Maker Spotlight: xnasozi

 

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Today we are featuring Brooklyn-based maker, Xnasozi.  Conceived of and made in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, Xnasozi makes homes and interiors a reflection of the world, fusing together global traditions with urban aesthetics.  The home decor collection strives to fortify existing networks between artisans in Africa. It is about celebrating the legacy of traditional art forms, and their relevance in the homes and lifestyles of the present.  We are so excited that Xnasozi is joining us for our Brooklyn Mini-Market this Sunday!

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Xnasozi uses Bogolan mudcloth, Dutch and African wax prints, West African indigo and other global textiles to create home products with an African flair.

1013713_543145022418393_1914766820_nNasozi Kakembo founded Xnasozi in 2011 as a creative outlet for her love of African art and culture.  Her company name derives from her very own, which is a Ugandan name meaning “something to look up to in praise of.”  Since then, Nasozi’s beautiful home objects have been featured in Apartment Therapy and other tastemaker blogs and magazines.

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For the greater part of a decade, Nasozi worked in the international human rights and social justice fields, meanwhile indulging in African textiles by night.  Her experience in the international social rights fields has shaped Xnasozi into a globally and ethically responsible business with a mission to give back.

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Nasozi sources incredibly vibrant and kaleidoscopic textiles and fibers that produce beautiful statements pieces.  From coasters to pillows and aprons, Xnasozi creates a uniquely boho African flair in the home.  We would love to take home one of those amazing denim aprons!Chevron coasterOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWe are so excited to have Xnasozi join us for our Brooklyn Mini Market this Sunday!  Browse all the amazing textiles on Nasozi’s website and Etsy, and follow her on Instagram to get a sneak peek into her life.

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