The traditional crafts of Rwanda are the inspiration behind an up and coming jewellery brand called Inzuki, which crafts colourful jewellery collections from natural materials. The business was started in 2010 by Teta Isibo a young Rwandan designer whose passion for design and style led her to leave a career as town planner to stet up her own fashion accessories brand.
Named after the Kinyarwanda word for ‘bees’ Inzuki partners with local women’s cooperatives and weaving groups to create the vibrant jewellery, fashion accessories, and home decor collections the brand has become known for. The handcrafted pieces are made using local sourced materials including dyed sisal and beads. Drawing on Teta’s heritage the Inzuki aesthetic seeks to blend traditional craftsmanship with contemporary design and in the process give Rwanda’s ancient crafts heritage relevance in the modern world.
What started out a hobby for Teta Inzuki has grown into a boutique in the heart of Kigali and attracts a global clientele through its online store. And through Inzuki Teta is part of an exciting generation of innovative creative entrepreneurs putting Rwandan design on the global map.
For further information about Inzuki visit: https://inzuki.com/
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