Trollbeads works with Malawi artisans on new line

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Collection made through sustainable workshops in African country.

Danish bead brand Trollbeads has launched a new collection of colourful beads, made especially for the brand by African artisans in Malawi.

The new range, called Malawi Universal Uniques, were designed by a self-sustainable workshop in Malawi where a group of young people were trained by Trollbeads founder Lise Aagaard.

The group is now running their own flourishing business, designing glass beads for collectors across the world.

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These glass beads are crafted with a larger central core allowing them to be worn on many different brands of bracelets and chains, which the brand says should make them attractive to a wider audience.

Trollbeads set up the Malawi project in late 2010, providing financial backing and training for a group of young people to learn the artistry of crafting glass beads and the practicalities of how to run a successful jewellery business, including supply-chain management, production, design and marketing.

Today their local operation employs around 12 people and is on the way to becoming completely self-sustainable.

The range is available through Fable Trading Ltd, Trollbeads sole UK and Ireland distributor.
 

 

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