Started in 2007, the G.R.O. Artisans is a collective of artisan mothers affected by HIV/AIDS in Lesotho, southern Africa. As a social-enterprise non profit project, fifteen women design and create jewelry and traditional bags as part of the Collective. The jewelery features raw materials that are locally sourced, or are handmade from eco-friendly materials. For instance the G.R.O. 'Hobela' (Dance) necklace features glass beads made from recycled beer bottles and 'letsopa' (Lesotho mountain clay) beads hand-made by a collective of grandmothers in the northern mountain region of Lesotho. Learn more about the G.R.O. Artisans and its non profit partner Global Relief Outreach at www.grofoundation.org. Proceeds from the sale of this jewelry returns to the Collective and the designers, and also contributes to the Artisan's health care plan and on-site child care.
- Joined September 18, 2010