Size: 4 cm
Weight: 30 g
Quazi designs and makes unique jewellery that’s reducing waste as well as creating a better life for the people who craft it.
Based in Swaziland, Quazi has become a reliable source of employment for local women. They’re offered a living wage, permanent contracts and a chance to hone the art of eco-friendly jewellery-making. Artisans in the community often have children to support and so this economic empowerment benefits their families too.
Fair trade principles guide the social enterprise – they were even a founding member of SWIFT, Swaziland Fair Trade. They’re firm believers that craftsmanship and ethical production could prove to be a vital economic sector for Africa.
Pioneering design and craftsmanship takes place in the Quazi studio, where every single piece of jewellery is made using waste magazines and newspapers. Wherever possible, materials are sourced locally to keep their environmental footprint as low as they can.
Starting out with a single rolled paper bead earring, they now have a collection of original earrings and rings.