Supporting artisans in Kenya. Recycled Brass.


The Earrings

The Lela 3-way earrings are the most versatile piece in the Yala collection. They can be worn as simple circle studs, or a half moon piece can be added to create a more substantial earring, or  they can become ear jackets with the circle stud in front and the half-moon behind the ear lobe.

The Ethics

Fair Wages

Yala's designs are brought to life by skilled Artisans in Kenya. They value their talent by paying them a truly fair wage - triple the daily wage for jewellery artisans in Kenya.

Recycled Brass

Yala are conscious of using materials that have a low environmental impact in their collection. These earrings are made from pure recycled brass that has been cast and hammered by hand, they are securely affixed to 14k gold fill ear pins, meaning you can comfortably wear them all day long.

 

Made by artisans in Kenya

Yala Jewellery Meet the Makers George

These earrings were made in a workshop just outside Nairobi. Yala work with George and his team of 15 artisans to create the intricate brass and horn elements of their collection.

George started his business after realising his skills with brass while working as a professional mechanic. He began with doorknobs and door handles, and over the years he progressed to accessories, buckles and jewellery.

 

A Good Company

Yala are a certified B-Corp, this means they have legally committed to having a positive social impact as a business, they are proud to be the first jewellery B-Corp. Their company is built on social values, to improve the lives of others by creating financial opportunities for skilled artisans, demonstrating their talent, while maintaining a low environmental impact.

Yala connect with their artisans on a personal level by visiting and keeping in touch with them - not just as colleagues, but as friends. They facilitate weekly workshop visits from team members based in Kenya to ensure everyone has a safe, happy work environment to create their high quality jewellery.

 

Sizing & Materials

2cm wide, 2.5cm high

100% Recycled brass

Free of lead, nickel and cadmium