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Friday
Oct262012

how it's made: beaded bracelets

Bawa La Tumaini in Kenya, which translates to ‘Wing of Hope’ in English, is a Fair-Trade company which finances the purchase of raw materials, pays creative women and men fair wages to produce products such as baskets and jewelry, and provides links to global markets to sell their handicrafts.

Produced by a group of 15 women and men, in one of the Nairobi’s informal settlements, they specialize in making handicrafts based on Maasai bead jewellry—necklaces, wrist bands, friendship bands, and anklets.

Their main market has been through local sales in Nairobi but unfortunately, they have not been sustainable—in this African setting the nuclear family supports the extended family.

Different age groups wear different styles, designs and colors of beaded pieces—but women decide the styles to create. This limited quantity purchase will translate into colorful gifts that give on in the way of access to healthcare facilities, food and clean drinking water.

Wednesday
Dec142011

holiday favorites: sandra

massage stone
with so many extra tasks and gatherings—relax and enjoy!
beaker glass flute
champagne, prosecco or cava—
for brunch, cocktails or dessert.
sign language peace ornament
in all languages, a wish for peace.

Wednesday
Dec072011

watch: gifts for the host

Monday
Dec052011

holiday favorites: megan

1938 leather butterfly chair
I imagine curling up in it with my pup, next to our Christmas tree, and logging on to Pandora’s indie Christmas station.
spoon coffee mug sprout
to sip a cup of vegan hot chocolate that I make with water and homemade almond butter mmmmmm.
frames
to remind them how much it meant to share that special day with my family, everyone’s getting a different frame with a photo from my wedding.

Thanks to megan, product manager assistant, for this submission.

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