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Port Elizabeth, South Africa



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  • Lea on Oct 4, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    I bought the Keyring for my mom who is a huge south africa fan. I put it in her advent calendar and she absolutely loved it. She put it in a frame because she loves it so much and doesn‘t want to break it :)

  • fhearghaill on Mar 3, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    This delightful bracelet deservedly won the title of Design Indaba's 2020 Most Beautiful Object in South Africa. I bought two - one for myself and one for a friend and we both love them!

  • Barbara on Dec 26, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    Wurde als Weihnachtsgeschenk gekauft. Die Kette ist sehr schön und war sehr liebevoll verpackt! Absolut zu empfehlen :)

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  • Jill on Dec 21, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    wunderschöne Kette. Wird verschenkt. Freu mich schon.

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  • Petra on Dec 18, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    Der Reif ist etwas ganz besonderes und hat eine schöne Breite. Herrlich! Weiter alles Gute für die jungen Leute.

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  • Petra on Dec 18, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    Immer eine Freude, wenn das Päckchen von Izandla Zethu kommt. Ich bin begeistert!

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  • Sandra on Dec 14, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    Ware wurde sehr schnell verschickt und sehr liebevoll verpackt. Die Kette ist super schön und einzigartig. Gleichzeitig unterstüzt man mit dem Kauf auch noch ein tolles Projekt in Südafrika - absolut empfehlenswert!

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  • Petra on Dec 11, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    Einmal verschenkt und einmal für mich selbst gekauft. Wunderbare Stücke, die wirklich Aufmerksamkeit hervorrufen. Bitte an die jungen Leute: carrie on!!!!

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  • Petra on Dec 8, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    Mit dieser wunderschönen Kette habe ich jemandem eine große Freude gemacht, und habe sie sofort noch einmal bestellt. Liebe Michaela, macht weiter mit dieser Kooperative, auch wenn die Zeiten hart sind. Es lohnt sich!!!

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  • Stephane on Nov 28, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    ... und auch hier!! Ich bin tief beeindruckt und ebenso begeistert!! ❤️

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About IzandlaZethu

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On Etsy since 2019

IZANDLA ZETHU african jewellery ∙ a non profit organization in South Africa, sharing holistic skills & giving working opportunities to young people

The Idea:
'izandla zethu' means in the isiXhosa language: 'our hands'.
​Our hands are made to move and create things.
This thought has inspired me to start a project that gives out-of-school youth in Walmer Township, Port Elizabeth, South Africa the opportunity to learn crafting skills and thus, help them to make their own living by using their skills.

The Project:
Together with masifunde | CHANGEMAKER ACADEMY, we realised that vision by building up a wonderful team and trained them in creating jewels out of corrugated iron...
Following our guiding principle 'reducing, reusing and recycling' materials, we work with material which is often being used by the residents of the township to build their huts.
So, it's already there... and - instead of throwing it away - we create ethical fashion... in one of the most sustainable ways.

The NonProfit Approach:
'izandla zethu - african jewellery' is a non profit project and thus help for self-help. Your purchase of izandla zethu jewellery helps to combat youth unemployment in South Africa because all sales turnover flows 100% to South Africa into the project.

The Vision:
The Crafts Education Academy . . .
If our idea continues to be so well received, we dream today of building a training center, where we also transfer other craft and entrepreneurial skills, providing interested youth a springboard into the world of work . . .
But until then there is still a lot to do . . . : )

- Michaela Römer

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  • Michaela

    Owner, Idea Giver, Sponsor

    "izandla zethu african jewellery was set up by me as a private person - supported by masifunde LEARNER DEVELOPMENT - as an idea giver and sponsor I act purely as a volunteer in this pro bono project." Michaela Römer

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