Beautiful, ethical, exotic: Since Voss Foundation’s staff and Board first started visiting our clean water, sanitation, and hygiene projects across Sub-Saharan Africa, people have asked us to bring back the crafts made by our beneficiary communities. In 2011, we began selling these goods at our fundraising events. In the following years, our African Bazaar has grown exponentially and we now work with a dedicated committee of editors, designers, stylists and taste-makers to curate the collection.
Many of the pieces are made by the very artisans who benefit from our projects; by purchasing the work they are able to do more productively with clean water, our African Bazaar further magnifies our Ripple Effect and mission of using clean water, sanitation, and hygiene as a means to enable community-driven development. See a great write-up in the November 2012 issue of Financial Times’ How to Spend It!
You can shop Voss Foundation’s African Bazaar at our fundraisers and events around the world.
Inspired by Africa, designed in Norway: Jewelry designers Camilla Prytz, Trine Ditlevsen, and Tanya Ross of Sophia Rose Jewelry have designed beautiful and unique pieces of jewelry to raise funds for and awareness of Voss Foundation’s mission providing access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene enables community development in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Karen Egren for Voss Foundation
Karen Egren, founder and designer of celebrity favorite Karen Egren Jewelry is a longtime champion of Voss Foundation and sponsor of our Women Helping Women campaign and events. Since 2013, she has designed dedicated capsule collections with 20% of sales donated to Voss Foundation, supporting our work providing access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene as a means to enable community-driven development in Sub-Saharan Africa and raising awareness of the ongoing need in the region.