Design thoughtfully, Tread lightly, Know the story


Asili was born out of a passion and curiosity for the traditional craft and community of the artisans in East Africa. 

Our name borrows from the Swahili word for essence, genesis, the source of something. It stands for the truth or fundamental nature of a person or object.

Through collaborations with like minded designers, architects and brands, we aim to produce quality, ethically designed pieces that will in turn, provide business and a sustainable income for our artisans and their families. 

We strive to ensure the production of our products has only a positive impact on the environment and communities who create them.

Asili Foundation