Our partner has been working in Kariobangi, one of the poorest sections of Nairobi, Kenya since 1984. Profits are shared by the group and artisans participate in decision making and workers benefit from a pension and savings program. The cooperative believes that economic opportunity, rather than handouts from government or charities, is the most effective way to address poverty.
With every item purchased with us, a tree is planted in partnership with the National Forest Foundation.
Kenyans have long been revered as some the most skilled jewelry makers in history. Typically using beads to craft jewelry, brass became popular among African jewelers around 3500 B.C for its malleability. One of brass first “commercial” uses was in the ancient production of mirrors due to its shimmering beauty and was associated in mythology and alchemy to the goddess Aphrodite.
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What is #planetpeoplepreservation?
At AMERICAN NOMAD we pledge that each item we curate will always:
protect our planet
be a patron for people and
preserve art forms and cultures
Learn more about why we started this program and the steps we take to ensure we keep our pledge. Learn more >