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Snare and cord bracelet

Snare and cord bracelet

Regular price $23.00 USD
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Design detail: Wearing this bracelet shows your belief in and support of, rural African women and conservation.

Created in 2013, in our first year of business, this design marks the moment we learned to transform brutal poachers' traps into snare beads. It celebrates the strength of rural African women who we chose to employ for the immensely challenging work of snare bead creation. It will forever be a symbol of the courage and perseverance of our wonderful team.

Fusing reclaimed poachers' traps, local materials and international beads we celebrate and invest in the African bush through creativity. Handmade by our rural Zambian team each piece is slightly different. Every sale donates to Zambian conservation.

Care: Water proof.

Materials: Upcycled poachers' snare traps/Stainless steel wire/Cotton cord. Traditional chitenge gift bag.

Measurements: Circumference closed. Women: 18 cm/7.09 inches Men: 21 cm/8.27 inches Large: 22cm/8.66 inches XLarge: 23cm/9.06 inches XXLarge: 24 cm/9.45 inches Teen: 17 cm/6.69 inches Kid: 15 cm/5.91 inches. We love to customize. Please leave your request in the Special instructions box at checkout.

Delivery: $25 to any global destination/$5 within Zambia. Dispatched within 1-3 working days. 

Warranty: 8 months warranty.

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Meet the Maker

"Knowing that through what we do we preserve our childrens’ future gives me great joy" – Grace Mwanza, jewelry maker.

We are a team of 11 rural Zambians, 7 of us women. Community is at the heart of our culture and our families are large and interconnected. We call our cousins brothers and sisters, and we each share our home and salaries with at least 8 family members.

The Mulberry Mongoose team proudly provide for over 100 loved ones with their income.

To learn more about us click here for our bios!

Materials that Make a Difference

We make every snare trap bead and piece of jewelry by hand; you can feel the energy and power of our work in each piece.

We design with locally sourced materials capturing the unique beauty of the African bush whilst maximizing support for our community.

To date we support over 50 rural artisans and entrepreneurs and buy over 30,000 locally sourced beads annually. This impacts the lives of over 300 people in our rural African community.

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Donation per sale

With every piece sold we donate $2.50 to conservation and remove brutal snare traps from circulation. We have raised over $150,000 to date and cut up over 39,000 poachers’ traps.

We donate to Conservation South Luangwa, the Zambian Carnivore Programme and Conservation Lower Zambezi. These Zambian NGO’s, in partnership with DNPW and supported by WWF and the EU, work tirelessly and bravely to protect our wildlife.

Our Pangolin and Rhino conservation designs donate an additional $2.50 per sale to the Pangolin Crisis Fund and Stop Rhino Poaching respectively.

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Packaging, Personalising & Gifting

Every piece of jewelry comes with a locally made chitenge gift bag, label & flyer sharing our story and a handwritten note from your jewelry maker.

We can personalize selected pieces by the craft of metal letter stamping. The product pages show which pieces can be personalised or click on our Personalisable gifts category.

We love making free videos and handwritten gift notes for your loved ones. Drop us a note in the comments section with your special request.  

Find out more about our packaging & letter stamping here.

Gift packaging & personalising orders

Sizing Guide

Each jewelry size is shown in cm and inches under design detail. We love creating custom sizes; leave your measurements in the comments section at check out and we will reach out to ensure the right fit.

If you need help working out the right size, or if you want to better understand our sizing, click here for more information or get in touch directly. We are delighted to help.

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Product Care

Snare wire is a metal and rusts, but this is easily managed. The best way is to use P1200 sandpaper to gently remove rust; we provide a piece in each online order.

Every product page has a care instruction of either: Keep away from water, Water resistant or Water proof.

Many locally sourced materials are fragile but not all. Guinea fowl feathers are extremely resilient and can be reshaped using your fingertips when the feathers split; they must be kept flat during travel. Seeds are not waterproof.

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Payment Options

We use DPO secure payment platform which accepts Visa and Mastercard but not Amex. It requires 3DS security; your bank sends a confirmation number to your phone or email to allow you to check out with total security.

If your card is not 3DS enabled you can pay by PayPal to or Bank transfer to:

DOLLAR, Bank: Zambia National Commercial Bank PLC (Zanaco), Head office:
Zanaco Head Office, Cairo Road, Lusaka, PO BOX 3361, Branch: Mfuwe, Account
name: Mulberry Mongoose Ltd, Account number: 190 63 78 50 01 96, Sort code:
01-26-06, Swift: zncozmlu.

If you are struggling check out by clicking Bank Transfer to finalize the order and we will reach out to help you make the payment. Or email us here.

Shipping, Customs & Warranty

We use DHL and it costs $25 to ship to any global destination and $5 to deliver within Zambia.

We dispatch orders within 1-3 working days and they reach you within 5-14 working days.

Our team email you with your Airway bill details and are always on hand to help with any queries.

Click here to see a video describing your orders unique journey from the African bush to your door: watch a video of it’s journey -click here.

Customs may be charged by your country of import. DHL
manage this with an email online payment link.  

Warranty Each piece has an 8 month warranty. If you have any quality concerns, click below for details on how to follow up.

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Your hand crafted jewelry comes wrapped in a locally made Chitenji gift bag with a hand written post card by one of our awesome team of jewelry makers. Each piece comes with a small piece of snare wire trap and a leaflet sharing where in the African Bush your special jewelry was hand crafted.

"It arrived so quickly I was amazed. Brilliant quality, lots of little extras that made it so worth while. Comfy to wear, gorgeous to look at and awesome that something so pretty can come from something so destructive." - Julia, Great Britain

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