Creating Beauty from Brutality

We are a team of rural Africans who transform brutal poachers' snare traps into beautiful jewelry. We use unique materials, bought from local entrepreneurs, to create our designs and we donate to conservation with each sale. Our work empowers us whilst contributing to our wildlife heritage and community. We have proudly raised over $150,000 (and counting) for conservation.

Our Workshop

We welcome global clients to our Workshop Less Ordinary in the South Luangwa offering a Zambian creative and conservation experience.

Open 7 days a week, 7 am to 4.30 pm, and based just 15 minutes from the South Luangwa National Park's main gate. Our passionate Zambian team welcome you with a complimentary tour that shares our story of conservation, female empowerment, rural African employment and ingenuity.

Drop in to meet the team and discover our unique story, try our famous snare coiling competition, enjoy our Jewelry Making Activity and shop our ethical African products.

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Our Team

Our courageous workshop team are 80% women and 100% born and raised in Zambia. They have become famous for their ability to convert brutal poachers' traps into jewelry with strength and innovation.

Snare wire traps tragically ensnare, maim and kill iconic wildlife including elephant, lion and leopard. Our awesome team transform these brutal wires into beautiful beads and jewelry. We elevate our designs with local materials such as feathers, seeds, wooden beads and vintage coins to ensure our designs are uniquely African.

The sale of each piece donates to conservation and our clients feel deep pride knowing they wear an ethical story where rural African-empowerement and conservation go hand in hand.

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Stockists & Wholesale

We have supplied global retailers, leading conservation organizations and upmarket safari outfits for over 10 years. We offer conservation focused products, boutique and safari shop looks, jewelry for ethical fashion retailers, bespoke & branded designs and a unique client gifting service. We create shop looks for our clients and offer locally made, authentic jewelry displays.

Let us create an ethical, conservation-focused order for your business. Click below to learn more and to get in touch.

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Gift Guide

Mulberry Mongoose is the perfect gift for safari lovers, animal lovers, conservationists, the Afrophile and the ethical jewelry shopper.

With designs for men, women and the younger conservationist each piece is made with passion and packaged meaningfully. Click here to shop our gift guides.

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"Saw the products in an airplane magazine and ordered shortly after landing. Delivered across the world correctly and very shortly thereafter. Wonderful, ethical, products that also serve a purpose. I would highly recommend supporting this company." - Rick, California, USA

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