Made was born from a desire to create beautiful products using traditional, time-honoured skills and fashion led design. We believe in transparency and integrity in all that we do. By working in synergy with the people and communities with whom we work, we aim to create positive change through the production of beautiful and unique jewellery and accessories.
At Made we believe that people matter. Our partner workshop in Nairobi harnesses the talent and skills of local artisans whilst providing a safe working environment. Our ultimate goal is to create and maintain sustainable jobs, to help empower developing communities in Kenya through the production of beautiful, unique and highly covetable jewellery and accessories.
The MADE brand has a enviable history of working with some of the fashion and design industry’s most established names such as Edun, Feed, Tommy Hilfiger and Louis Vuitton, retailers such as Whistles, Sandro and Topshop, charities including SAVE THE CHILDREN and CRISIS to designers including Pippa Small, Laura Bailey, Imogen Belfield and many more. Working with such a diverse and experienced range of brands and individuals has not only inspired us but taught invaluable design and production skills which have in turn helped us develop as we continue to grow.
Made are dedicated to using the most environmentally sound materials possible.Our signature style comes from our extensive use of reclaimed brass in the production of our products. The reasons for this are two-fold: Firstly; we believe that by sourcing our materials locally we are further supporting the community within the vicinity of the workshop, including Kibera, one of the world’s largest slums. We buy our raw materials from local individuals, at a fair price, thereby helping to both strengthen the local economy and empower small businesses. Secondly; and quite simply, we believe that by using recycled materials where we can, we are behaving in a way that is both responsible and ethical whilst also producing a product that looks great and is a pleasure to wear.