Upendo means love. Perfect to show affection. Red stands for bravery in African culture. Handcrafted in a drop-dangle design. This pair inspires empowerment and culture. Created by resilient, talented, beautiful women the same way their ancestors did. The magic of history, meaning and wisdom is passed down through the beads and the patterns. Your purchase helps the women make a living, provide for their families and pass on the craft.
1. Beads designed into a beautiful pair of earrings.
2. Hypoallergenic hooks for pierced ears.
Size Information; 1 inch long
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 they discovered glass beads while trading with Europeans which 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.
Shipping takes 5-7 days. We use tracked USPS service. You will have your Sawa Sawa package before you know it.
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