Quality Assurance & Guarantee

Quality Assurance & Guarantee

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Zawadi designs and develops its many ranges in Knysna, South Africa. We also consider custom designed items based on order volumes.

Our emphasis on superior quality materials and manufacturing methods, together with expert workmanship and careful attention to detail, has created a vast product selection that is distinctive, durable and increasingly popular, setting new trends both in quality and style.

Zawadi adheres to fair trade principals and environmentally sustainable manufacturing methods at all times.

Zawadi Bronze Animal Collection:

Cast in the age old “lost wax” bronze casting process that dates back thousands of years, each sculpture is expertly finished by hand to create the unique details. This ancient bronze casting process enhances every detail of the original clay sculpture created by the artist.

Every sculpture has been given an advanced treatment by applying a protective coating, a technology that was developed in the USA. Extensive finishing work is done on our bronze range here in Knysna by our well trained staff.  Once the final stage of polishing and finishing is done, each piece is then carefully treated with layers of anti tarnish protective coating, in preparation for the painstaking process of hand painting the contrasting detailing onto the silver plated sculptures, or hand polishing the classic bronze finished pieces.

The bronze sculptures are suitable for indoors and outdoors, whilst the silver sculptures are better suited for indoors. Bronze sculptures placed outside will naturally oxidize, which adds to the beauty and characteristic feature of this metal.

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Zawadi Cold Cast Bronze figurines and animals:AFRICAN ANIMALS

The process of Cold Cast Bronze is made by mixing bronze powder with a bonding paste and then applying it under pressure to the surface of the piece. This leaves a thin coat of bronze, which gives the piece the look and feel of a real bronze.

Unlike most of the cheaper figurines found on the market today, the Zawadi bronzed range is not painted, and as a result will not fade or tarnish.

After the Cold Cast process is completed, each piece is then detailed by hand to add emphasis and contrast. There are also no visible mold joins in the Zawadi range items, which one often finds on many other inferior quality figurines

The core material of these ranges is a bonded limestone mix, which once it has been cast and cured, creates a strong and durable material similar to ceramic. In recent years no other supplier has come close to the quality and detail with which the Zawadi Cold Cast Bronze pieces are made.

Zawadi Jewellery:

Our OBB24range of genuine ostrich leather jewellery offers the luxury of exotic leather in a selection of affordable quality accessories that can withstand the rigours of daily wear. The leather is given a protective coating which renders it water resistant, and gives the leather a lustrous sheen that offers years of beautiful wear.

The range is certified nickel and lead free, with genuine ostrich leather permanently inlaid into each design. All the jewellery is detailed with genuine 17 facet Swarovski crystals, to add sparkle to the unique combination of leather with metal.

All chemicals and dyes used on the leathers are certified to be REACH compliant by international standards.

Zawadi Pewter Animal Range:

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Each animal is crafted from solid pewter and then given a thin layer of copper. This layer of copper creates a surface that is ideal for electroplating the brushed satin-finish pewter.

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In order to try out new lines without any risk, our wholesale customers are welcome to return any items that do not meet sales expectations within a period of 6 months for a full credit or refund. All items returned must be in perfect condition and in the original packaging where applicable.

The cost of returning the items is for the customer’s account.

In the unlikely event of any damaged or incorrect items received by our customers, we will replace any such items providing:

  • We are notified in writing within 48 hours of receipt of goods.
  • The goods are in their original packaging.
  • The goods are immediately made available for our sales agent or nominated courier to collect.

Zawadi will then replace the item free of charge, providing stock is available, or if not, then pass a credit. Postage or courier costs will be covered by Zawadi.