Our Quazi collection comes from Swaziland and is designed for sustainable change and social impact, creating responsible and thoughtful products by transforming discarded waste magazines into original pieces of jewellery. All pieces are hand made by local women, empowering them through skill sharing and a living wage. Quazi believe that craftmanship and ethical production could prove to be a vital economic sector for Africa and want to change the perception of recycled materials by developing innovative techniques combined with locally sourced environmentally friendly and recycled materials.
The Quazi workshop is situated in Sidwashini, in the industrial area of Mbabane, the capital city of Swaziland. The woman artisans are employed full time with permanent contracts, giving them job security and a living wage. Most of the artisans were previously unemployed and on average each has 7 dependents.