Diani is a beach town on Kenya's southern coast, where beach bungalows dot white powdered sand. Children climb for coconuts while fisherman maneuver traditional Dhow boats along the shoreline, always looking for the perfect catch. Enjoy the beach or jump in the water - Diani is home to a thriving Kite Surfing community despite its lack of a traditional surf break. This wrap pays homage to Diani's serene blue and green waters and pristine sand that feels so great beneath our toes!
Sasa Designs 32" wraps are designed to be adjustable for the perfect fit, regardless of how big or small your wrist is! Simply wrap to desired comfort, and choose the most appropriate loop to secure your tag. Cut or tuck any excess leather – most women can wear the wrap 4-5 times around. Some wearers adjust the knots a tiny bit to get an even more perfect fit – simply loosen the leather and adjust before tightening the knots on either side of the preferred loop. They're adjustable and made by artisans in Kenya through Sasa Designs by the Deaf.
Sasa Designs by the Deaf launched in Fall 2011 with the goal of providing employment and fair wages to Deaf artisans in Kenya. With an estimated unemployment rate of 85% among the Deaf in Kenya, few will have an opportunity to discover their potential, work in dignity and earn a fair wage. Sasa Designs gives Deaf artisans the chance they’ve been waiting for – the chance to learn new skills, to discover what they are capable of and to feel productive. A subsidiary of DOOR International, Sasa Designs by the Deaf provides training and employment for Deaf women who have faced a lifetime of discrimination. For the first time, they are recognized for their potential, and not for their inability to communicate with the world at large.
The women of Sasa Designs by the Deaf have started a new chapter in their lives, a chapter in which they use each moment to build a better life: for themselves, for their children, and for their extended family and community. Each of the artisans have a wrap named after them in this collection - a unique bracelet she helped create in order to tell her story. Thank you for being a part of Sasa Design’s beginnings and the journey we are embarking on to change the future for Deaf women in Kenya, and someday, beyond.