ME to WE Atelier debuts in Holt Renfrew's H Project

April 16, 2015

How can a necklace or bracelet empower two generations of women in Kenya? You create an initiative for women, by women. Together, ME to WE and women in Kenya are celebrating beautiful handmade jewellery that reflects Kenyan culture—and looks great in your wardrobe. Attached to each piece is an even greater story of transformation. With […]

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The Making of the Tatu Bracelet

March 6, 2015

The journey of the Tatu Bracelet starts in a little place on the outskirts of Nairobi. Here in our atelier, artisans craft the bracelet that will travel across the world to you. The atelier where Fundis (leatherworkers) and mamas work on Artisans products is surrounded in lush greenery and bright flowers, and is only steps away from this […]

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A Life Transformed by ABC Rafikis

December 18, 2013

Forty-year-old Rahab Sopiato gave birth to the first of three children when she was just 12. She bursts out laughing when I ask what happened to the father (so do all the women sitting around her with colourful beads on their laps), but makes it clear that he didn’t stick around, so she scratched out […]

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Margaret’s Story: From Dreams to Reality

April 18, 2013

Mama Margaret has eight children. And like any mother, her greatest wish is for them to be happy, healthy and have everything they need. Today, this dream has come true. Since Margaret joined ME to WE Artisans, she now has a market for her traditional Maasai beading, a skill passed down from generation to generation […]

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