xnasozi (pronounced 'by nə/sō/zē')
is a home décor and lifestyle brand that designs and creates modern interiors and
home decor accessories. Services range from spatial planning, interior
and architectural photography, to custom furniture design. Our interior
apparel collection integrates the finest of global textiles, including
mudcloth (Bogolan), Dutch and African wax prints, West African indigo,
and other African fabrics combined with contemporary ethos.
Conceived of and made in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, xnasozi strives to fortify existing networks among and between artisans in Africa, and also contributes a portion of profits to an orphanage school in the Founder's village in Uganda.
Nasozi Kakembo is the founder and creative force behind xnasozi. She graduated in 2008 from the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (GSAPP). Her company name derives from her very own, which is a Ugandan name meaning something to look up to in praise of. Born and raised outside of Washington, DC, and a Brooklynite since 2005, Nasozi founded xnasozi in 2011. For the greater part of a decade, she worked in the international human rights and social justice fields, meanwhile indulging in African textiles by night. She still incorporates the fundamental principles of her extensive international experience into her business model. Her Ugandan and American heritage as well as her studies in art history, architecture, and eventually human rights have landed her in the far reaches of the world. She currently resides in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, and splits her time between there and her home in Kampala, Uganda.