Born out of a partnership between a designer and the local magazine distributor we started Quazi Design in 2010 in order to create much needed employment in Eswatini, Southern Africa.
What started as a trial in design for social impact and has become a small thriving business with a solid community of local women artisans. We believe in sustainable design, ethical production, transparency, and craftsmanship. Our products are all handmade by women that are employed full time at our workshop with permanent contracts. We are a small team that love to collaborate and create.
We focus on developing new and innovative techniques using only waste paper and want to change the perception of recycled materials. We transform these waste magazines and newspapers into original designs, using our own simple yet pioneering techniques at our workshop. Our women make each product by hand, with basic tools and the sun’s rays. As much as possible our materials are locally sourced and environmentally friendly.
You can buy our products in our online shop where we aim to post within a few days unless it’s a pre-order. We have our own retail shop at the Ngwenya Glass complex in Eswatini where you can watch the artisans’ blow their own recycled glass. We also wholesale worldwide so please contact us to become a stockist.
A founding member of SWIFT, Swaziland fair trade – we are an active advocate for fair trade principles.