Kuzi Trading Company
- Living, Accents & Décor
- £20 - £49
- The Family
- Home Décor
- Funky/Novelty Gifts
- £0 - £19
Kuzi is a Kenyan based homewares and accessories company. We work with artisans throughout Kenya to create innovative African products to be enjoyed worldwide. Our collections are inspired by nature and African crafts but with a modern twist to allow them to become part of your everyday life. We have two main ranges - our Sayari and Soko melamine picnic-ware and the Teketeke canvas planter collection.
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Our planters are made of cotton fabric and are lined for use as a lightweight, easy to store plant holder / pot cover. These versatile totes can also be used as a waste basket, laundry storage or for ...
The Maji is a vase cover that make any old standard size jar or tin into a stylish flower holder. Made with sustainable hyacinth paper harvested from the Great Lakes of Western Kenya, these affordable ...
The Soko Collection uses melamine dead-stock from production to create a marbled effect that appears to be stone at first glance. These durable melamine sets are sold in a pack of 4 and are available ...
The Sayari Collection is a playful spin on Tonga baskets from Zambia and Zimbabwe. These durable melamine dinner plates, side plates, bowls and trays are made in Kenya and are durable and practical wi ...
Sustainability Role in overall company's strategic plansKuzi aims to work with as many sustainable materials as possible in the packaging of our products. We also have an active CSR scheme donating Seedballs for every purchase of our melamine and planter bag ranges.Sustainability initiativesKuzi has partnered with Seedballs Kenya to donate seedballs to community groups and schools for distribution to help reforest Kenya with indigenous tree species.Sustainable ProductsMaji Paper VaseMade from hyacinth paper our paper vase aims to be 100% sustainable. Water hyacinth clogs the lakes of Western Kenya, curtailing biodiversity and preventing local people from practising self sufficient livelihoods. By using this hyacinth the lake is transformed and employment offered through the production of the paper.Teketeke BagsMade by a small artisanal outfit on the outskirts of Nairobi, these bags cut down carbon emissions by creating a lightweight alternative to heavy pots.Soko Melamine PlatesThe Soko Collection uses melamine dead-stock that might otherwise go to waste from production to create a marbled effect that appears to be stone at first glance. These durable melamine sets are sold in a pack of 4 and are available as dinner plates, bowls, beakers, mugs and trays (sold singularly).AT THE FAIRNEW TO THE FAIRSocial equity at your companyKuzi works to offer fair prices to support a range of local artisans and makers within Kenya. We provide vital support and knowledge to help makers leverage their talent and reach the international market which would otherwise be closed off to them.PackagingOur packaging is plastic freeOur packaging is compostableOur packaging is made with recycled contentOur packaging and labels are all make of hyacinth paper, a pulp from the invasive plant that covers the lakes here in Kenya. Inks and glues are non toxic and where possible no gluing is used at all!MaterialsWe have products made from recycled materialsWe have created products that provide an alternative to single use plasticOur Maji vase is made from hyacinth paper, a sustainable alternative to paper. Our Soko and Sayari melamine plates are designed to cut down on the use of single use plastic and takeaway mugs, giving people the choice for stylish picnicware and party ware.Ethical ConsiderationsFair wages are paid to the people who make our productsOur products are made by people employed in good working conditionsWe have mapped our entire supply chainWe challenge our suppliers to report any ethical issues they identifyWe have an ethical policyWithin the workplace where our products are made there is commitment to Non-Discrimination Gender Equality and Freedom of AssociationEnviromental ImpactOur products are created to help consumers try and reduce their carbon footprintWe have a sustainability policyWe consider the environmental impact when creating our products