Fair Trade Recycled Magazine Bead Bracelet
from Kenya

Fair Trade Recycled Magazine Bead Bracelet

FTRBB
$18.49
Fair Trade Recycled Magazine Bead Bracelet
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Fair Trade Recycled Magazine Bead Bracelet

FTRBB
$18.49

Product Details


Jazz up your wardrobe with a lovely splash of color in a fair trade bracelet from Kenya. Made by Dorcas Beads, employing women from Kenya who have been impacted by HIV/AIDS, the brightly hued beads are created from recycled magazine pages. Experienced bead makers share their skills with new members, who come together to create the beads, and exchange information on coping with their particular challenges. Their gatherings empower the women, many of whom are widows, and strengthen their community. Each of the women has saved enough to open a bank account, allowing them to better provide for their families. The labor intensive process begins with recycled glossy magazine pages, rolled on a needle, and finished with several steps of lacquer, which takes about a week. The beads are then combined with glass beads on a metal coil. The result is a stylish and colorful fair trade fashion statement that fits anyone. Each bracelet is handmade and unique.