Yakanaka Ethical Jewellery

Yakanaka (meaning Beautiful) uses beads from around the world to produce fun & fantastic jewellery. The Beads used, mainly from Africa are hand-crafted, painted, moulded and various other traditional methods to produce beautiful results.

Our six full-time beading ladies earn the money to feed, clothe and educate their children. Each is paid for every item they make, and payment is guaranteed whether or not that item is sold.

In teaching beading skills we are helping these African women to help themselves. We are always proud to promote the skills and stories of the people who make our products, and we feel it is equally important to inform our customers and supporters about the progress, achievements, failures and results for those people in Africa.

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