Redwood City, CA - August 15, 2016 – Zazzle has just announced the availability of a new suite of beautiful handcrafted products made in Kenya, The Adventure Collection. These products are part of Zazzle Heart, an initiative that aligns the nonprofit organization Ubuntu, which works directly with Kenyan makers, with the reach and impact of Zazzle. As part of this collaboration, Zazzle worked closely with a small community of Kenyan artisans, including Maasai tribeswomen, to create these lovely, handcrafted pieces. Each of the seven products is beautifully handcrafted in Kenya and then can be customized on the Zazzle website to yield a completely personalized, laser-etched heirloom product suitable for the most adventurous of consumers. The products include a leather iPhone pouch, leather travel pouch, canvas journal, leather journal, canvas utility tote, leather tote, and leather keychain.
Zazzle Heart first launched in 2015, and this new collection aims to take the offering to a new level of quality with more sophisticated sewing techniques, traditional Maasai beading, and leather options, based on the theme of "Adventure." The partnership with Ubuntu empowers the makers in Kenya by building a sustainable business partnership that drives independence while also creating opportunities to share these beautiful contributions with the world. The inspiration for these new products is the raw beauty of the Rift Valley in Kenya — everything from the delicate beadwork to the raw materials to the stitching. The Zazzle and Ubuntu teams both travelled to the Maai Mahiu region of Kenya to work directly with the artisans on the dimensions, styles, and colors of each of the products, ensuring the highest level of quality in every element of production.