Photography by Christina Altomare

Sustainable Luxury 

Nzuri is a boutique textile studio and ethically conscious luxury brand. We take pride in producing beautiful textiles in small batches with environmentally conscious and sustainable means. Our materials are locally sourced and our dyes are locally produced. Our indigo is grown in the same workshops where the dye is extracted and our textiles designs developed.

We believe that each piece should tell a story. A beautiful textile uses the finest materials and craftsmanship. Our designs are original, versatile, timeless and made to become heirlooms. One should be able to admire the work behind the weaving or the design in each textile. These are the standards behind Nzuri’s textiles for home decor and accessories.

 

Wisdom does not come overnight – African proverb

 

Nzuri believes in the preservation and the integrity of small industries and traditional techniques of craftsmanship. Authentic handwoven textiles are fundamental to the cultural identity of many peoples. Our partnerships with our artisans provide new opportunities, enhances self-sufficiency and works to empower local entrepreneurship.

Africa has a long history of producing fine textiles. We work with renowned weavers and highly skilled artisans to produce extraordinary handcrafted textiles using time-honored techniques. We blend traditional African motifs with modern aesthetics to create understated and expertly woven designs. The quality of our weaving is among the finest work to come out of contemporary Africa.

Mongolia is renowned for producing the finest cashmere in the world. We work with a small company that is aligned with the Sustainable Fiber Alliance. Our Grade A cashmere fiber is sourced from local herders who employ ecologically-approved methods in maintaining their herds. Weaving cashmere is part of the cultural heritage in Mongolia. We wish to contribute to the preservation of this long-standing tradition by manufacturing our cashmere collection exclusively in Mongolia.

Made in the USA, our newest collection of print textiles features original artwork expertly hand-drawn. The unique designs, characterized by rich complexity and intricate detail, are rooted in patterns found in vintage Nigerian textiles and other African motifs - yet are unmistakably contemporary.