Handmade, Fair Trade Products & Gifts – Where Creativity, Craftsmanship, Impact & Design Meet.
Kasandy’s mission is to “introduce to the global marketplace and expand the reach of the small, micro-economy artisans of East Africa, to enable them to earn enough to support their families, business and community.”
Jackee Kasandy is the Owner of Kasandy | Locally Global, a fair trade store that offers high-quality handmade products from Kenya, Ghana, Uganda, Rwanda, Swaziland, Nepal, Australia, Ecuador, Peru, Israel, Palestine + local. Jackee works with the artisan entrepreneurs on their products, gives them a marketplace and helps them sustainably increase their income.
Jackee is an African Canadian from Kenya, where her family still lives, and she started to notice a trend every time she returned from visiting them. Her friends and colleagues would swoon over the beautiful products that Jackee had bought from Kenyan and East African artisans. Jackee realized that she loved fashion, she took pride in introducing people to wonderful, ethical goods and she had a wealth of knowledge about business, coming from the corporate world, so she opened Kasandy Inc. to provide a platform for underemployed artists to share their work.