Kazi handmade African artisan sustainable home décor
Kazi handmade African artisan sustainable home décor
Kazi handmade African artisan sustainable home décor
Kazi handmade African artisan sustainable home décor
Kazi handmade African artisan sustainable home décor
Kazi handmade African artisan sustainable home décor
Kazi handmade African artisan sustainable home décor
Kazi handmade African artisan sustainable home décor
Kazi handmade African artisan sustainable home décor
Kazi handmade African artisan sustainable home décor
Kazi handmade African artisan sustainable home décor
Kazi handmade African artisan sustainable home décor
Kazi handmade African artisan sustainable home décor
Kazi handmade African artisan sustainable home décor
Kazi handmade African artisan sustainable home décor
Kazi handmade African artisan sustainable home décor

10" Tierra Striped Hot Pad

Regular price$30
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  • 100% Fair Trade
  • Free Shipping $125+
  • In stock, ready to ship
  • Inventory on the way

HANDMADE IN RWANDA

These hot pads are functional home decor !

This trivet serves as a hot pad protector for any countertop or tabletop and is sure to be a conversation started with family and friends you are serving. You can’t go wrong with a trivet as a thoughtful hostess gift for mom, grandma, or a new neighbor! Our sisal trivet can be a personalized gift that finds itself super useful in every home and will match your indoor and outdoor decor. If you happen to give it to a non-baker, the woven trivets are ready to hang on your wall as a simple yet breathtaking piece of wall art. Each trivet comes with a hand-stitched loop on the back so it is ready to hang.

These colorful, textured trivets were made by groups of women in small cooperatives across rural areas of Rwanda in an ethical, fair trade environment. They weave together sweetgrass and sisal fibers using a sewing needle to achieve these incredible pieces of art.



Specifications:
  • Approximately 10” D
  • Fair Trade, Certified Nest Seal of Transparency
  • Made in Rwanda
  • Products are made from all natural fibers of sisal and sweetgrass
  • Organic dyes are used to dye the sisal
  • Profiled weaver tag is attached to each product
  • Each trivet has a hand-stitched loop on the back for quick hanging
  • Heat resistant, great for protecting tables and countertops

*All products are made by hand with love and vary slightly in color and size.

Made of the highest quality natural fibers in an ethical, fair trade environment. Sisal is wound stitch by stitch around a small sweetgrass bundle. Handwoven by a woman in remote regions of Rwanda.


Care Instructions:
Cleaning
  • Made of natural fibers; do not submerge in water.
  • If necessary, use a damp cloth to wipe or spot clean.
  • Avoid using chemicals or detergents.
Sun and fading
  • Due to being all natural fibers, keep dyed products out of direct sunlight for long periods of time to avoid natural fading.
  • All natural products with little or no coloring do well in direct sunlight.

Meaning & Purpose

Handmade by an artisan in rural Rwanda, over several days in her home. The sale of this product means a fair wage and an opportunity to provide for her family where few job opportunities exist. By pairing market access with training and education, KAZI artisans are earning 10x traditional wages and are transforming into well respected business leaders in their communities, helping lead and create a positive future.


Kazi exists to create fair living wages, good working conditions and market access for artisans.  Some might call this “fair trade”, we call it good business. 

We are the first of 5 companies to receive the highly regarded Nest Seal. Every year we undergo an onsite audit in each country and with each cooperative to earn the right to mark our products with this important seal. 

When you see the Nest Seal you have the confidence to know products have been ethically handcrafted in a home or small workshop. This means fair wages are paid, good working conditions are provided, there are no children or forced labor in the workforce, materials are traced and fairly sourced and all aspects of the production and material processes (like dyeing) are in consideration of the environment and safe working environments. 

Read our full Fair Trade Statement

Free shipping to the continental United States on all orders $125+.
Orders typically ship within 3-7 business days. At this time, we do not ship internationally.

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Our Purpose
Beautiful Design that Empowers Women & Communities in Africa

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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