Quazi Design is a cutting-edge craft company that transforms waste magazines into original accessories and interiors. Through innovative techniques they push the boundaries of craft, social responsibility, and design. Quazi Design is based in Swaziland, and all their products are handmade by local women, empowering them through skill sharing and earning a sustainable permanent income.
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Promoting social responsibility and environmental awareness in design and everything they do, Quazi Design creates a new perspective on fair trade. Their latest collection, called One Of A Kind, explores the idea of each piece being unique and original; no two are the same. Waste magazine paper (processed using a layering technique and paper pulp) is combined with recycled crushed glass and local jacaranda wood. Quazi Design is showing the world that craft, design and sustainable employment can be powerful tools the alleviation of poverty.