BeadWORKS Kenya (@beadworkskenya) — An NRT Trading social enterprise, supporting Kenyan women, wildlife, communities & conservation, offering handcrafted designs for wholesale worldwide
It’s World Pangolin Day, a time to join together in raising awareness about thes
It’s World Pangolin Day, a time to join together in raising awareness about these shy, nocturnal scaly anteaters that are sadly the most trafficked mammal you’ve never heard of. When they feel threatened, they roll up into a ball like this. If you’re a pangolin lover, swipe left to see our beaded pangolin key chain and help spread the word about this amazing animal! #Repost@pangolinconservation#worldpangolinday#savethepangolin#beadedpangolin#beadworksforwildlife ・・・ Happy World Pangolin Day! Want to help us pass laws the banning of pangolin products in all major USA states, in which pangolin product are currently being offered? Sign up below to volunteer to help! Sign up at the link on our profile page. Pangolin Conservation is determined to shut down all markets of pangolin products, including those in the USA! Yes, sadly investigations by Pangolin Conservation have documented them in 13 states and on several major selling platforms. We want to outlaw all pangolin products across the nation, state by state, as federal laws only apply when products are caught being transferred across state and international borders. These new regulations will help us pull these products off shelves quickly with clear repercussions to those offering them. Unfortunately international and federal laws are not preventing these products from being openly offered in several states and online.We want to outlaw all pangolin products across the nation, state by state, as federal laws only apply when products are caught being transferred across state and international borders. These new regulations will help us pull these products off shelves quickly with clear repercussions to those offering them. If you live in Illinois, you can take action now! Our fellow Pangolin Consortium member, Brookfield Zoo, has helped introduced legislation to ban the sale of all pangolin products in Illinois. To learn more on what you can do to help, go to https://www.czs.org/SaveThePangolin Photo is by Tim Flach, of a juvenile male White-bellied tree pangolin (Phataginus tricuspis), taken at Pangolin Conservation in St Augustine, FL.
16.02.2019 18:41:13
Spreading the love❤️ today to all our followers and supporters with this incredi
Spreading the love❤️ today to all our followers and supporters with this incredible video by Quite Bright Films. Keep swiping right to watch the video in its entirety to better understand BeadWORKS extraordinary story! #womenempowerment#empowerwomen#womenartisans#madeathome#fullimpact#socialimpact#socialenterprise#sustainableenterprise#sustainableincome#communityconservation#whyilovekenya#quitebrightfilms
14.02.2019 17:26:26
Happy February!❤️Our women artisans have been busy making these cool beaded LOVE
Happy February!❤️Our women artisans have been busy making these cool beaded LOVE bracelets for @loveisproject. The love keeps spreading! Buy one for your valentine and learn more at www.loveisproject.co @samburutrust@wildlifeworks@hadithi_crafts@themaatrust@nrt_kenya@sematsammy
02.02.2019 05:46:28
Shopping day at our BeadWORKS office on @lewa_wildlife. Thank you Bowling for Rh
Shopping day at our BeadWORKS office on @lewa_wildlife. Thank you Bowling for Rhinos and Zookeepers group for supporting our women artisans and helping protect wildlife in northern Kenya. #protectwildlife#wildlifefriendly#productswithpurpose#conservation#communityconservation#conservationimpact#fullimpact#sustainable#beadworksforwildlife#forthewild
14.12.2018 16:01:30
Six of Star Beaders from Kalama and Sera communities and our Super Star producti
Six of Star Beaders from Kalama and Sera communities and our Super Star production manager, Beatrice Lempaira, were extremely honored to meet Her Royal Highness, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark. They shared with her the positive impacts of their sustainable social enterprise and presented her with some of their beautiful beadwork products. #beadwork#beadedproducts#womenempowerment#empowerwomen#handmade#handcrafted#madewithlove#artisanmade#ethicallymade#authentic#artisan#womenartisans#madeathome#fullimpact#socialimpact#instagood#socialenterprise#sustainableenterprise#sustainableincome#reliableincome#sustainablefashion#fairtradejewelry#beadedjewelry#missiondriven#whyilovekenya#Repost@nrt_kenya ・・・ Her Royal Highness, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, is wrapped in traditional cloth by NRT Peace Coordinator Josephine Ekiru. Earlier this week, we had the honour of hosting a delegation from the Royal Danish Embassy led by Her Royal Highness, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, at Kalama Conservancy. Princess Mary was received by a multi-ethnic group of women drawn from our various member conservancies, who dressed her up in a traditional outfit symbolising their varied cultures. Accompanied by the Danish Minister for Development Cooperation, Ulla Tøernæs, Princess Mary then met Star Beaders from the @beadworkskenya Enterprise as well as Star Morans from the Nabulu Moran Empowerment Programme- who shared with her the impacts of their sustainable businesses established in part thanks to the support of the NRT- Danida partnership. Thank you to our partners Danida for their invaluable support towards sustainable and resilient community conservation and to Her Royal Highness and her delegation for visiting us to learn more about our work. Image: Reuters
29.11.2018 19:51:40
Shop BeadWORKS today in Washington DC! #Repost @natgeomuseum Have you started yo
Shop BeadWORKS today in Washington DC! #Repost@natgeomuseum Have you started your holiday shopping? Our store in Washington, D.C. is having a trunk show today featuring jewelry, trinkets, and accessories from @beadworkskenya. The organization creates opportunities for pastoralist women in northern Kenya to translate their traditional skills into much-needed income. By purchasing from BeadWORKS, you are investing directly in helping secure a sustainable future for significant areas of northern Kenya - for people, for wildlife and for the environment. #beadworks#beadworksforwildlife#handmade#handmadegifts#shophandmade#handcrafted#madewithlove#artisanmade#ethicallymade#authentic#artisan#womenartisans#madeathome#productswithpurpose#fullimpact#socialimpact#instagood#missiondriven
16.11.2018 15:08:36
Announcing our first Trunk Show with National Geographic this Thursday and Frida
Announcing our first Trunk Show with National Geographic this Thursday and Friday, November 15 & 16 at their Washington, DC museum store, 1145 17th Street, NW. If you’re in the area, please stop by and shop for the holidays! For more information, check out our website www.beadworkskenya.com. #beadwork#beadworkforsale#handmadefortheholidays#handmadepresents#protectwildlife#wildlifefriendly#productswithpurpose#conservation#communityconservation#conservationimpact#fullimpact#sustainable#beadworksforwildlife#forthewild
13.11.2018 00:06:49
This is the beginning of a beautiful collaboration with beautiful @bohemiadesign
This is the beginning of a beautiful collaboration with beautiful @bohemiadesign! Thank you from over 1300 women artisans in northern Kenya! #handmade#artisanmade#madewithlove#womenartisans#womenempowerment#madebywomenforwomen#madeinkenya#repost@bohemiadesign ・・・ Coming soon...our brand new jewellery collaboration with the super @beadworkskenya 🙌✨ . Here's a sneak peek of our Ngare earrings completely handmade using tiny traditional Czech glass beads by women artisans in Kenya. Let us know what you think! . . . #madebywomen#empoweredwomen#productswithpurpose#sustainablefashion#ethicaljewelry#jewellerylover#jewelleryaddict#fromwhereistand#jotd#mondaymotivation#bohemiatravels#bohemiadesign
17.10.2018 18:55:03
“The empowerment of rural women and girls is essential to building a prosperous,
“The empowerment of rural women and girls is essential to building a prosperous, equitable and peaceful future for all on a healthy planet.” -UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. On #internationaldayofruralwomen, we recognize the crucial role women and girls play in ensuring the sustainability of rural households and communities, improving rural livelihoods and overall well-being. #womenempowerment#empowerwomen#repost@natgeotravel ・・・ Photo by @pedromcbride // Samburu Life: A traditional pastoralist in northern Kenya prepares a meal in her home before going to work making beaded jewelry for @beadworkskenya which sells her wares all over the world, improving not only her life but her entire community by creating economic resiliency. To see more follow @pedromcbride@nrt_kenya#kenya#samburu#africa#color#conservation
16.10.2018 05:11:34
Mother Nature is the best inspiration for color! Our women artisans use many wil
Mother Nature is the best inspiration for color! Our women artisans use many wildlife color combinations in their hand beaded designs. The stunning Lilac-Breasted Roller, the National Bird of Kenya, is just one of their favorite and most beautiful palettes. #naturespalette#colorsofnature#wildlife#wildlifefriendly#madeinnature#beadworksforwildlife#handmade#handcrafted#artisanmade#authentic#madeathome#madeinkenya#birdsofkenya#whyilovekenya
14.10.2018 22:10:15
Thank you Northern Rangelands Trust for highlighting our extraordinary women art
Thank you Northern Rangelands Trust for highlighting our extraordinary women artisans! #womenempowerment#womenartisans#empoweringwomen#Repost@nrt_kenya ・・・ These days, we rarely ask the men for anything, they say: these women are now supporting themselves!”- Josephine Aliyaro, Star Beader, Salamis Women's Group, Melako Conservancy. Josephine has been beading with her friends for 10 years. “Our financial problems brought us together in 2008,” she recalls, “at that time, we had to ask our husbands for an amount as small as Ksh. 5 to buy pencils for our children. We decided to each contribute an amount of money to the group, which we would then lend each other when there was an urgent need - this became our bank.” This entrepreneurial spirit has served the group well. They were one of the first women’s groups to partner with the NRT Trading @beadworkskenya business, which has enabled them to sell beaded jewellery and accessories to international markets. In 2017, Melako Conservancy emerged top in the BeadWORKS revenue chart, thanks in no small part to Josephine and her team. At a practical level, their income has enabled the women to pay school fees and hospital bills, put food on the table, and reduce reliance on livestock. But it has also had a far greater impact on their entire community. Salamis donates 40% of their annual revenue to Melako Conservancy’s operational budget, in recognition of the institutional support offered to their business by the Conservancy. This has hugely increased their engagement in conservancy affairs, and the women now contribute actively in conservancy meetings and have a say in conservancy decisions. "When money gets into the conservancy, we know it has gotten into the community and we are happy to see the work of our hands benefiting our community,” says Josephine. 📷Sophie Harrison #beadworks#laisamis#melako#beads#womeninbusiness#10women#SDG10
05.10.2018 16:56:36
Our beautiful hand beaded products aren’t just for people, we love animals too!
Our beautiful hand beaded products aren’t just for people, we love animals too! On #worldanimalday show your support for making the world a better place for all animals! #beadworksforwildlife#wildlifefriendly#animals#loveanimals#handmade#handbeaded#madewithlove#beadedbelts#beadeddogcollars#petproducts#madeinkenya#womenartisans#artisanmade
04.10.2018 16:43:27
“I like BeadWORKS because the work we do is done in our own homes. It is not lik
“I like BeadWORKS because the work we do is done in our own homes. It is not like other jobs where people cannot be at home and work. I am able to do chores like tend to livestock and farm and bead too. We earn while we are at home!” Superstar⭐️beader Pamela, from NgareNdare community holding our new peace sign✌🏻decoration for @global_girlfriend. Learn more about our amazing artisans and their #beadwork on our website: www.beadworkskenya.com #womenempowerment#empowerwomen#handmade#handcrafted#madewithlove#artisanmade#ethicallymade#authentic#artisan#womenartisans#madeathome#productswithpurpose#fullimpact#socialimpact#socialenterprise#sustainableenterprise#sustainableincome#whyilovekenya
26.09.2018 16:22:10
Happy World Rhino Day from our communities in northern Kenya. #beadwork #beadwor
Happy World Rhino Day from our communities in northern Kenya. #beadwork#beadworksforwildlife#communityconservation#worldrhinoday ・・・ #Repost Photo by @amivitale. Here is a powerful example of the work being done to save these incredible creatures. In 2014, I witnessed a group of Samburu warriors encounter a rhino for the first time in their lives at Lewa Wildlife Conservancy (@lewa_wildlife). None of the warriors had ever seen a rhino in the their life and some had never even seen a photo of a rhino. Their eyes got wide and they became very protective of them. The young warriors from Northern Rangelands Trust (@nrt_kenya) community conservancies have been visiting to learn about conservation practices such as sustainable land use, grazing programs and endangered species conservation. Much-needed attention has been focused on the plight of wildlife, but very little has been said about the indigenous communities on the frontlines of the poaching wars. The Nature Conservancy in Africa (@nature_africa), @nrt_kenya and @lewa_wildlife are doing incredible work to strengthen these communities, who hold the key to saving Africa's great animals. In honor of World Rhino Day on Sept. 22, I am sharing some of my favorite images of these magnificent, ancient creatures. Together we can work to save them - visit and support the communities that protect them. @tusk_org@kenyawildlifeservice@thephotosociety@natgeo@nature_org@nikonusa@sandiegozoo@sdzsafaripark@synology.official#WorthMoreAlive#protectrhinos#DontLetThemDisappear#rhinos#saverhinos#stoppoaching#kenya#northernkenya#magicalkenya#africa#everydayafrica#worldrhinoday#photojournalism#nikonusa#nikonlove#nikonambassadors#amivitale
22.09.2018 20:55:51
Our beaded animal ornaments found a happy home at the Harvard Museum of Natural
Our beaded animal ornaments found a happy home at the Harvard Museum of Natural History in Cambridge, MA! If you’re in the area, be sure to stop by one of the greatest natural history museums in the US! #Repost@shop_hmnh ・・・ We now have our very own safari of handcrafted glass bead ornaments! Purchases of these beautiful decorations support Kenyan wildlife and environment, as well as the fantastic Kenyan women who make them! 🦁🐘🦒🦏 #safari#kenya#beadworkskenya#naturalhistorymuseum#naturalhistory#museumshop#pangolin#giraffe
09.09.2018 20:51:50
We are so proud to collaborate with @bohemiadesign on their new Samburu jewelry
We are so proud to collaborate with @bohemiadesign on their new Samburu jewelry collection! Last day to check it out at NYNOW Show. Repost @bohemiadesign#nynow#nynownew#nynow2018#handmadejewlery ・・・ ⚡First look at our new Samburu jewellery collection in collaboration with the amazing @beadworkskenya ⚡ . BeadWORKS is a social enterprise working with self-governed women's groups in rural communities spread across northern Kenya. The women artisans practice traditional beadwork and use the income to support their pastoral lifestyles, send their children to school and improve their families' lives. . We are thrilled to be able to collaborate with these talented and empowered women! 🙌💕 We can't wait to launch the collection we have designed with them and share more of their story. . . . #empoweredwomen#productswithpurpose#sustainableenterprise#sustainablefashion#ethicaljewelry#jewelleryaddict#beadedjewellery#jewellerylover#livecolourfully#dreamersanddoers#womenintheworld#missiondriven#kenya#loveafrica#beadworksforwildlife#newatNYNOW#nynowtrendspot#sweepstakes ・・・
15.08.2018 17:21:53
Our very own, Beatrice Lempaira (center), showing off our new Gilisho earrings a
Our very own, Beatrice Lempaira (center), showing off our new Gilisho earrings along with our fellow international enterprise friends of @byhandconsulting, Mitul of @ohrnahandmade in India and Ximena of @ximenarozodesign in Columbia. Come see all of our beautiful handmade products in Artisan Resource at the NYNOW Show, 3rd Level of Javitz Center. #nynow#nynow2018#nynownew#handmade#artisanmade#artisanal#missiondriven#innovative#authentic#sustainable#sustainableenterprise#socialenterprise
13.08.2018 21:45:55
Happy World Elephant Day from the NY NOW Show where our connection to the protec
Happy World Elephant Day from the NY NOW Show where our connection to the protection of elephants in Kenya is very proudly displayed at our booth! Since 2012, poaching in our women artisans’ communities has dropped by 53%. “It is through BeadWORKS that I have learned that wildlife is the best and is what brings tourists who come and buy our beadwork,” says our Star Beader Esther of Ngare Ndare community. If you’re attending the show, please stop by booth #3972 level 3 in Artisan Resource section of Javits Center to learn more. #nynow#nynow2018#worldelephantday#elephant#protectelephants#savetheelephants#beadworksforwildlife#wildlifefriendly#beautifulbeadwork#productswithpurpose#preservation#conservation
12.08.2018 17:30:08
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