Kenya is at home on both sides of the equator, finding comfort in a temperate climate and virtually year round sun. The equator studs find a similar balance, somewhere in the middle of a stud's simplicity but with a bit more to notice in their dramatic shape. 100% handmade of brass in Kenya, these are our newest wardrobe staple at Sasa Designs. The Equator Studs measure roughly 1.5" in height.
Sasa Designs by the Deaf launched in Fall 2011 with the goal of providing employment and fair wages to Deaf artisans in Kenya. With an estimated unemployment rate of 85% among the Deaf in Kenya, few will have an opportunity to discover their potential, work in dignity and earn a fair wage. Employers are simply not willing to deal with the communication issues that arise working with the Deaf.
Sasa Designs gives Deaf artisans the chance they’ve been waiting for – the chance to learn new skills, to discover what they are capable of and to feel productive. A subsidiary of DOOR International, Sasa Designs by the Deaf provides training and employment for Deaf women who have faced a lifetime of discrimination. For the first time, they are recognized for their potential, and not for their inability to communicate with the world at large.