Celebrate the Beauty of Upcycling


Pulp and brass, and a handmade home, by Quazi Design

Quazi Design Pulp Bowls and Jewelry
An artisan molding paper pulp 
The Making of Quazi Design Paper Pulp Bowls
Hand-cut brass rings waiting for pulp rocks
Quazi Design Jewelry Making
One of a Kind  Jewelry Collection
Quazi Design Paper Rock Jewelry
Quazi Design Pulp Rock Petal Necklace
Handmade Home Collection
Quazi Design Paper Pulp Bowls
Winter has arrived in Swaziland
Quazi Design Swaziland
A Quazi Design artisan took this photo on her way home,
as the sun set over the mountains.

We are excited to unveil the Quazi Design collection in our online shop! An avant-garde design house in Swaziland, Quazi Design plays the magic of transforming paper pulp into stunning home decor and jewelry.

Even better, this founding member of Swaziland Fair Trade (SWIFT) is committed to ethical production and sustainable social impact. Local women go through skill training to become full time artisans that receive permanent contracts and a living wage - on average, each Quazi Design artisans has 7 dependents. 

 


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