Materials That Make a Difference

'You support each other as a team and make Zambian materials beautiful. But that does not only help you, it goes back to helping me and my family, as single mother of four kids.' – Sara, local artisan

We source unique materials from rural entrepreneurs and artisans to generate invaluable income in our local community, to share the beauty and originality of the African bush and to show case the dexterity and ingenuity of rural Africans.

  • Chitenge

    We use Chitenge as it is stylish, vibrantly African, and purposeful. It is used to create our famous gift bags that accompany every piece of jewelry sold.

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  • Vegetable ivory seed

    Talented local artisans collect the vegetable ivory, cycling many kilometres into the bush and taking hours to search for the right seeds.

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  • Hand carved wooden beads

    We buy over 5,000 hand carved wooden beads each year. No electric tools are used, and no two wooden beads are the same.

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  • Guinea fowl feathers

    Our team sort through the feathers selecting the best quality. Huge effort is invested in pairing them to look beautiful in our designs.

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  • Handmade metal beads & S-clasps

    Locally crafted clasps complement the look of the upcycled snare trap beads and align with our values of investing in the rural African economy.

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  • Lucky bean seeds

    This bright red seed comes from the indigenous Lucky bean tree. When the tree flowers, it is a signal to plant crops - hence the nickname "Lucky."

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  • Local Beads Bought Annually

  • Local Artisans Supported

  • People Financially Supported

"Beautiful jewellery, well-made, original, and to top all of that, made from snare wire and giving a donation to conservation. There's a lot to love here!" - Penny, Great Britain

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