Bone Earrings with Elephant Shapes, Brown
Features & Benefits
Unique, recycled Fair Trade earrings, featuring delicately crafted elephant shapes.
• The earrings are made from waste cow bone. A sanding machine is used to carefully shape the bone. The shapes are then dyed brown.
• Tiny black Maasai beads adorn the fitting where the earrings attach to the hooks, which are made from nickel-free base metal and therefore hypoallergenic.
• Why not complement the look with the matching charm necklace and bracelet, also available from our range? (See below)
Fair Trade bone earrings with elephant shapes were hand crafted by skilled artisans in Kenya.
Dimensions - The earrings have a total drop of 3 cm x 2 cm wide approximately. "Kazuri", which means small and beautiful in Swahili, certainly applies to these earrings!
Have you discovered our best-selling wooden earring stand, which keeps all your earrings tidy? Customer feedback on this product has been fantastic. (See below)
Meet the Artisans
Excel Concepts specialises in waste cow bone bead making.
It was started in 2005 by 4 young street boys who were trained on project start-up programmes. They have recently moved into a new premises in Kibera slum, on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya.
The aim of the project now is for it to become self sustainable.
They are now designing jewellery, manufacturing the actual beads and assembling the pieces, such as our beautiful Batik bone bracelet.
This project involves bringing change to the cow bone jewellery industry in Kibera slum, Nairobi. This craft industry has been around since the late 70’s and employs over 500 people in Nairobi. These workers are almost always underpaid and work with dangerous machinery and in dirty and unsafe workshops. Most of these workshops are based in the slums, including the workshop this project helped to start.
The work is highly skilled, yet the workers of this industry are often exploited, with middle men taking advantage of the fact many buyers are too scared to visit workshops in the slum.
The idea of this project is to set up and run an example workshop making Kenyan jewellery so that others locally can see the benefits of adhering to Fair Trade principles.