What can you expect to find at our store? Kasandy | Locally Global is all about introducing independent artisans and designers to Vancouver shoppers. Our collection of baskets, furniture, handbags, leather goods, fashion accessories, house and home, kitchen and dining, kids’ games and apparel is curated from dozens of different creators, with 31 different cultural groups and more than 10 countries represented. We look for designs that have unique details that set them apart from other mass-produced products and brands. Many of our products are one of a kind. Our products are more than just beautiful or unique – they give back At Locally Global, we tell our customers that we believe the best aid that can be given is that of opportunity. Many people in Africa and other developing economies need an opportunity, in several ways: -Capital in the form of micro-loans to start their small business and use their creativity to make a living. NGO’s and micro-loan entities work to help with launching new ventures. Canada has programs that lead in this space. -Market – Artisans need a space to sell their wares. -Sustainability – By having our store (including online at kasandy.com) selling products consistently, artisans receive a regular source of income. Environmental Impact – Emerging economies suffer most of the effects of global warming. We are Locally Global. You, are Locally Global. Visit us today.
Meet the Business Owner
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I am African Canadian, originally from Kenya, where my entire family lives.
I miss the food and laughter, and i’m passionate about the creativity and artisanry found in Africa and in my city of Vancouver.
My background includes working in the corporate world for almost 18 years, a career that took me from wildlife and people conservation, to the big, wonderful, fast and crazy world of advertising and branding.
In those years,whenever I’d visit family in Kenya, I’d come back with fashion & home goods for me, a few weeks/months later, they’d be gone, hijacked or “borrowed” by friends. It became clear there was something special here, and so Kasandy was born as a business to support and expand the market for African artisans.
My pride and joy is to introduce you, to the wonderful products made by Kenyan and East African artisans, to connect their stories to yours, and your story with mine and together making a difference, while looking good.