Black Handles & Natural Raffia Rectangular Tray - KAZI

Black Handles & Natural Raffia Rectangular Tray

Regular price$196.00
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  • 100% Fair Trade
  • In stock, ready to ship
  • Inventory on the way
Product ID: CRT.20013-67

HANDMADE IN UGANDA

Good luck trying to cover up this tray with any decorative accessories!

Designed by Laura Hodges, this beautiful woven 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 Uganda in an ethical, fair trade environment.  



Specifications:
  • Approximately 24" x 10" x 2” H
  • Made in Uganda
  • Products are made from all natural fibers of raffia and banana sticks
  • 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.


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
  • All natural products with little or no coloring do well in direct sunlight.

Meaning & Purpose

Designer Laura Hodges is a brand ambassador for the Sustainable Furnishings Council, working to increase awareness for sustainable interior design, including sustainable processes.  This product holds significant meaning and purpose. Handmade by an artisan in rural Uganda, over a period of more than a week in her home. The sale of this product means a fair wage and an opportunity to provide for her family where few job opportunities exist. By pairing market access with training and education, KAZI artisans are earning 10x traditional wages and are transforming into well respected business leaders in their communities, helping lead and create a positive future.

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

Shipping starts at $5 per order.
Orders typically ship within 3-7 business days. At this time, we do not ship internationally.

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Our Purpose
Beautiful Design that EmpowersWomen & 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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