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Snare Wire TWIST Jewelry. Style with purpose! Conserve African wildlife and empower fair trade artisans. Order online: www.dsenyo.com
Snare Wire TWIST Jewelry. Style with purpose! Conserve African wildlife and empower fair trade artisans. Order online: www.dsenyo.com
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Dsenyo is a fair trade and ethical fashion company. We are a global tribe that shares a desire to build a better world.

  • Jewelry made from snare wire traps collected by anti-poaching patrols in Zambia, Africa
  • Each piece of jewelry generates $5 for anti-poaching efforts
  • Fair Trade: hand-made by women & artisans in Zambia
  • Jewelry ships to Kickstarter backers in May (in-time for Mother's Day)

 The NEW Snare Wire Twist Collection

Dsenyo is a social enterprise partnering with artisans around the globe and enabling women to become economically empowered through the sale of fair trade gifts and ethical fashion. We believe responsible business can be a powerful tool for social and economic change. We already produce a fair trade jewelry line with artisans in Zambia, Africa and want to expand our snare wire jewelry collection.

Today we're excited to announce that the Snare Wire TWIST line is ready for production.  It was inspired by Hayley Stewart's winning design from our student Design for Change competition last year.  It has been proto-typed, sampled and the artisans in Zambia have been trained. 

The design will be made with actual confiscated snare wire collected by anti-poaching patrols.  The jewelry is meticulously, hand-crafted by the women and artisans at Mulberry Mongoose, Dsenyo's partner artisan group in Zambia, Africa.

With each piece of jewelry sold FIVE dollars is generated for two partner conservation groups in Zambia leading the fight against poaching!  The TWIST in Hayley's design represents uniting people all over the world to strengthen each other in the fight against poaching.

The Campaign

We are working to reach our Big Goal of $50K.  This will allow us to more than double our orders with the artisans and generate more significant support for anti-poaching efforts via jewelry sales this year.  It will also ensure a stable base moving forward so we can offer this jewelry for years to come and provide a reliable revenue stream for the anti-poaching groups and fair trade artisans. 

 Your contributions to the campaign will be invested in fair trade jewelry production, anti-poaching efforts, marketing: to give a voice to the poaching crisis and increased staff hours to help get this jewelry into the hands of people that want to create change.

The Rewards

As a thank you to our Kickstarter backers, we have some fabulous products to offer!  Jewelry is made from actual confiscated snare wire traps, turquoise, freshwater pearl, shell, driftwood, cord and silver-plate earring hooks.

The Issue: Poaching Crisis & Conserving African Wildlife

If poaching is allowed to continue at its current rate, the African Forest elephant is predicted extinct in only 10  years. It's safe to say that we are running out of time.

The sale of each piece of jewelry will generate FIVE dollars for partner conservation groups leading the fight against poaching in Zambia. Plus, much needed employment is created for women and artisans in the rural community surrounding South Luangwa National Park.

Dsenyo's Anti-poaching partners are the Zambian Carnivore Program and the South Luangwa Conservation Society in Zambia, Africa.

 Special Event!

Join us for a special evening as Thandi Mweetwa shares with us her efforts (with the Zambian Carnivore Programme ) to conserve African wildlife and the fight against poaching. She will give a presentation on her work in Zambia with time for Q&A at the end. 

Date: Thursday, April 2, 2015
Time: 7pm - 9pm
Location: Impact Hub Boulder | 1877 Broadway, Suite 100, Boulder, Colorado
Lights appetizers and drinks will be provided.
****This event is FREE and open to the public.
 

Thandiwe Mweetwa, a Zambia native, is a member of the ZCP (Zambia Carnivore Programme) team.  She is the recipient of several educational scholarships and has distinguished herself as a top student. With a B.S. from the University of British Columbia she was recognized with the International Student Humanitarian Award. Thandi is now a graduate student at the University of Arizona. She splits her time between course work at the university and field research in Zambia studying the effects of snare wire poaching and rehabilitation among the lion population. 

Risks and challenges

Dsenyo has been working with artisans groups for over six years and has successfully established partnerships in Malawi, Zambia and Brazil. The Zambia artisan partnership was launched last year and this campaign is to expand that partnership by introducing a new snare wire jewelry line. We believe that with help from our Kickstarter backers we will be strengthened in our ability to successfully maintain and expand the Zambia partnership. In reality, there are always challenges that come with working internationally, in rural communities and in a developing country. We are familiar with these ups and downs and are prepared to overcome them as we have been able to do in the past. Here are some specific challenges we foresee:

EXCEEDING OUR GOAL

Kickstarter projects have the potential to go viral and far exceed their goal. We certainly hope ours does! In general, this only means more good for the essential anti-poaching work we are supporting and the employment created for women and artisans crafting the jewelry. We plan to get rewards out to backers by Mother’s Day 2015. However, if the campaign takes off we will notify you on this site about any shipping delays.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING CHALLENGES

We have already been successfully importing from this artisan group in Zambia. This means that we have our Fish & Wildlife License (designs contain freshwater pearl, shell and leather). Some of the jewelry is already in production in anticipation of campaign support and have built in enough time for the customs clearing process.

GETTING PRODUCT TO OUR SUPPORTERS

We will be shipping all of our rewards out with tracking information so we can keep you updated on its estimated arrival time.

FAIR TRADE COMMITMENT

Dsenyo is a member of the Fair Trade Federation. We are committed to social change, inspired design, fair trade principles, and responsible business practices.

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    ZIMBA SNARE WIRE KEY CHAIN
    • • • One key ring with snare wire coil and hand-carved African blackwood. Supports anti-poaching efforts and made by fair trade artisans. • • • FREE USA shipping.

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    ZIMBA SNARE WIRE LEAF EARRINGS
    • • • One pair of turquoise Zimba Snare Wire Leaf Earrings. Supports anti-poaching efforts and made by fair trade artisans.
    • • • USA shipping in-time for Mother’s Day!

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    SNARE WIRE TWIST EARRINGS
    • • • Early adopter pricing! Be the first to own a pair of turquoise Snare Wire Twist Earrings. Supports anti-poaching efforts and made by fair trade artisans.
    • • • USA shipping in-time for Mother’s Day!

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    ZIMBA SNARE WIRE LEAF EARRINGS & BRACELET SET
    • • • A pair of turquoise Zimba Snare Wire Leaf Earrings plus a turquoise Zimba Snare Wire Bracelet. Supports anti-poaching efforts and made by fair trade artisans.
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    FULL SET ZIMBA SNARE WIRE JEWELRY
    • • • EARLY BIRD RATE (limited to first 50 backers) Own the full set (earrings, bracelet, necklace) from Dsenyo's Zimba Snare Wire Twist Jewelry Line in turquoise. Supports anti-poaching efforts and made by fair trade artisans.
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    FULL SET ZIMBA SNARE WIRE JEWELRY
    • • • Own the full set (earrings, bracelet, necklace) from Dsenyo's Zimba Snare Wire Twist Jewelry Line in turquoise. Supports anti-poaching efforts and made by fair trade artisans.
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    FULL SET SNARE WIRE TWIST JEWELRY
    • • • EARLY BIRD RATE! (limited to the first 30 backers) Be the first to own the full set (earrings, bracelet, necklace) of Dsenyo’s new Snare Wire Twist Jewelry. Supports anti-poaching efforts and made by fair trade artisans.
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    FULL SET SNARE WIRE TWIST JEWELRY
    • • • Early adopter pricing! Be the first to own the full set (earrings, bracelet, necklace) of Dsenyo’s new Snare Wire Twist Jewelry. Supports anti-poaching efforts and made by fair trade artisans.
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    2 FULL SETS - ZIMBA & TWIST SNARE WIRE JEWELRY
    • • • EARLY BIRD RATE (limited to the first 20 backers). You are a giver! Get one full set of Zimba Snare Wire Jewelry, plus an additional full set of Snare Wire Twist Jewelry sent to a friend of your choice! You really want to see this project succeed and you love your friends. Supports anti-poaching efforts and made by fair trade artisans.
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    2 FULL SETS - ZIMBA & TWIST SNARE WIRE JEWELRY
    • • • You are a giver! Get one full set of Zimba Snare Wire Jewelry, plus an additional full set of Snare Wire Twist Jewelry sent to a friend of your choice! You really want to see this project succeed and you love your friends. Supports anti-poaching efforts and made by fair trade artisans.
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    2 FULL SETS - ZIMBA & TWIST SNARE WIRE JEWELRY - PLUS, ASSORTED SET OF 3 LITTLE FRIENDS PLUS ANIMALS
    • • • Everything in the $220 pledge above... PLUS, get 3 of Dsenyo's best-selling Little Friends plush animals. Supports anti-poaching efforts and made by fair trade artisans.
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    2 FULL SETS - ZIMBA & TWIST SNARE WIRE JEWELRY + ASSORTED SET OF 3 LITTLE FRIENDS PLUS ANIMALS + SIGNED PERSONAL NOTE FROM ARTISANS
    • • • Everything in the $300 pledge above... PLUS a signed, personal note from the artisans. You really want to see this project succeed and can give a little extra! Supports anti-poaching efforts and made by fair trade artisans.
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    AFRICAN SAFARI + FULL SET SNARE WIRE TWIST JEWELRY
    • • • Have an unforgettable experience! Jet set on a 5-day (6 nights) safari to the breathtaking South Luangwa Valley of Zambia, Africa. Stay at the world renowned Norman Carr Safari Kapani Lodge. Dine on the patio surrounded by elephant, giraffe, hippo and more. This 5-day, all-inclusive trip includes multiple game drives each day, optional walking safari, top-rate dining, and luxury safari lodging. Plus get a behind the scenes tour to meeting the artisans who craft Dsenyo’s Snare Wire Twist jewelry and learn first-hand about how our local partners are combating the poaching crisis. Also, be the first to receive a full set (earrings, necklace, bracelet) of Dsenyo's new snare wire twist jewelry. Supports anti-poaching efforts and made by fair trade artisans. (International flight expense not included)
    • • • This package is for one person and includes all of the following:
    - Luxury safari chalet with en-suite bathroom and lounge
    - Meals (breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner)
    - Airport transfer to the safari lodge
    - Multiple game drives every day (choice of early morning, mid-day and night-time drives)
    - Optional walking safari
    - Behind the scenes tour of the artisans workshop and studio, and the chance to visit their homes if you want
    - Visit to partner anti-poaching organizations to learn more, first-hand about their effective strategies to help curb poaching in the area
    • • • Many of the popular safari destinations in other countries are over-run with tourists. This really is the REAL deal and gets you to part of Africa that is still un-spoiled and beautiful.

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    AFRICAN SAFARI (for two) + FULL SET SNARE WIRE TWIST JEWELRY
    • • • Includes everything in the reward above, but this package is for TWO people.

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Funding period

- (27 days)