Ethical + Festive: Holiday Traditions

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, place into your favorite Azizi Life Basket, and read each day’s activity to bring your family closer to Rwanda and the celebration of Christmas! DOWNLOAD THE AZIZI LIFE ADVENT CALENDAR.

PHOTO: Christmas tree layflat formed with Mini Basket Ornaments and Striped Woven Balls

Showcase Artistry

We celebrate artistry, connection, and fair wages for creators by adding hand woven ornaments, tassel garlands, and baskets to our Christmas decor! SHOP ARTISAN MADE CHRISTMAS DECOR.

PHOTO: Small Zera, Aura, and Bariku Woven Bowls and White Tassel Garland styled with a small Christmas tree.

Hospitality with Story

We serve guests with a variety of hand carved utensils and serving boards from the Macy White Home Collection while sharing the story of the woodcarver who made them. Every Azizi Life product includes a tag with the maker’s handwritten name and name of their artisan cooperative. SHOP HAND CARVED UTENSILS AND SERVING BOARDS.

PHOTO: Macy White Home Collection Mason Serving Boards, Imogene Pasta Spoon, and Cheryl Spoon Rest

Gifting Better

We try to source as many things as possible from ethical small businesses, without simply defaulting to Amazon.  Companies like Simple Switch help us to spend more of our gifting budget on transparent and sustainable brands so that our dollar has a greater impact- from gift maker to gift receiver. VIEW AZIZI LIFE GIFT GUIDES.

PHOTO: Artisan holding White Woven Ball Ornament

Investing in Communities

Azizi Life partners with local communities in rural Rwanda to provide a variety of services – from adult literacy programs to renewable and clean home energy. We donate in honor of loved ones and invest in artisan communities! DONATE TO IMPACT ARTISAN COMMUNITIES.

PHOTO: A small group of 2021 Adult Literacy Grads

Join us for a Giveaway!

Hop over to Instagram and enter our giveaway hosted by The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund and us! You’ll have a chance to win a set of hand carved animal ornaments (pictured above) after “liking” and answering a trivia question!

GIF: Hand Carved Animal Ornaments walking into scene with Fabric Star Ornaments

The contest is open to US residents only and ends at 11:59 PM PT on 11/21/21.

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