When researching jewelry artisans for our next collection, Plume discovered one particular youth group in the Nairobi Kibera slum, called Victorious Bone Craft. What set them apart from other artisans was not only their beautiful jewelry, but their innovative use of discarded bones from cows and goats to make a living, help the environment and create one of a kind pieces.
Jack Nyawanga, founder of Victorious Bone Craft, prides in the fact that his team is doing their part and playing a big role in Nairobi Kibera’s waste management. By collecting bones and recycling them, Victorious Bone Craft is helping, in their own way, to keep the environment clean.
But that’s not the only way Jack and his group are making a difference. Victorious Bone Craft is also providing training and employment for more than 40 young people in Kibera, the largest slum in Kenya. Workers are paying for school for their children, putting food on the table and paying the rent.
Plume has been fortunate enough to work with Victorious Bone Craft and its skilled artisans for our Spring/Summer Collection. Here’s a sneak peek at what’s to come.