Shield Cow Horn Earrings
These beautiful African earrings are made in the slums of Nairobi in Kenya. They are crafted from cow bone into shapes and patterns traditionally seen in African jewellery. Working with cow bone requires great skill and dedication as it is a very difficult material to craft from. The reason they use this material over others are firstly, when circumstances dictate an animal be killed for food, in most places in the world, often the bones are discarded as waste. In Kenya, they try to show the animal as much respect as they can in using up all the remains of the animal so that it didn’t die for nothing so they use the bones to make amongst other items, jewellery. Another reason is that it’s relatively cheap compared to other natural resources in the area. Not everyone has the luxury of picking and choosing their materials and so the artisans have created items of beauty out of the resources available to them. This is something we see a lot in Fair Trade, where often items considered waste are remade into something useful and unique and people are able to craft a living out of it to support their families.
All our earrings have nickel-free hooks
Made in Kenya
Not Vegan Friendly
Sales of these earrings help the producers bring long term development and poverty alleviation to the Mathare slums in Kenya. These slums are some of the worst around Nairobi and are heavily riddled with crime and drugs. Some of the money made from these earrings is focused on youth rehabilitation, stopping the cycle of children getting into drugs and crime and perpetuating the problem. It helps provide them with schooling, with after school activities such as dancing or football and when old enough, they help them with employment. A reduction in crime rates has already begun to be seen so please help us support this cause further see it go down even more.
Contact us on 01284 755551
We despatch by 3pm every day except weekends and bank holidays
- UK Orders over £40 - delivery is FREE 1-3 days 1st Class Royal Mail Signed For - often arrives next day
- UK Orders below £40 - delivery charge £2.95 1-3 days1st ClassRoyal Mail Signed For - often arrives next day
- All packages require a signature upon receipt
You can contact us on 01284 755551
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You can return any item within 14 days of delivery for a full refund. No Quibbles, No Hassle
Returned items must be unused, with tags /labels still attached and with any original packaging undamaged
Packages are your responsibility until received by us. We suggest a Signed For service and that you keep a proof of posting
Please include your original packing note/invoice, otherwise it can be difficult to allocate the item(s)
Comments on the reason for return are appreciated, they help us improve our service
If an item is faulty, we will be happy to exchange it or refund you, and refund the cost of returning it
Please provide a receipt for the shipping cost.
Please return all items to the following address:
Sunrise Direct Ltd.
83, St John's Street
Bury St Edmunds