Christmas is the perfect time to invest in intentional gifting, sustainable decor, and artisan made goods. We’d like to share with you some of our favorite Ethical & Festive holiday traditions. Countdown to Christmas We anticipate the arrival of Christmas through Advent. Use our free Rwandan-themed Advent Activity Calendar and join us! Download, print, assemble, […]
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We are thrilled to announce our latest collection collaboration is with Rebecca Hart, interior designer, lifestyle coach, and blogger (visit Rebecca’s blog, Becka Bella Style). For me, making homes beautiful isn’t just about the superficial surface aesthetics of beautiful décor as much as it is about creating an environment that nurtures from within. A sanctuary […]
Azizi Life began thirteen years ago as a social enterprise focused on connecting highly skilled weavers and woodcarvers in rural Rwanda to markets across the globe. The beauty of being a social enterprise is that Azizi Life’s priority could always be people first. How does it work? Artisans sell their goods to Azizi Life at an […]
We’ve gathered gifts for just about every person on your list! Give this year knowing that your purchase has an impact beyond the brand. Each item included in this guide provides fair trade income for an artisan in rural Rwanda and support through local initiatives – like adult literacy programming! FOR THE COOK: The Macy […]
In July 2019, Azizi Life CEO Jeannine Umutoniwase sat down with HER podcast host, author, recording artist, and poet Amena Brown over Skype to discuss being a woman of color in leadership. Amena, a repeat Azizi Life Experiences visitor and proud supporter of Rwandan artisans, talks with Jeannine about how her upbringing and her work […]
Enjoy 10% off the Entire Azizi Life Website! Use promo code loveudad at checkout. Code expires on June 30. Cannot be combined with other offers. In Rwanda and the US, men play an important role in the work of Azizi Life. Whether it’s carving our wooden holiday and home products, beginning new social enterprise projects, participating […]
Biological mothers and women who have stepped in to provide the nurturing care of a mother are celebrated every year on Mother’s Day. Gifts of flowers, candy, candles, jewelry, and treasured handwritten cards are just some ways loved ones typically show their appreciation on the second Sunday in May (May 12th in the USA). This […]
“It’s a gift that God gives you.” Vestine turned her handwoven sisal bowl over to reveal an intricate pattern. She began selling her woven bowls in the market when she was 10 years old. A uniquely gifted weaver, she finds inspiration in the designs all around her and uses them to create beautifully unique woven […]
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.