Creating a Story of Beauty and Empowerment:
Jewelry “by everyday people, for everyday people”
The (Dual) Problem:
In Dagoretti Market, Elijah works relentlessly in the mounting heat of Nairobi: hammering away at sheets of brass, cutting them into thin shapes, rolling these out on a cylindrical piece of wood. As he creates, his concentration so sharp you could use it to cut through the brass in his hands, his work slowly comes together to form the intricate, delicate artistic designs that will end up adorning someone’s hands or neck. In Kibera, Ojiko does the same.
The same scenario plays...