Every piece made by Jimani Collections is handcrafted by women in Kenya. Through our partners, Jimani Collections is able to offer a unique training program to all women employed under Jimani Collections. Through this program, women are able to gain the skills and knowledge necessary to create jewelry, either with or outside of Jimani Collections.

Below is a look into the work and consideration put into each piece:

General Training

Jimani Collections partners with the J127 Foundation, a non-profit that funds training programs for disadvantaged women. The women participating in these training programs spend 6 months learning design from a local Kenyan expert.

Providing general training to women
Showing a specific design piece in Nairobi, Kenya

Design-Specific Training

After graduation from the J127 Foundation training programs, those who choose to join Jimani Collections go through additional design-specific training where they apply their general skills to products made under our brand.

Sourcing of Materials

In an effort to support the Kenyan economy, Jimani Collections sources the majority of its raw materials in Kenya. Most supplies are bought in the industrial areas or in downtown Nairobi, including seed beads, wooden beads, brass, and traditional African fabrics.

Sourcing of Materials
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Artisans in the Community

Depending on the techniques and materials required, some of our products are designed and assembled by artisans in the community. These artisans help to weld, cut, and polish our pieces within their workshops.

 

For more information on our jewelry training program or process, please reach out to us at hello@jimanicollections.com