Quazi Design studio was started in 2009 in order to create much needed employment in Swaziland, Southern Africa. It is a partnership between Doron, the managing director and creative force behind the business, and the local magazine distributors. The Quazi story started with the concept of a simple rolled paper bead earring displayed on a card, employing one artisan and believing in the potential to have a positive impact.
All Quazi products are handmade by local women, empowering them through skill sharing and a living wage. The Quazi workshop is situated in Sidwashini, in the industrial area of Mbabane, the capital city of Swaziland. The female artisans are employed full time with permanent contracts, giving them job security and a living wage. Most of the Quazi artisans were previously unemployed, and on average each has 7 dependents.
Quazi designs for sustainable change and social impact, creating responsible and thoughtful products by transforming discarded waste magazines into original accessories and interiors.