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Pine Kazi is a new and innovative social business venture that utilizes pineapple waste produced after harvest to craft eco-friendly products like shoes and bags.

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The Team

Pine Kazi company limited was started by three passionate student entrepreneurs in 2019 who realized that crop waste management is a serious issue in Kenya which often goes ignored and uncontested. Our main inspiration came about when we visited Delmonte Kenya (the largest pineapple producing company in Kenya) and realized that the after-harvest waste is usually burnt or left in the farm to decompose, releasing tonnes of harmful green-house gases into the environment. Compelled by the need to solve this problem, we embarked on a journey to find a solution and this was the idea hence Pine Kazi was born. After 6 months of solid research and hard work, we developed our first pineapple-based textile and crafted the first piece of shoe artwork with it which we love to call the pine shoe. Since then Pine Kazi has been committed to sustainability and the circular economy because we believe in change, and we are the change