NDEBELE BEADED JEWELLERY
Our glass beaded Ndebele jewellery is handmade by Jabu and Sarah in Johannesburg, South Africa.
We work with these ladies in order to maintain the craft indigenous to South Africa whilst at the same time developing skills and creating jobs with fair wages; stringing together tribal beauty through a community driven project.
BEADED HARARE BAG
South African crafter’s are known worldwide as one of the most detailed and finest craters of traditional hand-woven beaded crafts. Their skills have been handed down from generation to generation, but unfortunately the skills are being lost as the new generation adapt to the modern world and choose not to learn these skills.
Our unique harare bags are handcrafted in Cape Town by a very talented Zimbabwean man named Godfrey. Co-created with Muzungu Sisters, each of our Harare bag is an embodiment of our purpose to bring a piece of dying craft back to our lives.
Godfrey was unfortunately forced to flee Zimbabwe due to the repressive government.
He started his impressive beading business crafting hand-beaded bags and ornaments. The hand beaded wire bags he makes for us have greatly helped his livelihood and enabled him and his family to move out of a shack and into a house.
All our swimwear is carefully made in a small atelier in Cape Town, South Africa.
The ladies that make our pieces are paid a healthy living wage which enables them to support their families. In recent years, many seamstresses in Cape Town have been left without work due the majority of garment production moving to China.
We are very fortunate to be able to support this struggling industry.