Quazi Design Blue Paper Necklace
Quazi Design creates gorgeous jewellery out of recycled paper materials. The Blue Paper Necklaces are handmade paper magazine necklaces using a layered paper wood technique. Light and strong they are also big and bold. They are made using only 100% waste magazine paper and are varnished for durability. All of the metal used is treated and nickel free.
Please note: due to the hand-crafting process, beautiful variations occur between batches. Each product you receive might have slight inconsistencies indicative of a handmade artisan-make.
Fabric: Recycled materials such as waste magazines and newspapers.
After something to complete the look? Match these gorgeous earrings with one of our silk scarves.
ABOUT THE MAKERS
Quazi Design was born out of a partnership between a designer and the local magazine distributor in 2010 in order to create employment in Eswatini, Southern Africa. It has now become a thriving business with a solid community of local women artisans. Quazi Design believes 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.
Quazi Design focuses on developing new and innovative techniques using only waste paper and want to change the perception of recycled materials. They transform these waste magazines and newspapers into original designs, using their own pioneering techniques at their workshop. Their women make each product by hand, with basic tools and the sun’s rays. As much as possible their materials are locally sourced and environmentally friendly.
"Stylish, sustainable fashion and accessories that provide an income for our communities... everyone's a winner, the client, the earth and the creators."
"A great shopping experience! Easy to buy online and arrived quickly.
The jacket looks amazing - the fabric is wonderful and it is so perfectly made. It’s also nice to know this is not just some fast fashion, but rather has heart and soul! Love it!"
We've created 71 Australian award wage jobs in our social enterprise for refugee and new migrant women.
For 60 of our community staff members, The Social Outfit was their first paid job in Australia.
85% of graduates from our employment programs have transitioned to other employment.
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