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