Ways of Change collection fuses the traditional brass jewelry skills of the Kayan craftsman together with modern influence to create a unique collection of handcrafted jewelry and accessories.
Ways of Change is an ethical fashion brand connecting people affected by conflict and migration to a global community. We offer fair wages to refugees so that they may support and empower themselves through entrepreneurship while sustaining and building upon their traditional skills. Where possible, our products are made from upcycled, organic, natural, cruelty-free, fairly traded and locally sourced materials.
CARING FOR YOUR HANDCRAFTED JEWELRY
Caring for Brass Jewelry
Brass jewelry can patina over time. Traditionally, Kayan people clean their brass regularly, daily even, to prevent tarnishing.
Your brass jewelry has been cleaned using a traditional method before getting to you. This means using soapy water, something sour, lemon or tamarind, and another metal, such as a scour pad, to scrub.
If you prefer your brass jewelry to have a shiny appearance you can replicate this at home using regular dish soap, lemon and a scouring pad as often as you like
The artisans working with Ways of Change are re-claiming the right to create exclusive and handcrafted jewelry and accessories.
Your product tells a story of its own, conveyed through the imprints of a hammer and scrapes of a machete, left behind by traditional tools and skills.
Ways of Change honors the human element, which our artisans represent thus no two pieces from our collections will be identical just as no two people are the same.
WoC’s pieces are handmade by a few artisans and so our collections are limited editions. Once the artisans have finished creating one collection, they move on to the next, making each piece exclusive and unique.