The Candy Collection is a cross-cultural collaboration between Planet Hiitu, a German based ethical lifestyle brand founded by two sisters and Urban Artefacts.
Incorporating materials locally found in Kenya, the Candy Collection set in brass, is a contrast of texture and colour. The smooth glossy finish of the hand-rolled, brightly glazed Kazuri clay beads provide a playful accent to the grainy Ankole cow horn disks.
Ankole Watusi is a breed of a cattle indigenous to East Africa. Livestock farming is critical to the economic sustainability of specific communities. The horn is sourced as byproduct to the food industry, animals are not harmed to procure the horn. The beads are made from clay sourced from Mount Kenya and hand-rolled by women, providing employment to over 300 women.