Entries by Emily Elizabeth

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, […]

Meet Rebecca Hart: Designer of the Becka Bella Style Collection for Azizi Life

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 […]

5 Ways to Hygge Your Home

Hygge is the Danish tradition of making your home cozy and enjoyable. Associated with relaxation, indulgence, and gratitude, hygge has long been considered a part of the Danish national character. With more of us spending our days at home, we wanted to offer some easy ways to make your space more enjoyable. Here are a […]

Fair Trade + Rwandan Made | Our 2019 Holiday Gift Guide

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 […]

Father’s Day 2019: A Tribute to Azizi Life Fathers

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 […]

Practical, Beautiful, Purposeful: A Mother’s Day Gift Guide

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 […]

Artisan Story: Vestine Uwamariya, Abibumbye Cooperative

“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 […]