Obakki is a Canadian lifestyle brand that curates collections of handcrafted designs from artisans around the world.
One reader will win $500 (£298.35) and four readers will win $150 (£89.51) each to spend on pieces of their choice from the brand.
The Obakki team travels the world to partner with artisans who produce limited-edition, small-batch goods, which are then sold through the platform.
Shoppers can choose from a selection of homeware, skincare, jewellery, and apparel.
“We believe in slow design,” says the brand. “We’ve connected with artisan groups from around the globe to preserve and honour traditional artistry, and we love the idea of limited edition, small-batch homewares that can be admired for a very long time.”
Items include the Volcan wall hanging, a textile sculpture handmade by a collective of female weavers in Querétaro, Mexico. Their mission is to preserve knowledge about ancient textile techniques while caring for and respecting the environment.
“We believe it’s important to stand behind true artisans, embracing the beauty of slow design and artisanal production – as an advocate, champion, and consumer,” says Obakki.
“We’ve built sustainable relationships with our artisan partners and their communities, allowing us to ethically trace each product from concept to completion.”
Other products available to buy online include dinner and side plates from the Onyx collection. Made from black clay, this smokey-coloured tableware set is crafted in San Bartolo Coyotepec in Mexico using techniques that date back to pre-Hispanic times.
The glassware is shaped – using a traditional mouth-blowing technique – by third-generation glassblowers in Italy, who use Swiss borosilicate glass and designs inspired by modernist architecture.
Founded in 2005 by designer and humanitarian Treana Peake, Obakki’s net profits directly support the company’s philanthropic counterpart, the Obakki Foundation.
Focused on providing clean water access and livelihood initiatives in Africa, to date the Obakki Foundation has helped over three million people.
One reader will win $500 (£298.35) and four readers will win $150 (£89.51) to spend on pieces of their choice. Winners will be chosen at random and will receive the gift card by email.
Competition closes 21 June 2021. Terms and conditions apply. Five winners will be selected at random and notified by email.
This competition is a partnership between Dezeen and Obakki. Find out more about Dezeen partnership content here.