Amanda loves all kinds of jewelry and when I saw the chance to try bracelets from All Across Africa, I thought they were just so beautiful. When buying directly from an African artisan, you’re buying more than just a product. You are buying hundreds of hours of failures and experimentation. You’re buying days, weeks and months of frustration and moments of pure joy. You aren’t just buying a thing; you’re buying a piece of heart, part of a soul, a moment in someone’s life. Most important, you’re buying an opportunity out of poverty for the artisan and his or her family
Made from recycled paper. Craftswomen in Uganda carefully cut and roll paper to make stunning one of a kind pieces. This set is the perfect accessory to complete any outfit – match or bring in a new bold color to your wardrobe.Every product has a story behind it. That story flows through each individual artisan’s hands as he or she creates our products. From their hands to yours.
Can you imagine sitting there hour and making these beautiful beads from paper, it takes a lot of time and patience. And we love the bracelets we received. They are some of the most well made and beautiful things we have ever seen. You would never believe that they are made out of paper , they look so beautiful and with the purchase we are able to change someones life for the better,and that’s all that really matters.
All Across Africa is a member of the Fair Trade Federation. As a member of the federation, we believe in the principles that guide its overall mission and are required of each member. We take to heart the core purposes of fair trade. We care for all of the individuals we serve and work to ensure that they have an opportunity to improve their lives and the lives of their family.
Fair trade is the attitude, the practice and the mantra by which we work to help and support rural producer groups. We seek to offer them the best opportunities for a brighter and more prosperous future.
For our weavers, baskets represent status as weaving has made many of them valued people in their society, bringing regular income into their homes. Not only are they able to overcome poverty, but they can also save money, buy land and create new businesses.
They make so many different things from jewelry, bowls, and so much more. Remember with every purchase we are helping those in need.