Handmade in Kenya by the Maasai tribe. Our partner, who live among the Maasai in the Kenyan bush, wanted to help their neighbors and by creating economic stability through sustainable jobs without changing their culture.
Handmade using made from sustainable, natural grass beads. With every item purchased with us, a tree is planted in partnership with the National Forest Foundation.
Maasai women are renowned for their beading craftsmanship creating eco-friendly jewelry. To create zulugrass, the beads unique to this braclet and group of Maasai artists, is a readily available and sustainable grass, the women harvest each blade that are then dried, cut and dyed by hand and then strung into necklaces. Over 1,400 hundred Maasai women are now making Zulugrass, while continuing to lead their lives in their traditional Maasai lifestyle.
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protect our planet
be a patron for people and
preserve art forms and cultures
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