Beautiful hand-crafted pieces from the BLUMA PROJECT have just arrived at the shop. A fair-trade, global, cooperative, Bluma project works directly with women in Africa, whose on site creations earn them a sustainable wage and, essentially, a greater sense of independence. The colorful and textured pieces, constructed out of varying woods, fabrics, and glasses, are also insanely beautiful… Conscious consumerism at its best. Here’s a peak at where Bluma project is currently working:

Rwanda: Bluma project employs women to support themselves toward their own rise in life and spirit by continual education and empowerment. bluma project first worked with women in the Kigali cooperatives to reinvent their local paper beads by adding vibrant signature colors, intended to reflect the energy and strength inherent in Rwandan culture. Through their training in jewelry making, women in these cooperatives now evolve with each season’s exciting design challenges.

Ghana: Intricately designed glass beads, once used for trading and ceremony, are still handcrafted by artisans locally in rural Ghana. bluma project works with women in Accra to transform these beautiful indigenous beads into vibrant bluma necklaces with unique designs and variations. These women have been able to develop their skill sets to increasingly take on complex designs far beyond the local craft and into the world market.


About trovegeneralstore

TROVE GENERAL EST.2010 Trove General, located in Paoli, Pennsylvania, is a men's and women's clothing and accessories store, with a curated collection of home wares, books and apothecary. Stocking brands that value quality and craftsmanship, Trove merges aesthetic and authenticity with heritage brands such as Belstaff, Pendleton, Woolrich, Filson, Blundstone, and Dubarry, while also aiming to constantly introduce fresh brands and ideas suited for an outdoor lifestyle. Harkening back to the days of the original general store, Trove is rooted in it's location and community.. A place meant to make life simpler and more enjoyable. Welcomed feedback or inquires please email info@trovegeneral.com. 19 Paoli Shopping Center Paoli, PA 19301 Monday-Saturday: 10-5 Sunday: 12-5 P~ 484.320.8626
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