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Authentic, unique and very much loved. These are the trendy bracelets of beads and stones we sell in our webshop. Do you prefer a particular material? Glass, wood, leather or stone, choose! All our bracelets are professionally manufactured by the talented Umtha employees from Cape Town. With the utmost care they chose the materials and colors of these trendy bracelets. To surprise you with a beautiful, lasting ornament around your arm.
Do you want to assemble your own bracelet? That’s possible with the mix & match bracelets from our webshop. The mix&match bundles of seven bracelets can be worn separate easily whenever you want. So you go for the green colors today and tomorrow you wear the neutral bracelets, matching your outfit.
Do you prefer bracelets with thin beads? No worries, we sell them in our webshop.
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Choose from 20 special handmade bracelets from Southern Africa
Choose from 20 kinds of bracelets with a special story of both the materials and the creators. Do you like colorful (like the crazy colors mix & match bracelet), cool (Mix & Match African Style and African Breeze bracelet), or lovingly (Mixed Passion bracelet)? In our webshop you will find a bracelet with the material that suits you! Elastic bracelets or beautiful leather, make your choice! We make many customers happy with our assortment, which we additionally add to each year. With these bracelets you wear a piece of pure nature around your arm.
Bracelets with a story
In 1992, Dave Milligan, owner of Umtha, bought some beads in a local store. He was unemployed and at home he turned the separate beads into a beautiful jewel for his wife Cheryl and she loved it! Together they discovered the demand for special, handmade and affordable jewelry. They made limited quantities that they sold on local markets and at some stores.
Dave and Cheryl met Jostina Dubase in 1996. She lived in a shelter for women in difficult circumstances. Jostina wanted nothing more than a job. She was offered by Umtha, and successfully. By doing so, Dave and Cheryl entered a new way. They wanted to create work, and thus a future, for low-skilled and disadvantaged people from townships around Cape Town. In the meantime, there are 15 people in Umtha’s workshop.
Umtha has been officially approved by COFTA (Co-operation for Fair Trade in Africa) and World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO).
Find out on our website about the other talented creators of our products.