Understanding the process that goes into the objects in our homes creates more intentional, conscious living: That’s the ethos of Canadian homewares brand Obakki, and it’s one we can get behind.
Founded by designer and humanitarian Treana Peake, the brand offers small-batch, limited-edition wares handmade by artisans across the globe, from cooking pots and candles to flatware and rugs. Obakki works in close partnership with the makers, with a particular focus on utilizing local, native materials and honoring traditional means of basket-making, bowl-carving, and weaving. Profits directly support the Obakki Foundation, the outfit’s counterpart focused on providing clean water access and livelihood opportunities across Africa.
Here’s a look at a few of the Obakki offerings: earthy ceramics made in Jalisco, Mexico; wooden bowls hand-carved in Mali; and baskets woven in Kenya.
For more wares by these makers and others, head to Obakki.