IzandlaZethu

african jewellery . . . handmade in South Africa

Port Elizabeth, South Africa 21 Sales On Etsy since 2019

5 out of 5 stars (4)

IzandlaZethu

african jewellery . . . handmade in South Africa

Port Elizabeth, South Africa | 21 Sales

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5 out of 5 stars
(4)
  • Karsten Franz on May 14, 2019

    5 out of 5 stars

    Wie süß... der kleine Elefant ist so super schön und definitiv eines meiner Lieblingsschmuckstücke. Das Halsband fühlt sich auf der Haut sehr angenehm an und ist für jeden Tag geeignet.
    Vielen Dank Izandla Zethu für diese schöne Halskette...

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  • Karsten Franz on May 14, 2019

    5 out of 5 stars

    Die Halskette MILA mit dem Tassel Anhänger ist noch schöner, als ich ihn mir vorgestellt habe. Liebevolle Handarbeit, das sieht man sofort... Kompliment an das Team in Südafrika :)

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  • Karsten Franz on May 14, 2019

    5 out of 5 stars

    Ich habe die Ohrringe als Geschenk gekauft und sie sind super angekommen. Habe sogar die Verpackung von Izandla Zethu verwendet, um es zu verschenken :)
    Alles super geklappt

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  • Karsten Franz on May 14, 2019

    5 out of 5 stars

    Das Armband ist echt toll, gutes Handwerk und super schön verpackt. Versand war total schnell, hier kaufe ich gerne wieder ein...
    Ein tolles Gefühl, diese Idee die Jugendlichen in Port Elizabeth zu unterstützen.

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About IzandlaZethu

Sales 21
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, 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

  • Mats

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    Manager in PE

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