Handmade, ethically sourced, recycled beads, You can’t get better than that!
Mzuribeads paper beaders live in the village of Ndejje, Uganda, where they roll paper beads from strips of recycled magazines and posters.
The director began this business with the ambition that she will one day not be needed, and Mzuribead will be ran entirely by Ugandans. Kirstie MacLean, is currently the director and acting as the voluntary/not for profit middle man. The money accumulated will be used to establish a program to train the women in the cooperative, (who so wish), to become directors, quality controllers, global marketeers, product developers, etc. In short, they aim to generate enough funds to develop a sustainable business structure.
Visit Mzuribeads and browse their online shop for some beautiful handmade beads.
WIN WIN WIN
Thanks to Mzuribeads we are giving 5 lucky CraftGossip readers the chance to win a DIY Bracelet kit.
This little box equips you with all you need to make your own recycled paper bead bracelet. Mzuribeads is a business working with groups of village artisans who roll paper, and other ethical and natural beads. Each bead is unique as the colour is from the specific page selected. And they are also varnished for a waterproof and glossy finish. Presented in a gift box; containing over 15 colourful round Paper Beads, over 15 Glass Spacer Beads, knottable Tiger tail, (no need for tools,etc), and a toggle clasp.
For your chance to win simply leave a comment on this post telling us what is your favorite bead on the Mzuribead website.
Competition Closed – Winners are IndiviJewels,BeadingHeartArt,Letha,Ken and Sally Lowe. (You have all been e-mailed requesting your postal address)
Competition Open Worldwide
By Shellie Wilson