Handmade by artisan women in an ancient technique. Every color has a meaning and every pattern is a lyric. Sometimes the patterns are just fun! These snowflakes are beautiful and festive. (See more details below)
Handcrafted in a shoulder grazing, drop-dangle design. These snowflakes are beautiful and festive.
Beads designed into a beautiful pair of snowflakes.
Hypoallergenic hooks for pierced ears.
The pair is 1.5 inches in diameter.
The Maasai tribe has used beads for centuries. They created beads from locally sourced natural materials like wood, clay, bone, copper, gems and rocks. In the 19th century trade with Europeans, they discovered glass beads that they use to this day.
Ethical fashion is the awareness of the people and the process of making our accessories. It is fashion that is morally right for the people that create, the environment they are in and fair compensation of their effort. This pair is handmade by women in their community using ancient beading craftsmanship.
ABOUT SAWA SAWA:
We are a black woman, sustainable, non-profit fashion brand. Co-founded by Anne and Catherine. Our mission is to empower artisan women in Kenya by harnessing their ancient skills in weaving, beading, art and more to provide a sustainable dignified income. We buy from the women to give them an income and a platform to share their skills.
We re-invest the revenue into various 501c3 non-profit empowerment programs especially menstrual kits for girls in school. Girls miss a week of school every month. By providing reproductive health education and menstrual hygiene kits girls can stay in school, have a consistent education and dignity during their period.
Every sale empowers a woman and a girl in Kenya.
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