Zulugrass Jewelry: Review

Monday, August 16, 2010 Posted by Dina N

Recently, I was introduced to Zulugrass, eco-friendly jewelry made from grass and beads in Kenya. Zulugrass is part of  The Leakey Collection founded in 2002 by Katy and Philip Leakey. These contemporary pieces are hand made by the Maasai from environmentally sustainable materials.

I received three strands of Zulugrass in red, white and blue. The strands are very light and versatile - I wear them as a necklace or bracelet. They can be used individually but look best in combination. The Zulugrass jewelry goes great with just about anything, from a simple white shirt and a pair of jeans to more sophisticated outfits.

The Leakey Collection is a successful business and philanthropic endeavor for the Leakeys and the Maasai people. Distributed to over 1200 retail outlets and available online, the Zulugrass jewelry offers a sustainable way of life for the nomadic people of Kenya. 5% of profits go to supporting infrastructure in the Rift Valley of Kenya.

Find out more about the Maasai and The Leakey Collection here, and check out the beautiful Zuluwood and Porcelain jewelry as well.

Disclosure / Disclaimer: No monetary compensation was obtained for this post. I received complimentary product to facilitate this review. The opinions expressed here are mine and may differ from yours.

3 comments:

  1. Pricilla said...

    It all looks so pretty. Enjoy!

  2. Salleefur/Jesslyn/Jesster said...

    I am fortunate enough to have matching necklace and bracelet set (the lengths on both are adjustable - YAY!) and let me tell you they are breath-taking and I treasure them.

    The colors are amazing (!) and I the craftsmanship/workmanship is borders on the miraculous. I can't fathom how the artists master stringing those teeny weeny seed beads on seamingly endless strands!

    Check them out! I've had mine for several years, wear them often and they are surprisingly durable despite their disarmingly delicate they look.

  3. janetfaye said...

    Their jewelry looks gorgeous!

    I love that they are handmade and that sales help the Maasai people.

    I have never seen jewelry made from grass and beads. You necklace is a great conversation starter because of it's uniqueness!

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