Fight Poaching with Jewelry Made from Recycled Snare Wire

Fair trade jewelry is about more than fashion. The Zimba Snare Wire collection by Mulberry Mongoose includes beautiful jewelry pieces that empower women and conservation of animals.

Mulberry Mongoose is committed to giving back to the community and supporting conservation efforts. To fight poaching, the women in the Mulberry Mongoose cooperative created the recycled snare wire collection. Anti-poaching patrols collect wire from the snare wire traps, simultaneously removing poacher’s traps and providing materials for jewelry. And many beautiful products have come from these repurposed traps.

The Mulberry Mongoose cooperative is an artisan initiative in Zambia’s South Luangwa Valley. Located in a remote area, Mulberry Mongoose artisans design and craft jewelry inspired by the African bush. They use locally and ethically sourced materials such as tagua, semi-precious stones, freshwater pearls, and wooden debris, along with the collected snare wires.

Not only do these pieces make a statement against animal cruelty, but they also take physical action against it. For every piece of snare wire jewelry sold, a $5 donation is made to nonprofits focused on wildlife conservation and anti-poaching efforts.

Empowering Women and Eliminating Environmental Impact through Fair Trade

The artisans at Mulberry Mongoose work with Dsenyo, a Jesus’ Economy partner. Dsenyo is committed to limiting negative environmental impact and uses sustainable dyes and fibers, such as buriti palm, jute, and organic cotton whenever possible. They compost organic scraps and repurpose textile remnants.

Dsenyo works alongside artisans to improve situations for impoverished people, promote a holistic economy, respect cultural traditions, and build global relationships. Together, Jesus' Economy and Dsenyo are empowering female artisans from Africa and Latin America. 

The Zimba Snare Wire Collection 

The Zimba Snare Wire collection mixes snare wire with semi-precious stones, freshwater pearls, and hand carved wooden beads. Help reshape the world by purchasing from this collection. 

Earrings from Zambia: Snare Wire Leaf Charm in Turquoise


Earrings from Zambia: Snare Wire Leaf Charm in White

Necklaces from Zambia: Snare Wire Long

Necklaces from Zambia: Snare Wire Short

Necklaces from Zambia: Snare Wire Silver Chain

Shopping fair trade can transform and empower artisans like Esnart. Join us in transforming lives through fair tradeSupport conservation with an incredible piece from the Snare Wire jewelry collection

Charlotte Van Werven
Charlotte Van Werven


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