Made works with artisans to create hand crafted jewellery; they have previously worked with some of the
fashion industry’s biggest names such as Tommy Hilfiger and Louis Vuitton, retailers including John
Lewis, ASOS and Topshop and designers such as Pippa Small. Employing over 60 men and women in
their workshop in Kenya (which was founded in 2005) Made teaches locals new skills and provides long
term employment, empowering developing communities in Kenya through the production of unique and utterly gorgeous accessories. I couldn’t possibly do this interview without picking out my favourite piece from their website (and I found it incredibly hard to even buy just one product) but I settled on the double luck necklace – it’s so gorgeous!
In 1995,through a love of travel and desire to work with a community of artisans who made beautiful products and who didn’t want aid but just sustainable trade !
How do you approach new seasons and trends? Where do the ideas evolve from?
What is the process in creating the pieces?
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It was a pleasure to interview Neal for #anewageinspiration and I definitely think they are, both their jewellery and their back story make a wonderful combination. If anyone does buy one of their products I would love to see what you get!