This design is reminiscent of the scorched trees of the Deadvlei salt pan. In Namibia, Africa discarded PVC pipe destined for the landfill is collected by local artisans, then hand-cut, carved and re-formed into bracelets. The practice of turning something with no perceived value into something with value is called UPCYCLING, and these artisans do it beautifully! Inspiration for the patterns and designs come from the animals, landscape, rich history of Namibia; and reflect the traditional art of the region alongside the artists’ own unique vision.
The Base Project is a socially-motivated fashion brand building a bridge between artisans in the developing world and conscious consumers like you. Through their fashion products they create jobs and invest in community development projects, such as a 42 acre sustainable community farm. To read more, visit their seller page here.