Kerry Glanfield Founder of Nyumbani Designs uses her eco conscious designs using local wood artisans to create wearable pieces of art. Who would've thought?
Over the last three years, Nyumbani design has supported the work of Trees for the Future, a non-governmental organization that has planted trees around the world since 1989. Together we have planted over 5000 trees as well as supporting tree planting and soil-restoration projects globally. Their newest partnership is with a conservation organization in Tanzania. Mpingo Conservation & Development Initiative assists communities to generate ethical and sustainable forest-based income by selling responsibility harvested FSC certified timber.
'As we are a Tanzanian-based company, it was important to us to support the surrounding communities.We aim to design in a sustainable manner by supporting and encouraging tree planting projects as well as creating employment and hopeful futures for our artisans and their families in Tanzania. For every jewellery piece we sell, a seed will be planted to restore and support the plantation of indigenous trees for the future.'
Check out Their Collection With Mtoko Designs
and Kenyan stockist Ichyulu created a lovely series of editorial images featuring our jewellery from their Molecular Matter and Nautical Passages collections.