Lukagwa

African Wearable Art Jewelry

Nairobi, Kenya On Etsy since 2010

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Lukagwa

African Wearable Art Jewelry

Nairobi, Kenya | 152 Sales

Announcement    Discover our stunning vintage jewelry that is a fusion of African and contemporary fashion trends globally.These elegant pieces of Art are made by young ladies whom discontinued their education because of early pregnancy or financial hurdles.We use Art as a skill to positively impact their lives.By buying Lukagwa you ensure our team of young ladies has sustainable income,hope and can pursue their dreams.When you invest in a woman you are investing in society,that is our motto.

We love our environment thus we work with repurposed materials to make intricate pieces of art that are meticulously assembled.Our handcrafted jewellery are unique,custom made one off pieces that are an asymmetrical infusion of various beads. There is an eccentric and smart play of colors that has earned us a reputation of designer jewelry. Have a look at our full range of handmade necklaces,bracelets and earrings. Our pieces are of cultural significance and the tell the tales of our people.

WE use Dhl to ship our orders thus you are guaranteed of receiving your order in a timely and convenient fashion.

Thanks for visiting our shop! Our Afro-inspired design style is based on the magical colors and charm of our home in Kenya. We hope our designs reflect the fusion of our culture with yours, and in a way; become a symbol of shared values and friendship. We have different ornaments for adornment and we try to ensure each comes out functional and stylish-pieces with character! Our crafted Tribal-inspired jewelry are perfect as gifts for the modern woman or as your personal luxury. We also offer customization, so do not hesitate to contact us on what we can do for you.

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 31, 2020

Discover our stunning vintage jewelry that is a fusion of African and contemporary fashion trends globally.These elegant pieces of Art are made by young ladies whom discontinued their education because of early pregnancy or financial hurdles.We use Art as a skill to positively impact their lives.By buying Lukagwa you ensure our team of young ladies has sustainable income,hope and can pursue their dreams.When you invest in a woman you are investing in society,that is our motto.

We love our environment thus we work with repurposed materials to make intricate pieces of art that are meticulously assembled.Our handcrafted jewellery are unique,custom made one off pieces that are an asymmetrical infusion of various beads. There is an eccentric and smart play of colors that has earned us a reputation of designer jewelry. Have a look at our full range of handmade necklaces,bracelets and earrings. Our pieces are of cultural significance and the tell the tales of our people.

WE use Dhl to ship our orders thus you are guaranteed of receiving your order in a timely and convenient fashion.

Thanks for visiting our shop! Our Afro-inspired design style is based on the magical colors and charm of our home in Kenya. We hope our designs reflect the fusion of our culture with yours, and in a way; become a symbol of shared values and friendship. We have different ornaments for adornment and we try to ensure each comes out functional and stylish-pieces with character! Our crafted Tribal-inspired jewelry are perfect as gifts for the modern woman or as your personal luxury. We also offer customization, so do not hesitate to contact us on what we can do for you.

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About Lukagwa

Sales 152
On Etsy since 2010

The Epic Journey Of Lukagwa

Lukagwa is from three name initials put together.In Ugandan language the name means 'that which has fallen'we embraced this to mean 'our ideas have fallen from the heavens'.
This social enterprise was started by people who are passionate about art and using it to make a positive impact on society.
We sought to use Art as a vehicle for change through empwerment of the girldchild.At the time i had volunteered in an NGO notably Kenya Slum Youth Development organization and Slumcode.These outfits sought to empower young women who were unable to complete their education due to financial struggles or early pregnancy.In partnership with these organisations Lukagwa managed to train some young women and equip them with the art of making jewelry.
We later on incorporated some of the ladies in Lukagwa as our apprecentice.We use art to change their attitude towards life and ensure sustainable income.When you buy Lukagwa you ensure the ladies can feed their families and continue to pursue their life ambitions.
Some of our members dropped out of school at a tender age due to unplanned pregnancy and had to fend for their child.One is currently a mother to a beautiful teenager and a playful little boy.Another member wasn't able to pursue higher education due to limited funds;she has enrolled in part time classes to learn music.Our former apprecentices went on to start their own business after learning the skill.Later on we were joined by young women who were seeking employment and mentorship in Art.
In our little way we continue to make a difference.In our local we say when u empower a woman you are investing in the society as a whole.
It has been a tough journey full of challenges.When i look at our team and the progress we have made so far it has been worth it.Together we trudge on despite the obstacles ,for the love of our work and the positive impact.
Thank you for being part of this Epic journey....
XoXoXo
Lukagwa Team

Shop members

  • Lucille Atiamuga

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    The inception of Lukagwa started as a deep desire to create elegant jewelry while i was training to be a lawyer.I surrounded myself with people who were passionate about creativity and art.

  • Martha and Lorna

    Assistant

    These are my apprentices whom i trained to create jewelry.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 27, 2020
Welcome
Thanks so much for visiting our shop!

We at Lukagwa would like to make your shopping experience a delight and therefore we have listed some of our policies here
.It is Etsy etiquette to read all policies carefully and contact the seller before leaving neutral or negative feedback. We want to make sure you are happy when you shop here. Please help us do that by observing and accepting our policies and by communicating with us incase of anything,so that we can work together.
We may change this from time to time but all our buyers can expect a note on these, on confirmation of their order as a reminder. Should there be anything at all that isn't clear to you, we will be glad to clarify it for you.
Happy reading and shopping!

********SAVE ON DUTIES-AMERICAN BUYERS ONLY!*******
Our American buyers enjoy quota-free and duty-free shopping from Lukagwa.

Lucille

Accepted payment methods

Paypal
  • Other Method
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
RETURNS
If for some reason you are dissatisfied with your purchase, you may notify us and return it within 7 days of delivery in the original packaging. Returned items must be unworn and in their original condition. The price of the item(s) will be refunded when we have received it in its original condition, but shipping costs and will not be refunded.
EXCHANGES.The returning address is 12 Bunker Ct,Easton,18040,USA.

If we made a mistake on an order, the item(s) may be returned and we will ship a replacement at our own expense.
Payment
We accept payments through pay-pal,credit cards,wiring and direct deposit.

All our prices are inclusive of Value Added Tax in Kenya. However, the customer will ultimately be responsible for all taxes and customs levies/duties levied at the point of entry to their destination.
Shipping
SHIPPING
Items are being shipped from Africa specifically Kenya.We are currently using DHL to ship items.Accumulated orders are shipped to the U.S.A then individually shipped out by USps.Incase you arent comfortable with this arrangement we shall ship the item straight to your address.The items will be shipped in a padded envelope and a jewelry bag.
We ship everyday,the product will be received within 7-14 working days depending on the country.
You can choose to insure the items,which shall be insured upon request at an extra cost.This facility is available at 1.5% the value of the product.
Contact us with suggestions(we highly appreciate these) and questions on shipping and insurance.
Additional policies and FAQs
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
All pictures in this store are the property of Lukagwa African Art&Jewelers and subject to copyright protection.
FEEDBACK
We enjoy giving and receiving positive feedback. Please let us know if you have enjoyed our transaction or are pleased with your purchase. If for some reason you are not happy with our transaction or with your order, please let us know.