“My main ambition for joining this collective was to see my life transformed in a better way. I am proud to be part of this group of talented artisans, and since working with them I have achieved a lot, including paying school fees for my children”. –Harrison
Kibera, located in Nairobi, Kenya, is known as a creative hub. It’s also one of the world's most impoverished communities.
Despite crushing hardships, Kibera has a thriving community of artists, dancers, craftsmen, and thousands of other talented residents. And this is where we met Jack and his group of artisans.
Discarded brass items and cow horn (a by-product of the food industry), usually end up in the trash––but our artisan partners in Kenya are turning these raw materials into beautiful jewelry. Under Jack’s creative direction, the artists create beautiful pieces from the scraps found outside the tiny shack where they work. Reclaimed items. Items that are going to waste.
Recovered. Reimagined. Repurposed.