The Lasting Footprints range is inspired by the need for us to consider the positive impact we could potentially have on various eco-systems in Kenya. The first place we have started with is the Maasai Mara: arguably one of the most significant eco-systems in Africa.
The Making of... Lasting Footprints Necklace Series
"WE DO NOT INHERIT OUR LAND FROM OUR ANCESTORS, WE BORROW IT FROM OUR CHILDREN"
The issue of human-wildlife conflict boils down to the simple fact that resource sharing is proving difficult, given that the environment cannot keep up with the current level of grazing. Our solution is to enrich this natural environment, through the Lasting Footprints jewellery range.
The range has been entirely inspired and created using the natural phenomena found with the Masai Mara's Olare Motorogi conservancy. Tracking mainly animal footprints with the help of our partners Porini Camps & Air Kenya, we were able to cast moulds of the imprints left on the earth by the wildlife we are seeking to protect.
After locating the tracks of some of the most impactful creatures within the Mara eco-system, we took these casts back to our workshop just outside of Nairobi. Working with highly skilled Kenyan artisans, we began the process of moulding and scaling the original footprints into pendants.
These pendants have all been handcrafted by melting down old pipes, broken locks & waste machinery. Each element of the Lasting Footprints range is 100% eco-friendly and employs only recycled materials. Below (right) are some of the original moulds we cast.