Sidai Designs collaborates with Maasai women in Tanzania to create handmade contemporary jewelry and homewares.
Sidai Designs aims to provide economic opportunity for Maasai women and girls by training them to produce unique, high quality beaded designs using the traditional techniques of their tribe. Our work aims to celebrate and preserve Maasai beading techniques while elevating the traditional methods, giving them a contemporary aesthetic appeal.
We employ 12 full time beaders with supplementary income that supports their semi-nomadic lifestyle. Our profits go towards offering educational workshops twice a month on a range of topics.