Natural Serving Tray - KAZI
Natural Serving Tray - KAZI
Natural Serving Tray - KAZI
Natural Serving Tray - KAZI
Natural Serving Tray - KAZI
Natural Serving Tray - KAZI

Natural Serving Tray


  • 100% Fair Trade
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Product ID: RT.10003

HANDMADE IN RWANDA

Breakfast in bed? Yes, please! Just be sure to serve it from this rectangular raffia tray!

Place on your coffee table, counter, or console and top with magazines, books, a vase, or a succulent for everyday decor. Hosting a summer picnic or BBQ - serve guests on your outdoor patio setting for a fresh and fun summer feel with this natural woven tray. It's got all the cozy vibes to go from inside your home decor to perfectly fresh outdoor decor. Don't forget our favorite use - Sunday morning breakfast (or just coffee) in bed with a good book! Keep your coffee safe and secure on our raffia trays, while you soak up the lazy morning or cozy evening in bed!


Specifications
  • Approximately 16” L x 12” W x 2” H
  • Fair Trade, Nest Seal of Transparency
  • Made in Rwanda
  • Product is made from all natural fibers of raffia and sweet grass
  • Organic dyes are used to dye the sisal
  • Profiled weaver tag is attached to each product

Made of the highest quality natural raffia fibers in an ethical, fair trade environment. Raffia is wound stitch by stitch around a small sweet grass bundle. Handwoven by a woman in remote regions of Rwanda.

*All products are made by hand with love and vary slightly in color and size.


Care Instructions
Cleaning
  • Made of natural fibers and grass; do not submerge in water.
  • If necessary, use a damp cloth to wipe or spot clean the basket.
  • Avoid using chemicals or detergents.
Sun and fading
  • All natural products with little or no coloring do well in direct sunlight.
Moisture
  • Avoid temperature changes when possible.
  • If products are being stored for more than 2 weeks, please keep in a temperature controlled environment, elevated off of a concrete floor to avoid fluctuating cold and warm temperatures that could create mold.

Meaning & Purpose

The intricate designs and flawless work of an experienced weaver is never the result of luck. Rather, Rwandan women owe their skills to the women before them who passed on the knowledge from generation to generation—mother to daughter, grandmother to child. As young weavers learn from their elders, they quickly realize the weaving process is a painstaking one. Passing on basket weaving to young women carries the weight of upholding a time-honored practice and an age-old rite of passage. Baskets decorate nearly every Rwandan home, for they are one of the most important symbols of family, friendship, good fortune, and proud cultural heritage.


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

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