Turi Afrika was founded by Auntieclare Rezin out of the love and desire to express the excellence of Afrika and its people throughout the world. Turi a name borrowed from her grandmother seemed an appropriate fit as her grandmother exemplified beauty, hard work, commitment to excellence, and pride and value in being who she is.
Auntieclare was born into a rich cultural community in Nakuru, Kenya. Throughout her life growing up in a country as majestic as Kenya she was always surrounded by artisans and craftsmen. They were the average people making their daily living along the roadside selling their hand carvings, jewelry and art. She never thought of this way of life as unique as it was extremely common.
After completing her schooling she took time to see her country and offer service in communities throughout. She lived in various parts of the country including Nairobi (the Capital City) and Mombasa (one of the largest coastal communities in Kenya). Everywhere she stayed she was met with african ingenuity and art.
She left Kenya at the age of 19... Her exploration which lasted approximately 4 years began in China where she stayed for 6 months, then Macau Island, Haifa Israel (where she met her husband), Vancouver Canada, and then to their new home in Los Angeles California.
One common trait among people throughout her travels was an appreciation of beauty and and a desire to express that beauty. That appreciation of beauty, her love of the Afrikan continent, its people, and its art inspired her to express that beauty by giving birth to Turi Afrika.