RedTribeBeadwork

Ealing, United Kingdom · 588 Sales

RedTribeBeadwork

Ealing, United Kingdom 588 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars
(133)

Announcement   Thank you you for visiting our shop ! We are away at the moment .....our first posting day will be Monday 30th October 2017. Thanks again.

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Last updated on Oct 22, 2017

Thank you you for visiting our shop ! We are away at the moment .....our first posting day will be Monday 30th October 2017. Thanks again.

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5 out of 5 stars
(133)
Muerzelchen

Muerzelchen on Jun 1, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Took a while to arrive because the zip code was missing on the package, but doesn't matter, the necklace is really beautiful and well made! Would definitly recommend.

Jennifer Bolcavage

Jennifer Bolcavage on May 17, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

This is absolutely beautiful. The pictures didn't do it justice.

yvonne macKenzie

yvonne macKenzie on Jan 29, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Erg goede service. Nadat ik de ketting ontvangen had en hij mij toch wat tegenviel mocht ik hem zo terugsturen. Geen enkel probleem. Hartelijk dank daarvoor.

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About

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 marginalized 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 sit on the grass under the shade of the trees when they meet up every week to drink chai, chat and make bead-work jewellery together.
Pelua helps me to manage the team while I sit with one of the women to design each piece of jewellery.
we collect the beadwork made during the week at their homes and Pelua carefully finishes and checks them 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 pays 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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  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits