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“Ultimately, we want to bring beautiful, handmade products into people’s homes so we can create more tangible change,” Peake tells me.
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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.
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Obakki, a purpose-led brand of handcrafted homewares and lifestyle products, is bringing awareness to the issue with a new collection of wooden bowls and spoons—each carved using the remnants of left-behind timber from deforested areas—in order to emphasize the more sustainable, generational practices of small-scale artisans.
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When it came to ingredient sourcing, Obakki called on different women entrepreneurs in Africa who are supporting their families through sustainable businesses for the soaps’ star actives.
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A scroll through the site will instantly bring you closer to the potters in Mexico, or the candlemakers in Japan or basket weavers in Kenya – realizing there are some splurges that come guilt-free.
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Sustainability, traceability, and ethical production are at the heart of Obakki, a purpose-led lifestyle brand founded by local Treana Peake. Partnering with artisans around the world, the organization is committed to creating meaningful change at the community level.
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New collections—like the elegant clay pieces from Oaxaca Pottery Collective—are made in partnership with top-tier artisans from around the globe while ensuring transparent production.
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Heritage, tragedy, future: These are the drivers that inspire a new capsule collection by Vancouver-based sustainable fashion brand Obakki and a community of women living in the world's largest refugee camp, Bidi Bidi, in Uganda.
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Obakki is as committed to making an impact, as it is to beautiful design. Originally launched as a fashion brand in 2005, Obakki has recently shifted into the lifestyle space. Working with skilled craftsmen and artisans from around the world, Obakki serves asa global marketplace filled with products that are unique, beautiful and created with purpose
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“Each piece has a story,” designer and humanitarian Treana Peake says of her lifestyle brand Obakki's relaunch this week. The label has relaunched with an expanded collection of ethically-produced homeware and lifestyle products made by artisans around the world, with a focus on intentional consumption and social impact.