Legacy Collection, as a female-driven company has created a story-telling beaded range to honour the beauty, strength and resilience of women. The beaded earring range has symbolically been named after female royal titles:
Queen, Princess, Dame, Duchess, Lady in Waiting … and more.
The Legacy Collection is beaded by local women who are one of the most at risk in our population for gender-based violence. South Africa, unfortunately, has one of the highest rape and violence against women globally, and we are raising awareness and rehabilitating women who have been affected by this violence.
Legacy Collection encourages women from across the world not to be ruled by their circumstances or their past of shame and hurt. To know their worth by creating a legacy through creativity, adaptability and resilience.
Our Royal title on our earrings encourages ALL women globally to wear these to embrace their feminism and enjoy telling their story by wearing these unique, sometimes bold but intricately beaded pieces.
History of Beading in Africa:
Traditionally, beadwork was made as a token of love from a woman to her man, but modern beadwork is made for commercial purposes. People were also traditionally buried with their prized possessions, which usually included their beadwork