Our Purpose


We endeavor to bring to life your vision of home and
style with artful craftsmanship that does good.



Opportunities to Thrive

When you purchase and enjoy our handcrafted goods, you are creating opportunities for men and women across Africa to thrive.  It’s that simple. Inspired living, opportunities to thrive. Go ahead, take in your love for the world every day and share in the delight of connecting with African artisans. It’s what we do every day at KAZI.

Our business model reaches deep into rural villages in the developing world and provides training and fair wage jobs that restore dignity and promote self-sufficiency - we see it as the way forward for sustainable development in Africa.

We’re reinvesting our profits to further expand artisan development through artisan training; we train rural farmers to become artisans and teach existing craftsmen new techniques to expand markets.  Additionally, our teams provide education on finance, business management and leadership in what we call our “market bundle” to empower men and women throughout the entire value chain.


Alleviating Poverty 

Alleviating poverty across rural Africa isn’t just a dream. It’s a passion we live and think hard about. And it’s not complicated to understand how you are part of the solution. See for yourself. 

The average KAZI artisan has 5.7 dependents. When you purchase our artisan made goods you're helping to support more than 21,0000 people. 




Committed to Fair & Sustainable Jobs  

"Fair trade isn't a movement. It's a call to action for each and every one of us to live responsible lifestyles, ensuring we're caring for those down the line whom many of our everyday choices affect." 



We work every day to create jobs that make a difference.
KAZI is a member of the Fair Trade Federation. As a member of the federation, we believe in the principles that guide its overall mission and are required of each member. We take to heart the core purposes of fair trade. We care for all of the individuals we serve and work to ensure that they have an opportunity to improve their lives and the lives of their family.  Learn more about the Fair Trade Federation here



KAZI is a Benefit Corporation that brings the best of business practices through market development, training, and teaching to producers in Africa; most important, KAZI connects these producers to our developed external markets.