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Saturday, November 7, 2009

Zulu Grass Giveaway Ends November 30/2009



The Leaky Collection is based in the Rift Valley, Kenya, East Africa. The 
 Leakey Collection founders Katy and Philip Leakey combine their talents in interior design and the arts with their love of nature to develop stunning handcrafted products for an international market.
The Zulugrass concept was born out of need. A devastating drought in Kenya, in 2001 forced the men of the nomadic Maasia tribe in Kenya to leave behind the women and children so they could take the surviving cattle far up country in search of grazing land, leaving the women and children with no source of income to buy food, medicine and clothing. The Leakeys came up with the idea of drawing on the woman's traditional skill at beading to create jewelery that would appeal to a world wide market. Using natural element such as fallen wood, grass and porcelain , these renowned designers created unique products while protecting the environment and providing economic opportunity to the local communities.
Zulugrass , their flagship item of the collection and Zuluwood beads, bracelets and necklaces are sold in stores worldwide.
Zulugrass strands are made from natural grasses , dyed with low-impact , color fast dyes, interspersed with Czech hand blown glass beads. The environmentally sustainable harvest of the grass also works to preserve a wetland , since the communities no longer burn the grass , which the cattle do not eat to make plentiful grass that cattle do eat. The beads are color checked , dyed, and stored by color. They are then combined into kits with lengths of elastic and Czech beads. These kits are transported by bike to various work stations around Kenya. The Maasia women assemble the necklaces , sitting on the ground under acaia trees. This allows them to work close to home, to bring their children to work and to lead their traditional lifestyles. This amazing jewelry made by the Maasia women of Kenya is helping them to preserve a tradition craft and provide economic support . 
The Leaky Collection is excited about their the all-new,

This Sport Bracelet is a great way to "sport" a new look with your friend, while also being environmentally awesome and supporting girlfriends across the globe. The best friends cut the tie that connects the bracelets, and then each of them makes a wish. Afterwards the new stylin’ pair rocks out their new eco-friendly look.

The environmentally awesome bracelets are made from grass (that was previously burned) and is then hand-strung with hand-blown Czech and Japanese glass beads. No need to worry about your style falling flat, these Friendship Bracelets are made with elastic that was invented for the movie Spiderman. These bracelets were meant to last.  
You get Two identical 7" ZuluSport bracelets are connected with a raffia tie on a special new hangtag. Friends should cut the raffia together, each make a wish, and show their commitment to friendship, as well as to women across the globe!

Want to brag to your friends about the meaning behind your environmentally awesome bracelet? The ZuluSport Friendship Bracelets are made by the Maasai of Kenya. The Leakey Collection, makers of Zulugrass and ZuluSport jewelry, is a philanthropic and successful business that has provided the Maasai women with a sustainable way of life. 
The Leaky Collection employs as many as 1,400 Kenyans and ships to over 1000 retail locations in more than 20 countries including US and Canada, Japan and Europe.
Find the Leaky Collection at
http://www.leakeycollection.com/index.php
Check out their Blog for more amazing articles on Zulugrass, the Leaky's and the Maasia women and their great workmanship.
http://www.leakeycollection.com/blog/
With the Holidays Coming the Friendship Bracelet  makes for a wonderful Christmas Gift for friends and relatives.

~The Giveaway~
The Leaky Collection is Giving One lucky Organic Girl Entrant a Friendship Bracelet of your own!

This Giveaway is now Closed
Thank you to The Leaky Collection for this wonderful Giveaway at Organic Girl

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