Oval Laced Natural Grass Tray - KAZI

Oval Laced Natural Grass Tray

Regular price$64
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  • 100% Fair Trade
  • Free U.S. Shipping $80+
  • Low stock - 4 items left
  • Inventory on the way

HANDMADE IN GHANA

Designed by Lindye Galloway, this beautiful elephant grass tray is the best way to display or organize your tabletop or counter goods. The intricate design is elegant and neutral. Style it as a centerpiece on your table top, coffee table, or living room ottoman - these trays are incredibly versatile and can be put to many uses. The ideas are endless!

These sweet, textured trays were made by groups of women in small cooperatives across rural areas of Ghana in an ethical, fair trade environment.



Specifications:
  • Approximately 16” D x 2” H
  • 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
  • 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

Designer Lindye Galloway entered the world of design organically. What started as a passion project evolved into a thriving interior design studio - and that personal empowerment is what KAZI stands for, making this partnership an easy decision. Through partnering with entrepreneurial designers and artisans in rural Ghana, the sale of these products means supporting dreams alongside a fair wage and an opportunity for an artisan to provide for their family where few job opportunities exist.

Made in Northern Ghana by artisans using elephant grass.

Care Instructions: Elephant grass can take new forms in transit, easily reshape by spraying with water and using your hands to shape back into your preferred form.

No returns on sale items.

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 $80+.

Orders $39.99 and below: $4.99 flat rate

Orders $40-$79.99: $7.99 flat rate

Orders typically ship within 3-7 business days. Express shipping is available.

At this time we do not offer shipping outside the US.

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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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