For information on collar sizing see 'Sizes'.
Beadwork has been a huge part of the Maasai culture for hundreds of years. For the Maasais, beaded jewellry represents strength, warriorhood, wealth, beauty and other cultural traditions. Their practice of beadwork is specifically done by women, handed down from mothers to daughters.
The collars we sell at Kasper & Lucas design are all handmade and hand beaded by over a 150 strong, independant women, age 18-60 (NO child labour), from the districts surrounding Basecamp Maasai Mara, Kenya. Basecamp Maasai Brand's vision is to give 'The Mamas' their own sallary, so that they, on their own, can provide for their families.
For most of these women this is the only possibility for payed work, making it possible for them to send their loved ones of to school, health care, and to provide food and better housing for their families.
Each woman directly receives 75% of the income for the product she's made. The remaining 25% covers the costs of materials, equipment and sallary for the Masaai leaders of the project.
This project is Fairtrade Ceritified.
Being Fairtade Certified ensures women's rights to fair pay, fair play, a sustainable income, which also gives their families a chance to educate and go to school.
The collars are produced in accordance with Fairtrade International's rigorous environmental, economic and social standards.
'Wapendeza' is Swahili for 'you look lovely or beautiful.
Wapendeza - Collar (halsbånd)
The dog collars are reinforced with seams behind the ring. The ring is attached in the middle and the beads are attached individually. The measurements of the collars are from the end of the leather to the middle of a total of five holes, so that you can adjust the collar 4 cm in or out for the perfect fit. Measure your pet around their neck, and add on about 2 cm, ie if the dog is 38 cm around the neck, size M 40 cm should fit perfectly.
Please note: The collars are measured from the end buckle to the 3rd of 5 possible adjustment holes, meaning you have about 4 cm extra to adjust the collar in or out.
XXS: 28 cm (11.02 inches)
XS: 32 cm (12.60 inches)
S: 36 cm (14.17 inches)
M: 40 cm (15.74 inches)
L: 44 cm (17.32 inches)
XL: 48 cm (18.89 inches)
Can't find the size you're looking for? Please send us an email.