Hiro + Wolf
The lovely, London-based Hiro + Wolf are doing great things, working in mixed metals, bone and wood.
The jewellery is handmade in Kenya Bombolulu Workshop, improving the lives of people with physical disabilities.
Opened in 1969, Bombolulu was taken over by the Association for the Physically Disabled of Kenya in 1987. A member of WFTO (World Fair Trade Organisation) this not for profit organisation works with around 150 skilled artisans in 4 workshops, producing a range of jewellery, textile and leather products.
It is a safe haven for its disabled members, offering sheltered housing to the craftspeople who choose to live on site as well as support to those who live outside. Here the artisans are provided with a regular income, medical benefits and access to child care and HIV prevention. The centre helps its residents overcome their physical limitations and empowers them socially and economically to become fully integrated members of their communities.