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.
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.
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
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.