Wazi Shoes is a socially conscious company that ethically produces Tanzanian made sandals ensuring appropriate working conditions and salaries for shoemakers. A percentage of the sales fund scholarships for nursing and midwifery students in East Africa.
Co-founders and sisters, Heather Christensen Smith and Alice Christensen Majid, have lifelong connections to East Africa having lived there in their formative years.
They were brought up in Santa Barbara, where Heather now lives while Alice is based in Tanzania.
They produces beautifully handmade beaded sandals in a family-owned workshop in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania ensuring appropriate working conditions and salaries for shoemakers while also donating a percentage of the sales to fund scholarships for nursing and midwifery students in East Africa.
They have conscientiously chosen packaging, from the shoe bags to the boxes, that are also made from sustainable processes and supporting Tanzanians. The shoe boxes are handmade from recycled cardboard by Africraft, and the kitenge fabric shoe bags are made by the Mufinidi Orphan Vocational Training Project where vocational students gain experience, are paid for their work.
Sage Moon offers three styles of Wazis, each named after an East African bird to celebrate and highlight love of travel and wildlife.
10% of the profits from each sale will help fund a young nurse scholar in East Africa.
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