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Handcrafted FAIR TRADE Ceramic Beads from Kenya

Authorized Dealer for Wholesale and Retail Kazuri beads. The quality of each handcrafted bead reflects the Kenyan culture and the powerful story of Kazuri is absolutely inspiring. Kazuri is a member of the World Fair Trade Federation (WFTO), which authenticates fair wages, safe working conditions worldwide. 

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All of the dedicated women artisans who handmake our beautiful Kazuri beads are busy creating new beads that will arrive sometime in October. I want to share a big change with you regarding the beads with the 14 kt gold details.  Kazuri will no longer produce any beads that have 14 kt gold.

I only recently learned of the change and thought my upcoming October order would still be produced with the gold, but I was mistaken. Having said that, I have a pretty good stock of beads with the gold details, but wanted to let you know for ordering purposes. If you love the gold decor beads like I do, you may want to think about placing an order for your favorites before they are gone. In addition to the beads on the website, I do have additional beads for my shows, so feel free to ask about additional quantities. I'm happy to check on any of them to add to your order. 

The women who create these beads are very grateful for the opportumity to continue to provide us with beautiful beads and help support their families. Your purchases continue to make this possible!!!

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Kazuri Founder - Lady Susan Wood was born (1918) in a mud hut in an African village. Her parents were missionaries from England in the Ituri Forest. Lady Wood was sent back to England to be educated and married Michael Wood, a surgeon. They came to Kenya in 1947. They were dedicated to making a difference and Lady Wood started a coffee plantation on the Karen Blixen estate, famous from the award winning movie "Out of Africa" , at the foot of the Ngon'g Hills, about 30 minutes from the bustling Nairobi city center in Kenya. Lady Wood was a visionary, an unsung hero of her time. She assisted her husband in founding the East African Flying Doctor Service, which expanded into the African Medical Research Foundation (AMREF) of which Michael Wood was Director General for 29 years. Michael Wood was knighted in 1985.
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