Tag Archive | fair trade jewelry

Zulugrass Jewelry and the Maasai Tribeswomen of Kenya

Zulugrass Jewelry and the Maasai Tribeswomen of Kenya

  In 2001, a terrible drought persisted for several years in Kenya and brought devastation to the pasture lands. The livelihood of the indigenous Maasai disappeared as their cattle died. The men had to drive the few remaining cattle hundreds of miles away in search of better grazing. The women left behind looked desperately for […]

Rescue, Refuge, and Renewal for Exploited Women

Rescue, Refuge, and Renewal for Exploited Women

“I celebrated my 21st birthday here. It was the first time someone made me a birthday cake and sang to me. I am able to laugh and cry again. Not tears of sadness, but of joy.”

The Dancer and the Tagua Nut

The Dancer and the Tagua Nut

While answering a shopper’s questions at a recent sales event, I noticed a woman debating whether to buy a lovely tagua necklace.  She’d pick it up and look it over, put it down, look at something else, and come back to it. This went on for six or seven minutes. When I was done with […]