Our Authentic Handmade Story
We are all about heart, real empathy, our mission is to uplift our local women, they are warriors, they fight everyday to feed & provide a safe, warm sanctuary for their families. They face challenges many of us won’t ever understand, living with the effects of HIV, domestic abuse, unemployment, poverty and starvation. They are mothers, children, sisters, friends,
but most of all they are survivors!
Ladies, we salute you!
A BRAND WITH PURPOSE
The Handmade Story is an authentic human upliftment programme. Our beautiful product has been designed with a specific purpose: to make a real contribution to creating employment for our people, improving their lives.
Thank you for your support of our very special cause!
Our hand rolled clay beads support a community of under-privileged women in KZN, many who have been impacted by HIV. tHIS project has created employment for over 157 families AND HAVE TAUGHT THESE WOMAN VALUBLE CRAFT SKILLS.
WE WORK WITH NATURAL MATERIALS AND OUR PRODUCT IS COMPLETELY HANDMADE FROM START TO FINISH. WE VOWED TO NEVER WORK IN WOODEN OR PLASTIC BEADS AS they arent environmentally Friendly and do not CREATE EMPLOYMENT FOR OUR PEOPLE
Our beads are crafted and rolled by hand. they carry the fingerprints of our ladies and that is why we like to call them “perfectly imperfect” every finished piece has a unique story behind it.
clay is distributed into the communities where our ladies can hand roll the beads for us. This means that even if the women are sick they can still earn a living and support their families from home.