Kawangware Street Children

Living and working in Kenya has its challenges.

The biggest one is to find suppliers. Let’s say it loudly, the chinese market is full of beautiful and cheap items I could buy for Eclastic. Amazing packaging, original findings, website like dhgate, aliexpress, offer a great variety of items to choose from.

BUT…

I don’t want, (and I hope the Chinese readers, if any, will forgive me for this statement) to give my support to the Chinese market. It does not need it.

During my endless research for somebody who could make gift bags at a reasonable price.

I’ve found Morris. He offered just what I needed: gift bags made of newspapers.

  • He did not ask for a deposit or upfront payment.
  • He delivered on time.
  • The bags were super cute and stunning

Morris and his colleague Agasto started Kawangware Vision Centre in 2001 to create and open up positive life opportunities for orphans, vulnerable children and at risk youth in the community. The project then as Kawangware Street Children & Youth Project (a community based organization), started making handmade and designed paper bags out of recycled papers which they sold to tourist and safari companies and the income earned was used to improve their lives as well as maintain their business.”

Wonderful people with a wonderful project. Check their website www.africabags.com

The other day I met Morris and asked if his group could make something different for me

The packaging for Eclastic Elephant Necklace!

They’ve agreed even if is not in their repertoire.

This is how it should look like but with a smaller logo. I am super excited to see what it will look like when finished!

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Thank you!!!

About the Author:

“Eclastic“ (Eco & Plastic) aims at producing beautiful jewelry, made of recycled bottles & other plastic. Any water/soda bottle or cd is used to make fantastic pieces of art. The Eclastic Jewelry are 100% hand-made. Each piece is unique. We cut, burn, bake, melt and assemble each piece with a lot of patience and respect for the environment. At the moment The project is supported by Little Mara Bush Camp in Maasai Mara Kenya, who sell our products to tourists. With the purchase of Eclastic Jewelry you are supporting the Eclastic project that include create awareness in kenyans, employment opportunities and cleaning of the environment. Thank you all for your amazing support!
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