Bili Beadwear

Minimum $150

About Bili Beadwear

Bili Beadwear reveres craft as one of the purest expressions of culture. Handcrafted items build bridges not only from human to human but also from culture to culture. In a  world, that is too often preoccupied by, and divided by our differences, the unifying power of handcraft must not be overlooked.

Through their beadwork, the women of Bili Beadwear work creatively in community to encourage unity and solidarity.

‘umntu ngumntu ngabantu’ in Xhosa when translated to English means ‘I am because you are’ or it is the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity. Bili Beadwear crafts original products to mark this truth and to share it with the world.

Bili Beadwear’s flagship product is a wide variety of ‘worn to be seen’ removable beaded bra straps designed to replace regular straps with a colourful and comfortable alternative. By attaching to strapless bras, Bili straps are carefully crafted to present artful adornment, as inspired by South African cultures.

The beads are handwoven onto a comfortable elastic filament with a length adjusting section attached to the back of the straps making this a one-size product.

Ships from: South Africa

Categories: Accessories

Sampling: Yes

Customization: Yes. Contact us at info@poweredbypeople.com for custom requests.

Impact

  • Heritage Craft

  • Eco-Materials

  • Woman Led

  • Handmade

  • Sustainable

  • Innovation

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