Craft Work

Looks, brains, and a conscience—a bracelet that has it all. By Loryn Hatch
madebracelet_olIn the milieu of the mass-produced, non-sustainable, and often down right exploitative, it's hard to find reasonably priced pieces from brands with a sense of style and a conscience—unless you know about Made.
Not about charity and not about aid, the Made ethos centers on fair trade. Renowned designers source their designs to disadvantaged East African communities, where local artisans have been taught the skills of jewelry production, make fair wages, and develop an integral role in the business of accessorizing you and me. Pieces like the 360 Nadra Bracelet, a two-strand jumble of natural colored teardrops made from recycled bone beads demonstrate the ingenuity of the brand, the designers, and the producers. Designed by Sam Ubhi and constructed by a small organization in Nairobi that teaches orphans and underprivileged youths the craft of production, the Nadra Bracelet is a swinging accessory that looks as good as it is.
360 Nadra Bracelet ($58), available at www.made.uk.com
Looks, brains, and a conscience—a bracelet that has it all.
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