Ashley’s work in Africa began in 2006 when she volunteered for the Clinton HIV/AIDS Foundation in Rwanda. Deeply touched by what she encountered there, Ashley set out to utilize the skills she acquired in law school and the finance industry to build a sustainable company that would provide employment and business training to local artisans. Today, Ashley Pittman employs over 75 artisans in Kenya, providing them with fair wages, expansion opportunities, and business development training.
Ashley Pittman reinterprets the power and simplicity expressed in the shapes and textures of centuries-old African jewelry. Each piece is entirely handcrafted in Kenya featuring repurposed horn, semiprecious gemstones, bronze and materials indigenous to East Africa.
The horn is sourced from Kenyan Ankole cows that are a food source for the local community and villages. The animals are not harmed in order to obtain their horn, and livestock farming is a sustainable, pasture-based system. Due to the nature of the horn, which varies from dark, black-brown to marbled tan and white, each pieces is one of a kind and unique.
Ashley Pittman donates 10% of all profits to help fund the Kamboo Dispensary and Kathiani Primary School in an area of Kenya particularly hard-hit by prolonged drought. Through the Ashley Pittman Foundation, the school has been provided with a source for clean, de-salinated drinking water, student uniforms, school supplies, hot lunches for the students, and teacher salaries. The dispensary serves a population of over 4,000 people who previously had no access to basic healthcare. These projects are built using volunteer labor from surrounding villages. It is the hope of Ashley Pittman to expand the area and scope that The Foundation is able to serve, affecting measurable change.Donate
The bronze in our pieces will naturally develop a patina over time. To better preserve your Ashley Pittman jewelry, we recommend keeping the jewelry away from oils, lotions and fragrances. Store your jewelry in an airtight container and use a jewelry polishing cloth periodically to help maintain a shiny bronze finish.
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Any damage that occurs from normal wear within 6 months of purchase will be repaired free of charge.
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