Kazuri Beads Jewellery – “Kazuri” is a Swahili word which means “small and beautiful”.
Lady Wood was sent back to England to be educated and married Michael Wood, a surgeon. They came to East Africa in 1947.
Both dedicated to making a difference, they finally settled near the Karen Blixen estate, famous from the award winning movie “Out of Africa” at the foot of the Ngon’g Hills, 30 minutes from the bustling Nairobi city centre in Kenya and the spectacular Rift valley.
She hired two disadvantaged women, and quickly realized there were many more women who needed jobs and so Kazuri Beads was created.
Lady Wood was a visionary and sadly passed away in 2006. She will be missed, but her legacy lives on…
GETTING UP TO DATE…
Now under new ownership, Kazuri has been able to expand whilst still retaining its philanthropic roots.
AND THE SUCCESS STORY TODAY….
AND KAZURI`S VIEW…
As every piece of jewellery is handmade, every one is unique.
Many styles are named after areas, tribes and other features of the Kenyan landscape; evocative names that resonate with the organic nature of the clay that comes from its earth.”
AND FAIR TRADE TOO!
Like us, you will love the fact that Kazuri jewellery is Fair Trade – offering a contemporary western take on traditional African themes.
The range includes bracelets, necklaces and earrings.
You can read more about the awesome country where these beads are made in my Blog post 19 Fascinating Facts About Kenya.
“Thanks for reading this Blog post – Paul
Do you own any of their jewellery? Have you visited the workshops?Why not share your experiences in the Comments section below?” – Paul