Allow us to introduce you to Tribal Stylez.
Throughout the spring of 2012, we wandered the Horn of Africa, visiting native East African artisans. Fascinated by the region\’s diverse blend of cultures, comprising more than 42 tribes with as many dialects, our attention was drawn even more compellingly to their ability to produce such beauty while living with so very little in the way of tools, supplies, and creature comforts we take for granted.
Here in the womb of civilization, the motherland of the human race, as we marveled at the natural beauty of our surroundings, we were even more awestruck by the strength, determination, and perseverance of women and men running a variety of small businesses to provide for their families.
Most artisans spoke several languages and lived in harmony with a great diversity of cultures, religions, and realities. We were deeply impressed with how they fashioned things of beauty from the most basic gifts of nature.
Our African experience inspired us to do whatever we could to assist. We decided to travel throughout East Africa, from village to village within its rural areas, and bring the beauty and spirit of what we found to the rest of the world.
VILLAGE TO CHIC
The brand name Village-to-Chic defines the Tribal Stylez mission. Our jewelry is created in the modest homes and small workshops of East African villages. We offer it to people ready to embrace the beauty of nature fashioned into wearable artifacts by the hands of Africa\’s indigenous people.
All of our beadwork has been crafted exclusively by tribal artisans who have honed their skills over generations. Upcycled materials include local Ankole bone, leather, wood, and brass. These and other signature materials, we proudly introduce to the rest of the world.
Tribal Stylez channels the natural beauty, spirit, and craftsmanship of East African artisans by offering the world eco-friendly, handmade, upcycled works of art in tune with contemporary tastes. In respectful gratitude, we return a generous portion of the proceeds from each sale to the local East African orphanages working to combat poverty and to empower communities.