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

Cool Color Blocked Raffia Tray

Regular price$68
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  • 100% Fair Trade
  • Free Shipping $125+
  • In stock, ready to ship
  • Inventory on the way

HANDMADE IN UGANDA

Behold a stunning, decorative tray for your next dinner party.

Our circular raffia trays are perfect for your entertaining and serving needs. Style as a centerpiece on your table top, coffee table, or living room ottoman. These decorative trays are incredibly versatile. Use as ready to hang wall art and pair with other woven plates and handmade baskets. Display your bathroom accessories, scented candles, or decorative objects. The possibilities are endless!



Specifications
  • Approximately 16” D x 3” H
  • Fair Trade, Nest Seal of Transparency
  • Made in Uganda
  • Product is made from all natural fibers of raffia and sweetgrass
  • Profiled weaver tag is attached to each product

These delicately textured and woven trays were made by groups of women in small cooperatives across rural areas of Uganda in an ethical, fair trade environment. They weave together grass and raffia using a sewing needle to achieve these incredible pieces of art.


Care Instructions
Cleaning
  • Made of natural fibers and grass; do not submerge in water.
  • If necessary, use a damp cloth to wipe or spot clean the basket.
  • 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.
Moisture
  • Avoid temperature changes when possible.
  • If products are being stored for more than 2 weeks, please keep in a temperature controlled environment, elevated off of a concrete floor to avoid fluctuating cold and warm temperatures that could create mold.

Meaning & Purpose

A Ugandan weaver crafted this exquisite masterpiece using locally sourced raffia plant and natural fibers. This purchase guarantees fair, stage wages for this talented artisan. Prior to working with KAZI, many artisans worked manual labor jobs or as local vendors. It was financially difficult to support themselves and their children. KAZI weavers have become respected local leaders and primary income earners of their households. Ugandan women weave in small groups, building community and mastering their trade. They can now invest in their children's education, increase their savings, and plan for a hopeful 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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