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FUNCTIONAL & UPCYCLED PRODUCTS
MADE IN A SOCIAL PROJECT IN KENYA

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About us


Threads are connecting the world.

Threads of our products connecting people, emotions different world views. Our lable Nyuzi Blackwhite stands for multifunctional, upcycling products with a special story behind. "Nyuzi" means threads in Kisuaheli. Every product tells its own story and is therefore unique.

In a social project in kenya we turn old cement sacks into wonderful, ultralight, durable and mulifunctional bags and accessoires. We would like to give waste a new face and we would like to work against our usual shopping habitats. Cementsacks are made out of Prolypropylen sacks - a kind of a plastic material. Normally used cement sacks are burned on construction sides or they are just dammed in the river sides. We collect them, clean them and we make out of them unique bags and accessoires.

The unique products are made under fair conditions by young people in kenya. Our workshop enable young people selfhelp trough a fair working place. The Workshop is based in a social project in kenya which is located close to Nairobi. To the project belongs a children home with a primary and vocational school. Our Nyuzi workshop is attatched to the vocational school. It should create job opportunities for the eximinated students and motivate more young people to decide for a vocational training. These jobs, they are a warranty for the school leavers of the vocational college to work in their trained job and are therefore able to earn their own living. Each of our products includes a special perenctage which is supporting the whole project. Addtionally to this our regular orders for the Nyuzi Blackwhite workshop create a good buisness for the project, which makes them to be a more indepentent from.

Every product is made by one of our tailors from the beginning up to the end. Every tailor is signing his product with a "made by... " lable. Trough a unique upcycling accessoire we want to connect different people and worlds. We want to give each one a new view of the world, people and products. We want to connect people through our products.

It helps each one of our teammembers to learn every day something new and to continue with their tailoring education. We go away from the massproduction. We want to teach young woman and men which great products they can create our of waste on their own and how they can solve with it environmentally problems and how they can use it in the same time to create money for their own live.

Order our products in the etsy shop or contact us via e-mail. With pleasure we will take exceptional makings in a bigger number of pieces and actually with you brand label. Do not hesitate to contact us, we are very pleased about your welfare.


Products



Team



      Josephine

      

  • teacher in the voational school
  • coordinating orders and organizing of processes
  • responsible for quality check

      Caroline

      

  • heart of the team
  • first teammember
  • grown up in the childresn
  • finished her appreticeship in august 2016i

       Hannah

       

  • our fastest sewer
  • finished her apprenticeship in summer 2017 and started direct working for nyuzi
  • best user of our new industrial machine

        Virginiah

       

  • she wants to learn everyday something new
  • still in apprenticeship
  • helping in the production to earn some small money and to finance her exam fees

 

 

        Sarah

       

  • founder of Nyuzi
  • tailor
  • fashion developer (staatliche Modeschule Stuttgart)
  • first volunteer stay in kenya September 2016 - March 2017 (start nyuzi)
  • second visit to kenya June 2017 - September 2017 (extenstion of nyuzis products)

 

        Natascha

       

  • Volunteer
  • Visited production in kenya last year
  • Sells on markets
  • & supports in all situations

 

 

Project




The project – Karai Childrens Vocational Centre consists of a children’s home for orphans and street children. It have an elemtary school as well as a vocational college. Karai offers the children a loving care home and make education on the school possible. At present the project cares for 120 children aged 4 – 20. The children vocational college offers a handcraft trainee in carpenters, electricians, hairdresser and tailors for institution Childs and surrounding children.The -   Keniahilfe Schwäbische Alb – benefits these project.

www.keniahilfe-schwaebische-alb.de
www.karaicvc.org

 

Contact

Would you like to get in touch with us?

Hauptstraße 45, 70771 Leinfelden-Echterdingen

+49 176 84826583

info@nyuzi-blackwhite.de


Events


 

07. 05. 2017 - Maimarkt Leinfelden
05. 06. 2017 - Klostertage Blaubeuren
18. 06. 2017 - Kunsthandwerksmarkt Magolsheim
09. 09. 2017 - Koffer und Lichtermarkt Esslingen
16. 09. 2017 - Kunsthandwerk Vaihinger Herbst
01. 10. 2017 - Kunsthandwerkmarkt Ulm
22. 10. 2017 - Kunsthandwerkmarkt Nürtingen
11. 11. 2017 - deine EigenART Stuttgart im Wizemann


03.12.2017             -  Esslinger Advent
04.12 - 06.12.2017 - Esslinger Weihnachtsmarkt
08.12 - 12.12.2017 - Nürtinger Weihnachtsmarkt
18.12 - 22.12.2017 - Reutlinger Weihnachtsmarkt