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YEWO

M A D E . I N . M A L A W I

Founded by duo Maddy and Kyle, YEWO is a social design studio + ethical manufacturing hub based in the rural mountains of Northern Malawi, Africa. We are a team of optimistic, self-taught craftspeople who make honest jewelry through small scale production at our solar-powered workshop.

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Our vision is to create transparency through our entire supply chain, highlight the beauty of Malawi, support the individuals we work with, and celebrate the genuine products we create together.

y e w o

pronounced 'yay-whoa'
meaning 'thank you' in local Tumbuka language.

meet yewo

Due to our remote location, 90% of our team had previously never held a job in the formal economic sector, had access to reliable income, or had a background in jewelry manufacturing before starting work at YEWO. We saw an opportunity to open up a new market, + create jobs to encourage community-led sustainable development in rural Malawi

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We believe that design should not sacrifice social responsibility, and that our jewelry should be a reflection of our values. By focusing on quality craftsmanship + responsible design, we have created competitive pieces that not only look good, but also meet the Fair-Trade Certification standards.

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