Water, or "maji" in Kiswahili, is at the heart of daily struggle in Kenya and her neighboring countries. Villages struggle for access to clean and filtered drinking water, while at other times torrential rains can turn the dusty roads into muddy trenches. Yet at its heart, it is the source of life - and in its pursuit communities band together to ensure they have access and protect this precious resource. The maji cuff is an adjustable, elegantly simple reminder of this life sustaining resource we are all called to protect. 100% brass and made in Kenya.
Free Shipping and Free 90-Day Returns*
Ash & Rose now offers free options for shipping AND returns! We've also extended our return policy to 90 days, so you have plenty of time to decide.
We'll ship your order of $100 or more for free to any USA or Canadian address when you choose the Free Shipping option. All other orders will have shipping fees calculated at checkout. We do ship internationally and fees are calculated at checkout.
We're also offering free return postage on all domestic orders when you choose to receive an exchange or store credit. For a refund back to your original form of payment, you can print a return shipping label for a flat fee of $5.95, or ship yourself using a carrier of your choice. International customers must handle their own return shipments.
Visit our Returns Portal for complete details and to initiate your return.
About Sasa Designs
Sasa Designs by the Deaf was started in 2011 to provide employment and fair wages to deaf women in Kenya. With an estimated unemployment rate of 85% nationwide, few deaf have ever had the opportunity to support themselves or explore their potential. Deafness in Kenya carries grave stigma that leads to deaf individuals being ostracized and in the worst of cases, abused. Upon joining Sasa Designs, a deaf woman becomes an artisan – carefully cultivating a skill set that grows along with her confidence. A woman who has spent a lifetime feeling like a burden, can now take care of herself and her children.
Sasa Designs is a catalyst for transformation.
Our workshop in Kenya employs 13 deaf women full time, with plans to expand in the coming year. Sasa Designs plans to hire more deaf women and men in the future, while continuing to explore new materials and markets around the world. With four years of seasonal collections under our belt, we are beginning to expand our work to engage artisans beyond Kenya - starting in Haiti! We are proving that physically and geographically isolated artisans have the capacity, skill and vision to compete in the global accessories market. The artisans of Sasa Designs by the Deaf have started a new chapter in their lives, working each day to build a better life: for themselves, for their children, and for our global community as a whole. Sasa Designs envisions a world in which individuals can benefit from participation in the global market regardless of their gender, geographic location or physical characteristics.