iPhepha Beads is a community empowerment project based in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
These crafts people recycle paper from well-known brand name boxes, magazines, calendars, brochures and other paper, creating beautiful paper bead jewellery out of waste. The jewellery is interspersed with seeds, shells, glass, wood, coconut beads and buttons. Each wonderful piece of jewellery item is unique and is entirely handmade.
The purpose of iPhepha Beads is to eradicate extreme poverty; the beaders make the ecofriendly jewellery to earn a sustainable income. Each item of fair-trade jewellery is a fabulous quality piece of jewellery, unlike any other, that supports and encourages some amazing people in the Midlands of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.