramic jewellery made in Kenya.

Every bead which makes up a necklace or bracelet is shaped by hand by one of the 300 local women employed by Kazuri.

In an age of mass-produced goods, Kazuri jewellery stands out as a little bit different. As every piece of jewellery is handmade, every one is unique. Indeed, many pieces take on the quirks and trademarks of the individual people who shape the beads, paint them or string them, giving them soul as well as beauty.   

The women employed by Kazuri receive a salary 3 times more than the average national wage in Kenya. In recognition of its social commitments to Fairtrade it has earned itself the label for IFTA (International Fair Trade Association).


COLLABORATING WITH WOMEN FROM THE MAASAI TRIBE

Maasai cultural heritage is rich in traditional beadwork that has been practiced for years. An inherited skill that has been passed on for generations to produce colourful and vibrant pieces from jewellery to homeware.

This tribe has influenced many designers around the world. Each colour and piece made has a meaning.


BAGS WITH A CAUSE

We support a community based organization that empowers young women to become potential and responsible industrious women of the world.

All Ashepa bags are made by these aspiring young women.

The Center is a 'Learn and Earn' Centre where each girl is able to learn a skill that gives her an income generating skill which will take her family out of the vicious cycle of poverty.