Kazi exists to create high demand for expertly woven goods from skilled artisans.
Our work with work with Nest ensures that our wages and practices meet the highest possible standards, evolving with the global marketplace in real time.
The fair wage we provide increases income ten-fold in many cases, which then filters into local economies and communities.
The results: Skilled African Women Weave Our Creations and Forever Change Their Worlds.
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Quality, unique coasters
I received the coasters as part of the Stellar product testing panel. When they arrived, I liked the minimal packaging - just a small paper tag and raffia wrapping. No plastic, nothing wasteful! I appreciated the tag and brief message/picture of the woman who had made them. Out of the package at first they had a slight odor to them - like natural grass, but once I had them out in my house I didn't notice it again. For a hand-made item, they are consistent in appearance. There are very, very small variations between the coasters - far less than I would've expected from a handmade item. The coasters are very sturdy, I felt confident putting any glass on them - even the most delicate of my wine glasses. I was also hesitant to use them on my glossy-finish wood end table, just because they were natural fibers and I was afraid of scratches, but so far that hasn't been an issue. Overall, I have been very pleased. They fit in well with all my decor items from travels around the world and even better to support artisans who do quality work.
These coasters are so nice! The neutral toned colors go well with my color scheme, and they are well made. They look beautiful on my end table. I love that they were hand crafted, and that the company’s mission is helping to support and improve the lives of these artisans through fair wages. Thanks to the Stellar Product Testing Panel for providing me with this set of coasters.
The quality is great. I like the coasters I personally am not big on the design but they looked cute with with my tables. Also I like how safe they are around my kids, we avoid heavy metal glass etc coasters l I have received this product through the Stellar Product Testing Panel.
Beautiful decorative coasters!
Thanks to the Stellar Product Testing Panel for providing me with this set of coasters. The natural Earth colors looked great on our table and they are made from sisal fibers and sweet grass, which smelled nice. Most importantly, these coasters are functional! They did not let cold beverage condensation drip onto table through the coaster or allow hot drink steam from pooling underneath. They came with a little back-story on the creator, which makes Kazi’s commitment to supporting artisans feel real. We will definitely be getting a lot of use out of these beautiful coasters!