Announcement Welcome! This is my creative outlet for Waldorf inspired creations as a mama of 4, crafting on in Kenya, but transitioning to Mozambique.
Welcome! This is my creative outlet for Waldorf inspired creations as a mama of 4, crafting on in Kenya, but transitioning to Mozambique.
Amy Beck on Nov 29, 2016
Perfect for our Halloween costume
yuuki on Aug 18, 2016
Very fast shipment and good quality. Thank you!
Erafuz on Aug 2, 2016
This was a present for a niece and she was very happy with them!
The origins of ziezo
Ziezo is a Dutch word that means ‘it’s all right’. It reflects my feeling that I had when I accepted being able to be a stay at home mom of 4 little ones and being able to spend more time crafting again after years of studying and being professionally engaged. It also means ‘sawa’ a commonly uttered word, actually more an expression in Swahili, one of the languages used here in Kenya.
Ziezo is the label I created when I rediscovered my desire to create beautiful and functional items again, after a long time of focusing on professional advancement. The creations are heavily inspired by Waldorf Education and Steiner philosophy as my children are attending a Waldorf Kindergarten/School here in Kenya. It all started with some kiddie aprons in the beautiful traditional materials such as Kikoy and Kanga fabrics (both 100 % cotton), grew to 100% wool felt crowns, wool and cotton Waldorf dolls, 100% silk butterfly wings and it is still expanding as the kids are getting bigger and their play changes.
I prefer to use natural materials and try to source them locally. That might mean buying and using raw wool from the local weaver, or that I use a 100% lambs wool jumper that originated in Europe or North America but bought at ‘mitumba’ (the second hand market) here in East Africa.
In the end it does come down to the fact that each product is carefully handcrafted. Thanks for considering to purchase a creation!
Owner, Maker, Designer
I am a mama to 4 and married to my best friend. ziezo is my creative outlet for my Waldorf inspired toys and creations. I LOVE creating beautiful things for my children and like to share them with others as well.
Packing & Shipping
I thoroughly enjoy crafting and creating Waldorf-inspired toys and accessories. Each item is made with a great deal of love and care. . .
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Other Method
For custom orders, I will only start working on the order after full payment is received.
Upon request we can arrange express shipping and insurances. Please convo me.
Please note that international orders might incur a customs fee in the customer's home country. This fee is fully the responsibility of the customer.
Refunds and Exchanges
Additional policies and FAQs
Each product comes with brief care instructions. Please follow them carefully, so that you can enjoy your toy or accessory for a very long time