uSisi Necklace DNU40


Scoobie wire necklace  in a mix of black and smoke. This supplier is a member of the World Fair Trade Organization. Matches bracelets DBU 61                                               and DBU82.

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 Cocoon Scoobie Wire Necklace

The History of Scoobie wire jewellery.

Scoobie wire, or “plastic coated wire”, is an integral part of the southern African craft scene. The miners who emigrated from the rural areas to the towns could all do grass weaving and platting. They started transferring these skills to materials that they could find around the mines, such as electrical wires and, later, telephone wires. These are skills that are owned by the South African people. In almost every community there are men and women who can work with Scoobie wire.

From this a contemporary range of jewelry has been developed.

Background of uSisi

This supplier is a dynamic craft business passionate about creating employment.

It is a member of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) and implements its 10 principles. This in turn has improved work practices and the general organizational structure. Usisi will soon become a full member of WFTO.

However, Fair Trade is more than just trading: it proves that greater justice in world trade is possible. It highlights the need for change in the rules and practice of conventional trade and shows how a successful business can also put people first.

The World Fair Trade Organization

It is a global network of organizations representing the Fair Trade supply chain. Membership in WFTO provides Fair Trade organizations with credibility and identity and gives them a common voice that speaks out for fair trade and justice. This occurs through a guarantee system, a place of learning plus tools and training to increase market access. WFTO’s route to equity in trade is through the integrated supply chain. Practices used across this chain are checked against the WFTO Fair Trade Standard, which is based on the 10 Fair Trade Principles and on International Labor Organization (ILO) conventions.

The African Collection endeavours to use WFTO members.

Additional information

Weight 0.08 kg