What do you do with remnants of small threads and premium fabric too short to be made into clothes but too beautiful to be thrown to waste? Lolita and Stacy found the answer to this question: crochet earrings! Lolita and Stacy live on the paradise island of Mauritius and are the forces behind these colorful pieces of jewelry and accessories made from the leftover yarn and fabric. Inspired by their island’s natural beauty and wanting to do something to keep the oceans clean and serene, they started their upcycling journey.
Lolita and Stacy work together with local artisans of Mauritius to make beautiful crop tops. The sewing, cutting and knitting of crop tops leaves behind small pieces of yarn and fabric in many different colors and patterns; these small pieces of fabric are abundant and too good to be thrown away but also too small to make other crop tops. One day, one of the artisans was messing around and accidentally made a beautiful earring from the leftover pieces of yarn. This was the spark that ignited the idea of making jewelry and accessories in their heads. They thought to themselves, “why not tap into our expertise in crotchet weaving and handcrafting to make accessories and jewelry using these remnants?” Not only would it put the leftover pieces of yarn and fabric to good use but it would also supplement their base income to help support their families and families of the artisans working with them.
Now these two women make unique styles of women's earrings, women’s headbands, kids’ hair accessories in beautiful colors and patterns. The old art of crochet weaving gets styled in a modern trendy way in their products.
We are so proud of them and excited to have their collection on our website.