Supporting artisans in Kenya. Recycled Brass.


The Earrings

Yala's Sondu earrings are modular half-moon earrings crafted from recycled brass and reclaimed cow horn, gently held together with gold fill elements.

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 and Reclaimed Cow Horn

Yala are conscious of using materials that have a low environmental impact in their collection. The pure recycled brass is hammered by hand. The brass plates are coupled with unique reclaimed cow horn pieces, and threaded with elongated gold fill ear wires to create a soft, swinging motion.

 

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

4.5cm wide, 6cm drop from earlobe

Recycled brass, reclaimed horn, gold fill

Free of lead, nickel and cadmium