HANDMADE IN GHANA
Say hello to the cutest birdhouses you’ve ever seen!
Sit back, relax, and enjoy seeing the birds come flocking to your yard or porch area!
Their natural, fresh and fun look will add a globally conscious and effortless look. These pieces were made by artisans in small cooperatives across rural areas of Ghana in an ethical, fair trade environment. They weave elephant grass by hand to create these beautiful pieces.
*All products are made by hand with love and vary slightly in color, shape, and size.
Made of the highest quality natural fibers in an ethical, fair trade environment. These beautiful birdhouses were handmade by groups of artisans in intimate communities throughout the Bolgatanga region of Ghana.
The material used for weaving in Bolgatanga is elephant grass, which is only available in the southern part of Ghana. The grasses are harvested and dried, a process that can take up to three days. It is then tied together in big bundles and transported to the Bolga markets, where most of our weavers buy their raw materials. The straw grass is then further processed before weaving: straw is split then rolled and twisted for texture and dyed to give it a vibrant color before weaving begins.
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.
Shipping starts at $5 per order.
Orders typically ship within 3-7 business days. At this time, we do not ship internationally.
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.
Our sustainable, on-trend designs weave together tradition and modern sensibility for a lifetime of conversation and beauty.
Sustainability is central in our process, both in the responsibly harvested all-natural fibers we use, and our clean energy practices.