Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Kazuri Beads, Trunk Show and Sale

Join us on Saturday, December 11th, from 11am - 6pm for a trunk show and sale hosted by Kazuri Beads. 
     The mission of Kazuri is to provide and sustain employment opportunities for disadvantaged members of Kenyan society. In order to achieve this, Kazuri produces top quality Hand-made and Hand-painted Ceramic Jewelery and Pottery. This ensures that the women are well equipped to compete in both the international and local market place. The Kazuri workshop in Karen employs over 340 women, mostly single mothers. It is equipped with a Clinic, providing free medical care for the employees and their immediate family. Kazuri also absorbs 80% of the medical bills outside the Factory Clinic. 
      Kazuri produces handmade, hand-painted ceramic beads and jewelry in Nairobi, Kenya, East Africa. Each bead is shaped by hand, without the aid of moulds or forms, by one of the 340 local women employed by Kazuri. The beads are then polished and kiln fired, painted and fired again. Kazuri is a member of the Fair Trade Federation.
     We will also have available paper beads made in Uganda.
      If you are looking for a special gift for that hard-to-buy-for person, please come by and check out these cool Zulu baskets made entirely out of copper telephone wire.

(Pictured from top are Ugandan paper beads, Zulu basket and Kazuri beads)

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