Made was born from a desire to create beautiful products using traditional, time-honoured skills and fashion led design. By working with the people and communities with whom they work, they aim to create positive change through the production of beautiful and unique jewellery. Each unique piece is hand crafted by highly skilled, dedicated artisans. Traditional craftsmanship is infused into all products and echos the love and skill of those that made it. Using techniques handed down through the generations, their jewellery not only looks great but also tell a story of lives changed through safe, sustainable employment, training and education.
Made's workshop in Kenya was founded in 2005 with a view to harness the talent and skills of artisans, whilst providing a safe working environment, long-term job security and training. Since then they have grown to employ over 60 men and women. From highly skilled craftsmen and women to novices eager to learn, their goal is to create sustainable jobs, teach new skills and empower developing communities in Kenya through the production of beautiful, unique and highly covetable accessories. They believe that by investing in their team they are not only acting responsibly but they are also able to create the best products possible.
Made are dedicated to using the most environmentally sound materials possible. Their signature style comes from an extensive use of reclaimed brass in the production of their products. They believe that by sourcing their materials locally they are supporting the community within the vicinity of the workshop. They buy their raw materials from local individuals, at a fair price, thereby helping to both strengthen the local economy and empower small businesses. Made believe that by using recycled materials where they can, they are behaving in a way that is both responsible and ethical whilst also producing a product that looks great and is a pleasure to wear.