"Shirikiana" means "collaborate or cooperate" in Swahili. This necklace is a collaboration between artisans in Kenya and Uganda. Artisans who don't speak the same language, and have different traditions and countries - working together to make something beautiful.
This beautiful necklace is made from handcrafted paper beads made by former child soldiers in Uganda with brass triangles made by artisans in Kibera slums in Kenya.
Our world changing fashion is all individually handcrafted, and therefore small imperfections, differences in shape, size and colour can happen and are part of the charm of a handmade product - reminding us an actual person made this item just for you.