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Sidai Designs

HANDMADE BY THE MAASAI IN TANZANIA

Founded in 2011, Sidai Designs is a social enterprise that supports Maasai women by collaborating with them to create and market high-end beaded jewelry based on traditional beading techniques that are infused with modern aesthetics. 

Their jewelry is created entirely by hand using a combination of ingeniously up-cycled products. Traditional glass beads are intricately joined using thread salvaged from old grain bags and enhanced with recycled metal beads, old canisters and yogurt pots to create the boning. The jewelry is elegantly finished with luxury soft leather, sterling silver and gold plated beads.

Sidai Designs aims to provide hope and a sense of purpose using traditional artistry and creativity. It's their belief that sustainable employment will help overcome poverty, improve the womens' social standing and increase their access to health and educational services, eventually helping their communities. 

Your support is invaluable; the higher the demand, the more women we can employ.

Your purchase helps break a terrible cycle of poverty for the Maasai women and their families.

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Items are made to order. Orders placed by November 5th will ship in mid-December.

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