Ethiopian Jeweler Entoto Beth Artisan Employs HIV-Affected Women

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Entoto Beth Artisan bring together recycled materials and fair trade practices to create elegant jewellery designs. Based on the outskirts of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the social business have partnered with NGO Beza Entoto Outreach in order to support the HIV/AIDS affected Entoto Mountain community. As well as this incredible dedication to social good, the studio are committed to sustainability, creating pieces with reused artillery shells and tire thread.

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The full jewellery range includes earrings, bracelets and necklaces. But the studio have expanded to incorporate other designs in their collection, such as scarves, belts, wallets and bags. Recently they have also moved into home ware, all the while remaining socially motivated.

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Launching back in 2008 by Bethlehem Berhane, Beth Artisan has already had a significant reach. To date, they employ over one hundred women in their fair wage scheme to make their hand crafted jewellery pieces.”Each of us have an opportunity to do something ourselves to help those around us,” says Berhane on the studio’s website. “We need to act with the passion and ideas that we have to enact change in our communities. Impactful change starts with each of us…”.

To find out more about the organization and the collection, take a look at the official website.

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