"Design thoughtfully, Tread lightly, Know the story..."
That is the aspiration of Asili an online shop that aids in the collaboration of designers and East African artisans.
All materials are responsibly sourced and Asili makes a point of educating their customers about the pieces they are purchasing. Just browsing through their website is an inspiring and informative experience. Beautiful home wares fill their site created out of materials such as wood, soapstone and horn. They are unique, exquisite and beautiful pieces.
Collaboratives such as Asili are so critical in a time when we need to be more conscious of what we buy and supporting local, handmade craft never goes out of style.
All images courtesy of the ASILI Instagram account.