We Practice Inspired Trade
... women supporting women.
HairZings are 100% hand beaded by women artisans working in small businesses, collectives, workshops, or home environments. We offer dignified work, flexible schedules, and the ability to earn fair wages.
is produced by the Maasai women in Kenya. They enthusiastically launched their collective "Olorien" (meaning "olive tree") and are proud to sustain themselves using their legendary beading skills.
ASIA: HairZing is also made in rural China. Due to lack of jobs, women are forced to leave their children behind for factory labor in larger cities. Because of the distance, they are often separated from their children for most of the year. As an alternative, we etablished a worker-centered company where the women are able to stay with their families, earn fair wages, and control when and where they work.
Ultimately, our goal is that every woman involved with HairZing - from craftswomen to customers - is bettered in some way because of our products.
We take great care to use as many renewable and recyclable materials as possible. For example, this often means substituting bamboo beads (a renewable resource) for wooden beads, or glass for plastic whenever possible.
Living in an imperfect world, we cannot always find as environmentally friendly materials as we would like… but we keep looking. We are dedicated to offering superior quality, gorgeous products without sacrificing the planet we share.
We welcome your suggestions on raw materials and/or processes which can further improve our efforts.
We are Growing and Always Evolving
We love to hear from our customers! Please take a moment to contact us with suggestions OF ANY KIND. We are constantly evolving and your input is vital to us on every level.