Paper, coloring, and glass are pulped and pressed together to create a special pendant with the appearance of a real quartz gemstone. The fabulous combination of style and recycled materials makes for a chic, Earth-friendly style!
Each necklace is handmade at Quazi Design, an organization started in 2009 to create much needed employment for women in Swaziland, Africa. In addition, Quazi aims to change the perception of recycled materials by developing innovative techniques combined with locally sourced, environmentally-friendly, or recycled materials.
Due to the handmade nature of this product, exact color and shade will vary.
- Recycled paper & glass
- Pendant: approximately 2.5" L x 1.6 W (6.4 x 4.1 cm) Chain: 13.5" L (34.3 cm)
- Handmade in & fairly traded from Swaziland
Quazi Design was started in 2009 in order to create much needed employment in Swaziland, Southern Africa. They started with the concept of a simple rolled paper bead earring displayed on a card, employing one artisan, believing in the potential to have a positive impact.
They design for sustainable change and social impact, creating responsible and thoughtful products by transforming discarded waste magazines into original accessories and interiors. Based in Swaziland, all Quazi products are hand made by local women, empowering them through skill sharing and a living wage. They believe that craftsmanship and ethical production can be a vital economic sector for Africa.