RedTribeBeadwork

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RedTribeBeadwork

Ealing, United Kingdom | 1,189 Sales

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Announcement    Thank you for coming to visit our online shop. We are currently ONLY posting to the UK on an every other day basis and Internationally on a weekly basis. Thank you for your support, buying RedTribe makes a difference in a big way to many lifes.

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Last updated on Mar 28, 2020

Thank you for coming to visit our online shop. We are currently ONLY posting to the UK on an every other day basis and Internationally on a weekly basis. Thank you for your support, buying RedTribe makes a difference in a big way to many lifes.

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About RedTribeBeadwork

Sales 1,189
On Etsy since 2014

Beautifully hand crafted bead-work jewellery made by talented Maasai artisans in Kenya...

Starting with just one Maasai widow and a few beads, RedTribe has slowly grown to 20 artisans and sells world wide.
RedTribe aims to empower marginalised Maasai women in the beautiful, remote Loita Hills in Southern Kenya.
We work together to create a product using traditional Maasai bead-work techniques which can easily be worn in a western context.
With exotic colobus monkeys jumping overhead, our artisans will sit on the grass under the shade of the trees when they meet up every day to drink chai, chat and make bead-work jewellery together.
Nontinanna, a lovely young Maasai women from the local community, helps me to manage the team while I sit with one of the women to design each piece of jewellery.
We have a beautiful workshop and wild garden, built by local Maasai, where the beadwork is carefully finished by Nontinanna and her dedicated team of skilled ladies. The jewellery is then checked to make sure they are of the highest quality before they are sent to the UK, USA, Australia and South Africa to be sold.
Claire is based in London and coordinates the sales in the UK where our products are sold and shipped worldwide.
As well as providing a fair wage for our artisans, RedTribe also empowers girls through education by paying the school fees for a number of gifted Maasai girls who come from poorer families. These girls would otherwise undergo FGM and forced early marriage -but instead they are given an opportunity to receive an education and make their own informed decisions for their lives.
One of the girls RedTribe is sponsoring through school a has just successfully finished her secondary education and is preparing to go to University to study law.
We are so proud of her as she is the first girl in the whole community to achieve this. She is a strong and beautiful person who has had the courage to refuse to undergo FGM and is a wonderful role model for other girls.
RedTribe has also helped to train and pay the salary of a teacher in the Maasai school we are helping to develop.
RedTribe seems to be making a big difference in the lives of these women.
Mama Amos said: " I am a widow and had to rely to my sons to support me. I am no longer a burden, but instead I can contribute to the family. With the money I have earned through RedTribe, I have bought goats and paid school fees for my grand children. My life is better now.'
It is a joy to be part of RedTribe with these amazing Maasai women!

Shop members

  • becca marais

    Owner, Designer, Photographer

    I live and work in a remote Maasai community in Southern Kenya. I design and work together with a team of Maasai women to create RedTribe's bead-work products.

  • Pelua Ole Siloma

    Co-Manager, Quality Control Manager, Translator

    Pelua is a Maasai living in the remote Loita hills of Kenya. He began working as co-manager of RedTribe in in 2010. Pelua is a real asset to the team and ensures that the artisans are paid a fair wage and that a high quality product is produced.

  • Claire Sullivan

    Marketer, Shipper, Sales Co-ordinator

    Claire lives in Ealing London, and acts as RedTribe's sales coordinator. Claire plays a vital role in the team; making sure products are carefully packaged and posted to customers, as well as organizing shop and craft fair sales.

  • Koko

    Artisan

    Koko was our first artisan, and our oldest member of the team. She is a highly talented crafts women and helps with new designs.

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