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Kazuri Beads Factory

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Address: Mbagathi Ridge, Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone Number: 20 2328905
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A lovely place

I was fortunate to stop by the Kazuri beads factory - ended up only in the store, since the factory itself was closed. The store is spacious and has a huge amount of different... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Washington, DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was fortunate to stop by the Kazuri beads factory - ended up only in the store, since the factory itself was closed. The store is spacious and has a huge amount of different beads. All styles and varieties. They are sorted by color combination, and are a great treat. I only regret not getting more!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was my 8th trip to Kenya, but somehow I had never been to Kazuri. I was happy that this was recommended. The tour was fun and informative. My favorite part was the mission of giving women jobs. Their products are absolutely gorgeous. I bought a bowl for myself, beautiful necklace, and beautiful earrings for my mother. This is a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fairly close to Karen Blixen site** which is why we visited. Factory closed which was a pity (you need to check this beforehand - we didn't!). Shop enjoyed by teens and early 20's in our group. For me (an old Brit) it was nothing exceptional and readily available in many UK markets. Had the factory been open and we could... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great stop - we enjoyed the short tour and meeting the women who work at the bead factory. It was really interesting to hear about the initiative of hiring local women, paying decent wages and benefits, including a pension plan. The gift shop is lovely - lots of selection. And if you really can't find something you like,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While staying at Giraffe Manor it was suggested that we visit this place. As someone who works with Artisans in developing countries I really enjoyed the stop in and felt it was worth seeing and learning about. The work and opportunities they provide for the community seem genuine and well put together. My wife bought 4 bracelets as gifts for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I always wanted to go and see the Kazuri Beads Factory and it was so worth the visit! We were greeting by the Manager and she guided us around the whole compound. She showed and explained the complete process of the raw clay being worked on and turned into this beautiful stunning jewelry by a strong force of women! The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Kazuri is a fair trade brand, it employs local workers, mostly women, for a decent wage and decent working conditions. The workshop's visit is interesting, albeit short. The shop is also bigger than the outlets you can find in Nairobi's commercial centres. It is an excellent opportunity to treat yourself and support local women.

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

It's a nice small factory the makes hand made beads. The tour is short a sweet, you are able to see the wome form the beads and the men make the bowls. The tour is through the whole process of bead making. We went with a little girl and one of the woman made a figure for her with the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

What a lovely place and beautiful bead work. Then to top it off you are really helping women in need. The glazes were bright and everyone I brought a gift too was thrilled.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

Hand rolled, hand painted, hand strung. Beautiful jewelry that supports local women who may be orphaned, abused, or otherwise. A MUST SEE. Loved this place; love the crafts!

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