Fair Trade jewelry—An insight into this meaningful and sustainable initiative

Fair Trade jewelry—An insight into this meaningful and sustainable initiative You may already know the fashion industry has an ugly, disturbing side. The rampant rise of fast fashion has led this industry to harbor unethical fashion houses that thrive on unjust practices like child labor and exploitation of labor.   Fortunately, media exposure of what …

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A Closer Look into the Tuareg Of North Africa

    The Tuareg of Northern Africa   The Tuareg (or Toureg) are a group of semi-nomadic, pastoralists inhabiting the Saharan interior of North-Western Africa – a region covering 5 countries which include Niger, Mali, Libya, Algeria and Burkina Faso, with few living in Chad and Nigeria. The Tuareg call themselves imuhagh which means free …

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Cultural Jewelry: Maasai Peoples of East Africa

    Introduction to Maasai Peoples and Their Traditional Jewelry Kenya is home to many ethnic groups, each with their unique traditions and culture. Nevertheless, the most iconic tribe of this country has always been the Maasai! The Maasai of Kenya and Tanzania are famous for their artistic craftsmanship, with intricate handmade beaded jewelry being …

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