Vendor Spotlight: Sasa Designs by the Deaf

Introducing one of our newest Black Sheep Bride vendors, Sasa Designs by the Deaf!

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Sasa Designs trains and employs skilled Deaf artisans in Rongai, Kenya in the creation of beautiful jewelry for an international audience.

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Sasa Designs by the Deaf launched in Fall 2011 with the goal of providing employment and fair wages to Deaf artisans in Kenya. With an estimated unemployment rate of 85% among the Deaf in Kenya, few will have an opportunity to discover their potential, work in dignity and earn a fair wage. Employers are simply not willing to deal with the communication issues that arise working with the Deaf.

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Sasa Designs gives Deaf artisans the chance they’ve been waiting for – the chance to learn new skills, to discover what they are capable of and to feel productive. Sasa Designs by the Deaf provides training and employment for Deaf women who have faced a lifetime of discrimination.

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‘We believe that most significant part of a wedding is the community that rallies to support a couple in their new life together. As such, there are many opportunities to engage friends, family and the world, at large, in positive and uplifting ways. Our jewelry makes perfect bridal party gifts, especially our classic pearl pieces, like our Urban Bling and Peaceful Path wraps. For a more off beat bride, we have pops of turquoise or simple hoops that will be loved and treasured long after the special day.’

For more information about Sasa Designs by the Deaf check out their website!

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