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Our first Artisan Partners were a talented couple named Jalia and Daniel who dreamed of using their craft to create opportunity for others in their community. In partnership with Noonday, Jalia and Daniel have grown their business to provide fair work to hundreds of local assemblers and bead-rollers. In addition to supporting dignified job creation in their community, we partner with Jalia and Daniel to provide no-cost daycare and scholarships to children of Artisans.
To create the perfect paper beads, Ugandan Artisans hand mix each dye color and check every bead for quality. Their work is where art and precision meet—a careful cut here, a touch more blue there—to create consistently beautiful accessories.
For centuries, the Ankole cattle that roam the Ugandan countryside have played an important role in the region’s culture. By cutting and polishing the massive horns generated as an after-market product in the local bazaar, Artisans create sleek and natural accessories.
|COUNTRIES & TECHNIQUES|
|Afghanistan||Hand Embroidered Textiles|
|East Asia||Gold Plating|
|Guatemala||Handwoven Textiles, Beadwork|
|Haiti||Upcycled Metal, Hand Cut Leather|
|India||Handmade Metal & Glass, Hand Cut Leather|
|Nepal||Traditional Metalworking, Inlay|
|Peru||Hand Embroidered Textiles, Brass & Sterling Silver|
|Rwanda||Dutch Wax Print Fabric|
|Uganda||Paper Beads, Ethically Sourced Horn|
|Vietnam||Ethically Sourced Water Buffalo Horn, Marble, Metal|