Quazi Design was started in 2009 in order to create much needed employment in Eswatini. They started with the concept of a simple rolled paper bead earring displayed on a card, employing one artisan, believing in the potential to have a positive impact. It is a partnership between Doron, who is the creative and managing director, the force behind the business, and the local magazine distributors.
The Quazi Design workshop is situated in Sidwashini, in the industrial area of Mbabane, the capital city of Eswatini. All artisans are employed full time with permanent contracts, giving them job security and a living wage. Most of their artisans were previously unemployed, and on average each have seven dependents.
Quazi design for sustainable change and social impact. They create responsible and thoughtful products by transforming discarded waste magazines into original accessories and interiors.
Based in Eswatini, all their products are hand made by local women, empowering them through skill sharing and earning a living wage. They believe in craftsmanship and ethical production which could prove to be a vital economic sector for Africa.
They want to change the perception of recycled materials by developing innovative techniques and combining locally sourced and environmentally friendly materials.
A founding member of Fair & Square (previously known as SWIFT), Quazi Design are an active advocate for fair trade principles.