UK

British independent small business? Absolutely!
Rhimani's wonders are handcrafted by us in the UK. Rhimani has a small team and we all work from home.
Each of us have a mini work station where we bead and make jewellery. We use glass seed beads and sterling silver 925 to make our pieces.
All our orders are packaged at home in the UK also. We use our local Royal Mail post office to send off Rhimani's orders. We really hope you can see that a whole lot of love and small biz passion has gone into your order!

 

KENYA

Rhimani has an earring collection called 'Handmade in Nairobi'. These pieces are intricately handmade by a team of Maasai women.
Our head supplier, called Anne, employs 5 or so women to hand craft Rhimani's beaded items. The whole team work at Anne's workshop which is based at her home in Nairobi. Her workplace is clean and comfortable. It is a safe and healthy working environment that is in line with the International Labour Organization (ILO) conventions. 
Anne has a stall in Karen (just on the outside of Nairobi) where she sells beaded items as well as koy cloths, clothes, baskets and many more intricate items.
When I lived in Nairobi I first met Anne as I visited her stall. It was a little moment of magic. I adored her items and asked if I could place a custom made order. I took her phone number so she could text me when my items were ready. The rest is history! To read more on how Rhimani started and our story, take a look here.
Rhimani is a fair trade business which means we conform to the 10 principles of fair trade (as set by the WFTO, World Fair Trade Organisation). To find out more details about Rhimani and fair trade, please click here