Our jewellery is sourced exclusively from Heshima, which is a Swahil word for dignity. It is an NGO that was founded to empower and give dignity to mothers of children with special needs. The children receive special education and physiotherapy at Dignity, while the mothers design and manufacture the jewellery. The income of this jewellery is used to provide the above services. In the production of the jewellery ethnic beads are used and designs are very vibrant.
By producing locally, we do not only want to create employment but also aim to be a fair employer. We are therefore a member of the World Fair Trade Association WFTO and therefore adhere to the 10 fair trade principles: Opportunities for disadvantages producers, Transparency & Accountability, Fair Trade practices, Fair Payment, No Child and Forced Labour, No Discrimination, Good Working Conditions, Capacity Building, Promote fair Trade and Respect for the Environment. If you want to learn more about the World Fair Trade Standards please visit WFTO website We are proud that some of our employees have been with us since the company was founded thirty years ago.