Kazuri Couture is about so much more than jewelry.

This socially conscious company is about the following:


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 …the talented women in Nairobi who make Kazuri beads, thus creating a better life for themselves and their families.



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  . . .visionary women like Lady Susan Wood who, more than 30 years ago, gave birth to Kazuri Beads by teaching a few women how to make clay beads, with the hope that they might be able to earn a living through their craft.



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. . .raising these “small and beautiful” (the meaning of Kauzuri in Swahili) Fair Trade beads up to the level of distinction they deserve by combining them with contemporary components and sharing the Kazuri story with women all over the world.

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. . .former model and women’s advocate Waris Dirie and her Desert Flower Foundation which works to end FGM – Female Genital Mutilation – all over the world.



females framed. . .wearing jewelry that truly makes a statement – not just a style statement – but a statement promoting social justice for women all over the world.

Kazuri Couture is about raising each other up as women joined in a global community of strength and support, helping each other to live creative, fulfilled lives.

This blog will share stories about all this, as well as all the things I love about Africa – the people, the culture, the fashion, the colors, the scenery and of course, the animals. And, someday soon, I hope to share the thrill of my first trip to the land that has captured my heart and stirred my soul.

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  1. I applaud you for supporting the women of Kenya who design & create the Kazuri beads you use in your designs. Very inspiring! Thank you for sharing the story.

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