Every YEWO item is thoughtfully hand fabricated in our Malawi based workshop using both unique + traditional metal working techniques. Almost all of our team had previously never held a job in the formal economic sector, had access to reliable income, or knew a single thing about making jewelry before starting work at YEWO. We saw an opportunity to share our skills, open up a new market, + provide jobs.
We can all do our part in improving the world and people’s lives on an individual level. 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 were also ethically made and meet the Fair-Trade Certification standards.
what we're all about:
Thoughtfully designed in our Asheville based studio and crafted at our workshop in Malawi, we celebrate our products + the people who help us create them
By building a workshop + sharing a new skillset, we have created jobs that encourage personal growth and financial stability for individuals living in rural Malawi
We operate as a vertically-integrated social enterprise, practicing responsible manufacturing + ethically sourcing our raw materials
We believe in sharing the wealth. We give a portion of sales to local community development initiatives in Manchewe village, Malawi.