About KAZI Goods
KAZI Goods is a fair trade company cofounded by Alicia Wallace that's focused on artisan development — one of only five who hold the Nest Seal for ethical production of artisanal treasure.
KAZI provide contemporary handcrafted goods for inspired living. They help alleviate poverty by empowering thousands of women weavers in Rwanda, Ghana, Uganda and Tanzania. Master artisans who create intricate and colorful designs for handmade woven fair trade baskets, wine coasters, planters, catch alls, decorative toys and woven wall decor. All crafted from natural fibers. Ready to take pride of place above your bed or sofa in your living room.
KAZI's mix of treasure is all handmade via an artisan network using a traditional weaving process and techniques. Designs brought to life using sweet grass and other natural fibers. Infused with rich colors from a palette of vegetable dyes.
Alicia Wallace ensures that KAZI's business model spreads joy through amazing fair trade baskets and other treasures. Making a difference in the lives of those they work with through artisan development programs, which offer sustainable income flow that truly values the artisan network of women weavers.
Alicia Wallace founded KAZI with the belief everyone deserves a beautiful home, regardless of their economic situation. The business model is laser focused on ways to alleviate poverty. Providing sustainable income flow and fair working conditions for their women weavers, as well as supporting artisan development with sweet grass weaving skills + other natural fibers.
In addition, KAZI Goods strives to create amazing products that provide beauty and functionality, while also being affordable. As a result, KAZI Goods can offer a unique selection of handmade home decor that will add a touch of beauty and style to any room in your house.
Alicia Wallace also believes in eco-friendly practices, and all of KAZI's products are made from natural fibers and organic dyes. The KAZI business model puts eco-friendly practices at the center. They're essential to protecting our planet, and KAZI's always looking for new ways to reduce their carbon footprint.
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KAZI is committed to using sustainable, naturally sourced materials like sweet grass in all their handmade home decor. The company works with artisans in developing countries, teaching them how to grow and harvest their own materials. To alleviate poverty through independence. So they can then go on to employ people in their communities.
KAZI only uses responsibly harvested local materials like raffia, elephant grass, sweet grass and sisal. Every color you see is drawn from organic natural dyes. And this eco-protective process brings organic living into your home. Along with peace of mind, knowing KAZI is taking all these steps to protect the environment.
KAZI statement pieces are beautiful and unique. And buying from the company supports a good cause, so what's not to love?
A sisal statement piece in your home will add a touch of inspired living with its silky shine and bold color. KAZI's sisal treasures range from wall decor that hangs above your bed to floor baskets that rise up to your waist. Sisal is a type of agave plant, and the fiber from this plant is very strong and durable.
KAZI use sisal to create high contrast, vibrant, and sharp colors. And all of KAZI's dyes are organic, so you can be confident in their brilliance. Adding a touch of bold and daring whimsy to your living room, hallway or anywhere else that needs a dash of inspiration.
KAZI is proud to work with artisans in Uganda and Tanzania who hand weave our beautiful Raffia products. Raffia, a product of the palm-like Busso plant, is naturally tan and ribbon-like and adds a warming base and texture to KAZI pieces. Their artisans use organic dyeing methods to add color and interest to these already special pieces. When earthy, “powdery” or raw trends are present in the home decorating world, Raffia is their go-to to meet the trend. When brought into a living room, for example, KAZI's Raffia pieces and collections add a comfortable, hygge mood to the space, pairing well with most other design textiles.
KAZI is proud to source their handmade Elephant Grass baskets from artisans in Ghana. Growing exceptionally tall in dense groupings, this straw-like, yet flexible material is used in KAZI's most rustic and raw pieces, or elements of a piece where artisans look to add contrasting texture.
Growing more popular, elephant grass brings nature indoors to your bedroom or living room by twisting and weaving the wildness of nature into beautifully imperfect pieces that feel at home in rustic, farm and cozy-casual decor settings.
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KAZI Goods is committed to using sustainable, naturally sourced materials in all of their handmade home decor. The company works with artisans in developing countries, teaching them how to grow and harvest their own materials so that they can be independent and employ people in their communities.
KAZI Goods only uses responsibly harvested local materials like raffia, elephant grass, and sisal, and every color is drawn from organic natural dyes. This eco-protective process brings organic living into your home, and peace of mind knowing that the company is taking steps to protect the environment. KAZI Goods' wall statement pieces are beautiful and unique, and buying from the company supports a good cause. What's not to love?
A sisal statement piece in your home will add a touch of inspired living with its silky shine and bold color. KAZI's sisal treasures range from wall decor that hangs above your bed to floor baskets that rise up to your waist. Sisal is a type of agave plant, and the fiber from this plant is very strong and durable. KAZI Goods use sisal to create high contrast, vibrant, and sharp colors. And all of KAZI's dyes are organic, so you can be confident in their brilliance.
KAZI Goods is proud to work with artisans in Uganda and Tanzania who hand weave our beautiful Raffia products. Raffia, a product of the palm-like Busso plant, is naturally tan and ribbon-like and adds a warming base and texture to KAZI pieces. Our artisans use organic dyeing methods to add color and interest to these already special pieces. When earthy, “powdery” or raw trends are present in the home decorating world, Raffia is our go-to to meet the trend. When brought into a home KAZI's Raffia pieces and collections add a comfortable, cozy mood to any space, pairing well with most other design textiles.
KAZI Goods is proud to source their handmade Elephant Grass baskets from artisans in Ghana. Growing exceptionally tall in dense groupings, this straw-like, yet flexible material is used in KAZI's most rustic and raw pieces, or elements of a piece where artisans look to add contrasting texture. Growing more popular, elephant grass brings nature indoors by twisting and weaving the wildness of nature into beautifully imperfect pieces that feel at home in rustic, farm and cozy-casual decor settings.
KAZI is committed to artisan development of women weavers. Together with their artisan network, KAZI creates demand for expertly woven fair trade baskets and home goods made of sweet grass + other natural fibers.
By paying fair wages and working to grow communities, KAZI helps alleviate poverty and raise visibility for the meaningful and striking artistry of the people they work with. Resulting in sustainable income flow for their artisan network, which helps communities grow and thrive.
KAZI Goods' continued work with the Nest Seal ensures their wages and practices meet the highest possible standards, evolving with the global marketplace in real time.
The fair wage KAZI provides increases income ten-fold in many cases, which then filters into local economies and communities. By supporting KAZI Goods, you are supporting the growth of sustainable communities around the world. A vote for KAZI is a vote to alleviate poverty.
KAZI's artisan network employs 3200 weavers.
KAZI source local materials native to Africa that are readily available to their artisan network, like sweet grass and sisal used to make their fair trade baskets.
KAZI reinvests their profits to further expand artisan development — helping to alleviate poverty by offering fair pay and sustainable income flow.
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Fair Trade Home Goods
Designing For A Sustainable Marketplace
Skilled African Women Weavers Make KAZI Creations and Forever Change Their Worlds
KAZI pay fair hourly wages to women weavers across a skilled artisan network. They create their original natural woven products, like fair trade baskets, in the safety of their own homes. That sustainable income flow has a 4x positive economic impact on their communities.
Fair Trade Starts With Opportunity
KAZI find skilled artisans, or a person eager to be trained in the art of weaving, facing limited or no employment options. These artisans form cooperatives with the help of KAZI, who provide training and support along the way.
Each cooperative has an opportunity for upward movement into leadership positions, supported through brand-sponsored training. This training includes fundamentals for fair election-based appointments to lead roles within the community.
Appointees are trained with a clear code of conduct to maintain a high level of transparency and accountability, and their cooperative is officially registered within the local government.
Fair Trade Thrives By Respecting Local Culture and Norms
KAZI study the cultural context and understand the challenges of artisan’s everyday living to sustainably operationalize their supply chain. KAZI findings confidently conclude that made in the home is best, and that access to mobile phone technology, solar lighting, sustainable income and equitable relationships removes barriers + increases opportunities.
Fair Trade Works Because of Fair Pay and Measurable Sustained Economic Change
KAZI pay weavers above board, so they can contribute to their growing economy. The KAZI business model focuses on sustainable income through regular, consistent orders that keep artisans employed long-term.
KAZI pay a fair wage that facilitates an artisan's upward movement into an economic position where they can save, invest and move on from weaving into even greater opportunities that have resulted from a stable production marketplace.
Together, KAZI weavers lay a stable and critical foundation for a long-term marketplace, which is an understandable source of community pride.
There's something special about owning a piece of home decor that was made with fair trade practices supporting artisan communities
The home brands we partner with focus on using local, handmade materials to create sustainable and long-lasting products. From fair trade baskets to kitchenware made from recycled materials, these products are not only beautiful, but also tell a story.
All our fair trade home goods support a community of talented artisans and is focused on empowering them via fair trade practices. By investing in these pieces, you're not only supporting the environment but also positively impacting the lives of these artisans. What could be better than that?
It's no secret that the world of home decor can be a little bit... impersonal
It's easy to get lost in a sea of big-box store sameness, where all the products look the same and it's hard to tell where they came from or who made them. But that's where companies like KORISSA, Made Terra, and KAZI are different. They're dedicated to sourcing fair trade home goods that are handmade by artisans around the world. Each of these companies is committed to ethical sourcing and production of its products, and to giving back to artisan communities.
Fair trade home goods are not only expertly designed, but also an investment in the people who made them. So next time you're looking for a fair trade basket or pillow, remember these brands and know that your purchase is supporting a world of skilled craftspeople.
If you're looking for something that's both sustainable and stylish, look no further than fair trade home decor
Fair trade home decor is made from sustainable materials and is often handmade by artisans from around the world. This means you can feel good about supporting fair labor practices and helping preserve traditional craftsmanship. Plus, fair trade home decor is often stylish and unique, so you can find pieces that stand out in your home. So if you're looking for sustainable and stylish home decor, check out fair trade home decor.
Fill your fair trade home with artisan stories via their beautiful handmade products
Most of which take inspiration from traditional art styles and nature. Creating truly unique home decor worthy of prime position in your curated home. Including coffee tables, desk accessories, Haitian metal wall art, birdhouses and wind chimes for the garden and patio, hand carved photo frames, hooks and knobs, decorative pillows and more! The artisans who create these beautiful pieces put so much inspiration and attention to detail into each one, making each piece a true work of art.
With so many different styles to choose from, you're sure to find the perfect addition to your home decor from this collection of fair trade gifts.
We partner with artisans around the globe to bring our customers ethically sourced home goods. Each item is handmade, unique, and fair trade. Shop with true transparency and discover responsibly sourced clothing, footwear, accessories, home goods, furniture and more. Our fair trade home goods are made with the utmost care and attention to detail. We work with skilled artisans who share our vision of quality craftsmanship and fair trade practices. Browse our selection of beautifully handcrafted home goods, knowing that you are supporting responsible business practices and helping to preserve traditional artisanal methods. With each purchase, you are making a positive impact on the lives of talented makers around the world. Thanks for shopping with us!
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The kitchen is the heart of the home. It's where we cook, eat, and entertain. So it makes sense that we want our kitchens to be outfitted with plates, cups, and cookware that match our values
We love Korissa's fair trade coasters, trivets. They're handmade by artisans in Bangladesh, who use natural terracotta and kaisa grass to create eco-friendly kitchen accessories great for everyday use. These also make wonderful gifts when paired with a ceramic mug or serving dish!
Korissa and KAZI's ethical & sustainable handmade goods share stories of artisan empowerment & allow customers to feel confident about their purchases. When you buy from Korissa or KAZI Goods, you're not just getting a beautiful piece for your kitchen. You're supporting fair trade and artisan empowerment. And that's something we can all feel good about.
At Wanderlost and Found, we believe your home should reflect your unique style
We offer a collection of handmade coasters that are expertly crafted and sustainable. Our fair trade home goods are the perfect addition to any room in your home, and they're kind to the planet.
With our collection of eco-friendly kitchen accessories, you can protect your furniture finishes and help the environment at the same time. So when you want your space to stand out, shop Wanderlost and Found for all your home decor needs.
When you purchase handmade, fair trade home goods, you're not just buying a beautiful collection of handmade coasters or a piece of furniture
You're supporting hard-working artisans and their families, ensuring they receive a fair wage for their talents. You're also voting for sustainability — helping to preserve traditional techniques and local materials, ensuring that these time-honored skills are passed down to future generations.
You're making a positive impact on the world every time you choose fair trade. So next time you're shopping for home decor, remember that your purchase can make a real difference. Choose fair trade and make the world a better place.
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