Accessories designer Amy Fleuriot and craft development expert Bee Friedman first met in 2011 while walking their dogs in London.
They quickly discovered a common love of design, animals and sustainability, which they turned into Hiro + Wolf - appropriately named after their two dogs.
Working between East London and East Africa, Amy and Bee give traditional craft modern appeal by combining a minimalist aesthetic with their love of colour and print.
Hiro + Wolf produces all its jewellery in collaboration with small-scale artisans and craft groups in East Africa. Among them is the Bombolulu Workshop, offering people with physical disabilities the opportunity for better livelihoods through training and employment.
Amy and Bee regularly travel to Kenya to oversee jewellery production and ensure working conditions are safe and dignified. They're committed to paying fair wages to all of the artisans involved in making their jewellery.
Amy and Bee have deliberately partnered with artisans who would otherwise not have access to international markets. By helping local businesses to grow and providing stable employment with fair wages, Hiro + Wolf is contributing to a better life for both the artisans and their families.
Working with natural, locally-sourced materials such as bone, wood and horn as well as brass and aluminium, Amy and Bee are dedicated to reducing the environmental impact of their production methods. You can find our Hiro + Wolf collection here.
All images courtesy of Hiro + Wolf