Gallery: “Made in the Dark” Scented Jewelry Helps Blind Artisans Earn a Li...

India has one of the largest visually impaired populations in the world—15 million people strong, to be exact. But although 80 percent of cases are either preventable or treatable, rampant discrimination prevents most of the country's blind from sustaining meaningful employment. A new social enterprise, however, seeks to change all that. A partnership between students at the Royal College of Art in London and the Indian National Institute of Design, "Made in the Dark" is a line of handmade jewelry that relies on the craftsperson's sense of smell, rather than sight.

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2 Responses to ““Made in the Dark” Scented Jewelry Helps Blind Artisans Earn a Living”

  1. Khushbu Dublish says:

    Made in the Dark Designers:

    Khushbu Dublish and Deepen Toppo from National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad (INDIA)
    Ruby Steel, Hal Watts and Jon Fraser from Royal College of Art, London (UK)

  2. britt says:


    A friend of mine is blind and when I told her about ‘scent-beading’, she asked me where she can buy the scented beads.

    Are those beads available and if they are, where can I buy them?

    Thank you for your reaction.

    Greetings from Belgium


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