Celebrating artisans and supporting marginalized communities. KASARI means in Moroccan Arabic « my castle ». It is an online fair trade shop founded by Sarah where customers can purchase beautiful products handmade by Moroccan artisans.
I was inspired to launch KASARI after visiting different coops, markets, and auctions sales, and finding the beautiful rugs and baskets that local women artisans were making.
I wanted to focus on female artisans, because women are still less educated, less healthy and experiencing more violence than their male counterparts. By helping these talented women earn a fair wage, we hope that they can break the cycle of poverty. The goal is to empower many women to have their own money since, in these Berber family, women do not have access to money, which is actually limited to the male head of the household.
We are based in Montreal, Canada.