The spirit of Africa is hammered into every piece we make!
Zuri is the Swahili word for beautiful - we strive each day to tell the story of the beautiful people and beautiful continent of Africa that we are so lucky to call home
Supporting our community is at the core of our company.
I am Zimbabwean but spent almost a decade working in the USA in the non-profit/NGO world and knew when I started The Zuri Collection that we had to have a portion of our sales support our community in some way. We are a very small company and knew that at least at the beginning our charitable giving budget wouldn't support a small family of mice but if we made the support part of our everyday spending it could happen! Having always believed in teaching people to fish, we have used our packing as a way to do that. We have ladies in both the rural and urban areas in Zimbabwe involved in basket weaving and bag making. Our recycled boxes are made by a local gent but we can't leave the men out! :)
Eco Friendly Packaging
We use sisal, a renewable resource to make our basket packaging. We have started a sisal growing program to complete the sustainable cycle.
Supporting Women in Zimbabwe
We work with two women's basket weaving groups in Zimbabwe. The Soft Foot Alliance in Dete and Mzilizaki Arts Center in Bulawayo.
Reusable, Recycable Packaging
During the rainy season our supply of baskets does dwindle as the ladies turn their attention to their crops. So we have an alternative mail safe box that we ask that you reuse, recycle or compost.
Monstera Cuff RingShop our Botanical Collection
Our Monstera Leaf Cuff ring is just one of our botanical designs that is completely credited to the beautify environment we are so lucky to have here in Zimbabwe!
Ndebele Spinner RingShop our Matobo Collection
Our Ndebele Spinner ring is one of the pieces in this collection inspired by the Matobo Kopjies, the ancestors who inhabit those rocks and the Ndebele live there now.
Ndoro Spiral CuffShop our Ndoro Collection
Our Ndoro Spiral Cuff bangles is a status symbol that has its roots in the ancient Kingdom of Great Zimbabwe. The kingdom was the largest trading hub in Southern Africa.
Silver Ankh RingShop our Sacred Silver Collection
Africa has a wealth of different peoples and beliefs both indigenous and from afar. It is their sacred symbols from which we draw inspiration for this collection.