ambiente ethical style report
Successful, fair and well-connected, the Dutch company Van Verre works in countries along historical trade routes. The collections, ranging from jewellery to home textiles, are created together with local artisans and combine traditional techniques with the idea of upcycling. Many of the long-term projects transform problems into solutions. One example is the bracelet series of the Bozo tribe (Mali). The people here suffer from the pollution of their home river. With Van Verre, the women began to collect the flip-flops that washed up on the riverbank, melt them down and make colourful pieces of jewellery out of them.
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