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Ikwetta's Sandals & Belts are handcrafted using Genuine African Leather by Artisans in slums. Together we can End Poverty.
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    ★★★ EMPOWERMENT BRACELET ★★★
    Show off your American Spirit and get an Ikwetta Empowerment Bracelet at this SPECIAL KICKSTARTER PRICE!

    With July 4th coming up you can showcase your patriotism with the American flag on your wrist with our Handmade Beaded Bracelet.

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    ★★★ CLASSIC CLUTCH ★★★
    EARLYBIRD SPECIALS (3 options)
    Ikwetta’s clutches are designed to add flair and fun to any outfit or occasion. Using age-old techniques, our artisans design and handcraft these modern day masterpieces just for you.

    This option allows you to choose from our three favorites: Ruby Red, Maasai Amber, or The Pink Diamond!

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    ★★★ FLIP FLOPS ★★★
    You're a giver and you care. Thank you!

    This option allows you to own a beautiful pair of beaded handmade Leather sandals, while supporting the training of underprivileged youth. Kudos on investing in their future.

    This option allows you to choose either our Color Burst or American Inspired Flip Flops.

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    ★★★ CROSSBODY BUDDY★★★
    Switch out your laptop bag with something more fun and colorful! Ikwetta’s Crossbody Bags come in two sweet options - The Brownie & The Blueberry Pie.

    These crossbody bags are designed to hold 13-inch macbooks, laptops, notebooks and ipads. These bags are handmade using eco-friendly sisal, making the bag light, sturdy and SUPERFUN!!

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    ★★★ COLORS OF HOPE COLLECTION ★★★
    Ikwetta is driven by HOPE, and so we used that as inspiration and designed this collection for you. Intricate beadwork is at the center of our sandals, with our artisans using skills passed onto them from their ancestors to create such artworks.

    This option allows you to choose from four fantastic sandals: Circles of Life, Modern Love, Flower Power or Savannah Safari Slides!

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    ★★★ KIKOY BEACH BAG ★★★
    Ikwetta’s iconic bag!
    Our Beach Bag is made using hand-woven sisal grown in Malindi, and is paired with the right amount of beadwork to add brightness to your day at the beach. The lining of the bag is made using African traditional Kikoy cloth, making this the perfect bag for you to rock the beach!!!

    You also get a special hand-written note from the artisan that made your bag, thanking you for bringing hope and empowering them to do and be much more :)

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    ★★★ THE ELITE COLLECTION ★★★
    Our artisans hand picked their favorite sandal designs to create Ikwetta’s Elite Collection.

    Support these talented artisans and help build their new workshop where they can come up with new mind-blowing designs.

    This option allows you to choose from four fantastic sandals: Jewelled Peacocks, Star Spangled Beads, Dose of Daisies or AfriCali Vacay Sandals!

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    ★★★ MAASAI GLADIATOR COLLECTION ★★★
    Not every sandal is a game-changer, but not every sandal is a part of the Gladiator Collection.

    This option gives you two choices: The Fighter Olympus is made using Caramel leather and colored beads with a lace-up lattice design, calf high length, and open toe.

    The Tukana Tieback is made using Chocolate brown leather and colored beads with a wedge heel and ankle tie backs.

    Killer with a floral mini dress, cutoffs, a sheer maxi-dress —you name it.

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    ★★★ AFRICAN BELTS ★★★
    Our belts are made using premium hand-cut Kenyan leather, and will surely add color and flair to your shorts, jeans, capris or any outfit you strap them into.

    This option allows you to choose from two drastically different belts: Show off your fun side with our Maasai Beaded Belt, or your wild side with our Hair-On Ikwetta Belt! Either way, you will be making a difference in the lives of the talented artisans who craft these belts. #EmpowerTalent

    Warning: Your Friends will be Jealous!

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    ★★★ TIME FOR A THREESOME ★★★
    Our specially designed bundles were made for those of you who wanted the complete look!
    We’ve found the perfect matching clutch to your favorite Ikwetta bag, and have also thrown in a pair of super awesome sandals!

    This option gives you two choices: You can choose to Paint The Town Red or make your friends turn Green With Envy!

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    ★★★ LIMITED EDITION: ALL-STAR AMERICAN COLLECTION ★★★
    Ikwetta’s limited edition All-Star Collection is specifically designed for those who believe in the American Dream!

    An exclusive American Beach Bag that represents Honor, our All-American Clutch that symbolizes Freedom, a pair of Star Spangled Sandals that stands for Hope, and our Ikwetta American Bracelet that shouts out Empowerment!!!

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    ★★★ HIGH FIVE ★★★
    At Ikwetta, we realize that your Friends & Family are important to you, and we don’t want to be the reason you fight over a pair of sandals or bags. Therefore, we have created a package for you to share with your loved ones.

    5 pairs of Ikwetta Sandals, 5 Clutches, 5 Bracelets, 5 Necklaces and 5 Hand-written Thank You Postcards from us to you...for being one of our most generous patrons :)

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    ★★★ GENEROSITY UNLIMITED ★★★
    Show off your altruism with pride and make a huge difference in the lives of our artisans by being one of our most generous patrons :) In return for your kindness, you will receive our entire collection of products:

    12 pairs of Sandals, 6 Clutches, 4 Bags, 2 Belts, 2 Crossbodies, 1 Necklace & 1 Empowerment Bracelet!!!! That’s 28 Products that you can gift to yourself and to your loved ones!!!

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    ★★★ JUST FOR YOU: PERSONALIZED COLLECTION ★★★
    For being such an awesome human being and supporting us, we would like to honor you by spoiling you with your very own Monogrammed Collection designed by our talented artisans.

    Tell us your favorite colors and we will design a unique never-before-seen line of products exclusively just for you!

    You will get our iconic Beach Bag, Sandals, a cute little clutch, laptop bag, keychain, bracelet and necklace made just for you!!! We will also be sending you a hand-written Thank You note and video message from all our artisans, just to tell you how grateful we are to you.

    Thank You for helping us #EmpowerTalent

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    ★★★ TRIP FOR 2 TO KENYA ★★★
    Enjoy the ultimate experience!!! Single handedly help us reach our goal and be responsible for building a new workshop for our talented artisans!!!

    In recognition of your dedication to making the world a better place, we want you to experience the best of our world firsthand. You will receive 2 flight tickets from any where in the world to Kenya, where we will take you on an unforgettable adventure. Get in touch with your wild side when you go on a Safari in the world-famous Maasai Mara, relax on the white sand beaches of Malindi & Mombasa, and dive into the sights, sounds and tastes of the place we call Home! On this trip, you will also get to meet our talented artisans, see first hand how they go about creating masterpieces, and watch them design something special for you.

    We will also be hosting an honorary dinner in your name during this 7-day holiday, thanking you for being Ikwetta’s biggest contributor and our favorite person :)

    Explore Africa…#EmpowerTalent

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