We are so excited to be at ROW DTLA for our very first pop-up this holiday season! As many people are shopping for gifts and goodies this time of year, we wanted to create a place for you to come see and touch all of our products, including our newest rug, pillow, and Indigo Bowl collections. […]
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We believe these rugs speak for themselves, but we wanted to explore the history with you! While each of them are handwoven on a loom by one artisan, from start to finish, it truly takes a tribe to complete a final piece. The process starts with grooming the wool, then spinning and dyeing yarn, all before designs are […]
Halloween celebrations are just around the corner, which means kids will dress in the most popular character of the year to head out on the town for some trick or treating, while adults make plans to attend a party, host a get together, or cozy up for a thriller movie. Even if you’re staying in, […]
We began our journey to Teotitlán with a plane ride to Mexico City. From there, a 7 hour bus ride to Oaxaca and an hour long drive through rolling agave fields, and we had reached our destination. Nestled in the valley, this small town prides itself on an age-old tradition of producing textiles of all […]
It’s no surprise the blankets from Guatemala are as colorful and vivid as the vibrant culture of the country. In a small province called Nauhala, which is a 4 hour journey from the capital of Guatemala City, the bright hues and rich traditions are carried over the windy roads and corn fields to a small […]
Between century old Cambodian temples and modern hip hotels lies the Angkor Handicraft Collective. Passing aged stone buildings down a bumpy dirt road, you will find eighteen different local women artisans who come together to weave blankets and rugs in a tiny weaving market. With smells of fragrant spices and mud from nearby pottery wheels […]
It’s that time of year again! When summer has come to an end, holidays are just around the corner, and your music is on pause because it’s a little too early to play the festive tunes. That’s why we’ve put together a playlist for you to listen to as you jog in the crisp fall […]
For all of our minimalistic lovers, the clean and sleek nightstand works well until you don’t have anywhere to put the bedside essentials. Before you know it, everything but the kitchen sink is buried on top and spilling onto the floor. And let’s be honest, there’s certain items we like near and not far when […]
*All photos by: Amy Bartlam Moving to a new place can be an exciting, but overwhelming experience. It’s a great opportunity to start designing from scratch and give your life a new look. BUT new furniture can get expensive real quick, and it’s really wasteful and, uh, awful for the environment, to keep buying new […]
We recently had the privilege to speak with Ashlae, the larger than life personality behind our favorite food and travel blog, Oh, Ladycakes. Ashlae warned us that unlike her blogs name might lead you to believe, you won’t find an over the top number of cake recipes on her blog. That does NOT, however, stop our […]
February 14th is just around the corner! Whether you celebrate the 14th as Valentine’s Day, Single’s Awareness Day, or just the 2nd Sunday in February, we here at Local + Lejos see it as the perfect opportunity to treat ourselves! We’ve rounded up our favorite gifts to give and receive this Valentine’s Day. 1. The Elisha […]
As you likely know, we love a bright, organized and impactful workspace, and the new year is the perfect time to create an office that looks good and does good. We teamed up with our friends at Marie Mae Company to give you our favorite tips for creating an office with intention, and stay tuned for a […]
The Hosting The in-laws are arriving, friends are in town, and everyone is heading to your abode for a night filled with holiday cheer. As stress levels tend to rise during these events, expenses do as well. Here are a few tips to nail your hostess game, without breaking the bank and still shopping consciously. […]
We love having all kinds of plants and greens scattered around Local + Lejos HQ. From an interiors perspective, plants help create a more inviting and well designed space. But, as we recently learned from our friends at The Sill, they also double as natural air filters, helping to rid your space of toxins and fill it […]
The vibrance that this group of women radiates is unparalleled. Nestled in the district of Muhanga, Odette, the striking woman wearing a blue and yellow dress in the picture above, has been the leader of the co-op for nearly 10 years. The woman all live within walking distance of one another, and often work together, rotating […]
A few weeks ago, I ventured back to Guatemala for some quality time with our lovely artisan friends. We brought fellow social entrepreneur and girl boss Jess Puccinelli of Haute Hope with us, so that she could get a real inside look on the work we do. It was a whirlwind of a trip: we learned how to back strap […]
Kirsten is the brains behind Simply Grove, a stunning blog that we often peek over to for inspiration. Kirsten’s taste is impeccable, and Simply Grove is a curation of all things she finds beautiful in the world of interiors. She also provides spot on guidance to help you achieve new looks in your home. That gallery wall […]
During our time in Rwanda, we spent the most significant amount of time with the Kamonyi Cooperative, the women who craft our Sisal Peace Baskets. You will be seeing a video starring these ladies coming soon, but for now we wanted to give you a little more info about the work that they do, and […]
We’ve had an Instagram crush on Lindsay at Sprinkles For Breakfast for quite some time. Her adorable aesthetic and easy to follow recipes make it hard not to fall in love with her work. So, we were thrilled when she created a special recipe just for us! Styled with our very own Muhanga Nesting Bowls, we introduce Birthday […]
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Optimal Trip Time: 7 days Mexico City Get ready for a ride! When you think of cities that never sleep, what ones come to mind? New York! Tokyo! London!….Mexico City? Not usually the top of the list. But, it should be! The city is vibrant, energetic, and always up for a rooftop drink and some […]
At the beginning of May, I packed my bags for a month in Rwanda to spend time with our Local + Local artisans. The itinerary was chock full: we were shooting our first L+L brand video, finalizing new product development/designs for fall, meeting potential partners to expand into new product lines, and most importantly, gaining […]
Across the hills of Rwanda, groups of rural artisans are working to bring hope to their families through skillfully handcrafted goods. Azizi Life partners with over 30 independent groups- a total of over 500 artisan partners. Rising from the horrors of genocide, artisans from all backgrounds have joined together once again through their craft. Each artisan cooperative specializes in hand crafting products using specific techniques and raw materials. Azizi Life is honored to partner with these women and men, collaborating to connect makers, designers, and customers around the world.
We love serving your vision for beauty and meaning in the gifts you give, what you wear, and how you decorate. Azizi Life serves as a bridge, partnering with artisans and designers to offer high quality, ethically-sourced goods for life and gifting. Products are crafted by hand using local, natural, and renewable materials. Our modern and traditional collections include baskets, woven bowls, home décor, tabletop, woven jewelry, and bags. Azizi Life offers products to US customers from our warehouse in Spokane, Washington, as well as FOB sales directly from Rwanda.
Azizi Life is a fair trade organization which partners with Rwandan artisans to bring beautifully designed, hand crafted goods to the world. As a not-for-profit organization, Azizi Life is dedicated to the wellbeing of our artisan partners and their families. In addition to opening economic opportunity through fair trade, Azizi Life invests in a range of community impact projects. Our Rwandan-led team facilitates adult literacy classes and offers other practical resources for personal, spiritual, and economic growth.