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Love Is Project x The White Feather Foundation Collaboration - Julian Lennon

September 23, 2021 4 min read 1 Comment

 

The White Feather Foundation collaborates with Love Is Project offering three feather jewelry products

 

Imagine that. 

You never know who watches your Shark Tank episode! When one door closes, another opens: Mark Cuban said he didn't see how he could add value as an investor, but someone just as important wanted to get involved with us. After our episode aired, we were thrilled that Julian Lennon, founder of the non-profit The White Feather Foundation, reached out to us to collaborate on a collection. As they say, birds of a feather flock together and we both were already working in many of the same countries. Fast forward seven months later, and we couldn't be more excited to launch our TWFF x Love Is Project artisan-made exclusive pieces from Kenya, Colombia and Indonesia. 

'Love is caring, sharing & having empathy for all living creatures & our environment.
I believe in the preservation of Indigenous Cultures, their Wisdom & their Crafts … 
So when I came across the ‘Love is Project’ I felt there was a synergy, a natural connection between what they were doing & what The White Feather Foundation were doing. It just made sense to me, to reach out to them, to build an alliance..."
—Julian Lennon

 

The pieces in this collection symbolize our commitment to making the world a better place through meaningful projects that support and benefit people and environments all over the world! 

 

See the Collection

Each piece of handmade jewelry in the collection is a variation on a feather. Feathers have an important significance to Julian Lennon and many Indigenous tribes. We love that the designs for these exclusive pieces are influenced by the culture of the country they were made in!

Meet the TWFF Feather Engraved Camel Bone Necklace! We believe in a no waste philosophy, so each pendant is hand carved from upcycled  camel bone feather pendant with suede necklace. Made in Kibera, Kenya. 

 

The White Feather Foundation collaborates with Love Is Project white feather camel bones

 

 

The White Feather Foundation collaborates with Love Is Project white feather engraved upcylced unisex camel bone necklace

 

Here's the Black & White TWFF Feather Necklace! We decided to create a white feather inspired beaded necklace pendant with the artisans we work with in Colombia. Feathers are used culturally and ceremonially within the Indigenous Embera Chami tribe that makes and beads these creations.

 

The White Feather Foundation collaborates with Love Is Project feather necklace Black and White

 

 

The White Feather Foundation collaborates with Love Is Project feather necklace Black and White

 


Introducing the unisex TWFF Silver Feather Cuff! Balinese artisans are world renowned for their intricate craftsmanship. We created a sterling feather silver cuff as an elegant symbol and a reminder to preserve Indigenous design. Made in Bali, Indonesia.
Love Is Project Balinese silversmith artisan making Bali silver jewelry
Love Is Project Balinese silversmith artisan making Bali silver jewelry
The White Feather Foundation x Love Is Project offering Balinese artisan made unisex silver feather cuff paired with zodiac silver charm
The White Feather Foundation x Love Is Project offering Balinese artisan made unisex silver feather cuff

 


About the White Feather Foundation 

The White Feather Foundation brings awareness to worthy organizations by amplifying their voices, expanding their supporter communities and providing funding for their initiatives. They support projects across the globe that protect and preserve Indigenous cultures; foster education and good health for young girls in developing nations; conserve and sustain our environment; and provide access to clean water. 

How It All Began

Julian Lennon - The White Feather Foundation x Love Is Project collaboration
Julian Lennon photo by Deborah Anderson

“Dad once said to me, that should he pass away, if there was some way of letting me know he was going to be ok—that we were all going to be ok—the message would come to me in the form of a White Feather. Then something happened to me, whilst on tour with the album,Photograph Smile, in Australia. I was presented with a White Feather by an Aboriginal tribal elder, from The Mirning People, which definitely took my breath away.

The White Feather Foundation was created for the purpose of giving a voice and support to those who cannot be heard. The tribal elders asked for my help, as I could bring awareness to their plight and to others who were suffering the same. Having had the White Feather bestowed upon me, I knew this endeavor was to be part of my destiny. One thing for sure is that the White Feather has always represented peace to me, as well as communication …” —Julian Lennon, Founder & Chief Visionary Officer 

TWFF Area of Giving: The Preservation of Indigenous Cultures

The harmony of our natural world lies in the balance between Mother Gaia and her inhabitants. With respect for the wisdom and experience of the Indigenous people who have loved and cultivated the land for thousands of years, we can together conserve our shared resources for future generations to come. Past projects to help tribal communities include the preservation of sacred land sites, clean water wells and the implementation of sustainable water systems and pandemic relief through food, sanitation supplies and medical testing.

 

Our Impact on Indigenous Cultures 

When you buy a piece from the Love Is Project x The White Feather Foundation collection, you can help make a lasting impact on the world. You're not only supporting LIP artisans, but helping preserve Indigenous cultures, give people access to clean water, giving girls the resources to go to school, and more. Explore the collaboration and see the progress we've already made!

Learn more about our Indigenous artisans in ColombiaThe Embera Chami make our Rainbow Heart Collection and now make the Black & White TWFF Feather Necklace too! 

In Kenya, Ben Omondi is an old friend from Kibera, a neighborhood unfortunately known as one of the largest slums in Kenya. Ben trains and employs artisans in the art of upcycling waste into products; their motto is "No Waste." You'd never know that our TWFF Feather Engraved Camel Bone Necklace was upcycled!

In Bali, Indonesia, our silversmith artisans remain true to their heritage of centuries-old techniques that have been handed down from father to son and now shared by a mother and daughter team. Besides making the TWFF Silver Feather Cuff, they are the minds behind many of the products in our Love Luxe Collection.

 


1 Response

CATherine 🐈 Hamel
CATherine 🐈 Hamel

October 02, 2021

I love supporting creative pieces by those indigenous. These pieces are lovely. Curious tho – the camel’s die from age or disease, with their bones being harvested from the remains? The camels’ are NOT killed for their bones, are they? The answer is important for me to know prior to my making any purchase. Thank you❣️

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