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Dog Collars, Leads & Belts

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Hand Beaded Leather Dog Collars - Mombasa Red - Group Selection Regular (Malulu Ltd

Hand Beaded Leather Dog Collars – Mombasa Red – Group Selection Regular (Malulu Ltd

These hand beaded Dog Collars are made with love in Kenya.  Each bead is sewn on to naturally robust free range Kenyan cow hide leather and finished on the inside with a softer goat-skin lining.  The sturdy solid brass fastenings are hand cast by local artisans using recycled brass padlocks, which not only benefit the environment, but create employment as well.

Each Dog Collar is beautifully hand beaded by Zinj using glass beads, and hand-stitched to make it exceptionally strong and long lasting.  

 

The Dog Collars come in regular and skinny widths, as well as two lurcher styles that are padded on the inside and fastened with either a buckle or a loop.  The smallest regular (micro) collar is also suitable size for a cat.

Every Dog Collar comes with either a beaded ‘disc’ or ‘bone’ charm, depending upon the design, and are available in a variety of sizes and designs: Mombasa Red, Kilifi BlueRafiki BlackBajuni, and Union Jack.  Matching and contrasting Dog Leads and Belts are also available.

Hand Beaded Leather Belts - Kilifi Blue - Group Selection (Malulu Ltd)

Hand Beaded Leather Belts – Kilifi Blue – Group Selection (Malulu Ltd)

 

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Beads are carefully stitched on to the Leather by hand

Beads are carefully stitched on to the Leather by hand

Hand Made Beaded Leather Dog Leads (Group Selection) - Malulu Ltd

Hand Made Beaded Leather Dog Leads (Group Selection) – Malulu Ltd

The organisation has trained over 70 local artisans in the art of bead and leather work.  The benefits of sustainable employment of so many people are far reaching within the local community.

Women in particular have benefitted as there is virtually no employment for them in the area.  Poverty means very few women ever go to school, yet many have to raise a large family alone.

Women have been encouraged to attend training sessions and take on what is traditionally a male’s craft.

It is the policy of this organisation that each worker has their own bank account, many for the first time, and that they are taught how to manage their own money.  The relief on the face of a worker when they first realise they have enough money to feed their children properly is so evident; not only does it help to empower the individual, but their community too.

 

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