About – Kaleidoscope Beauty

About

Kaleidoscope Beauty is a contemporary jewellery brand with philanthropy at the heart of our work. Our unique pieces are hand-made by Kenyan artisans determined to turn their lives around. From young mothers, to reformed criminals and street boys, faced with the burden of multigenerational poverty, lack of sanitation, and the harsh realities of living in the slums.

Given the right tools, and an opportunity for a career, our artisans are trained to create; through beadwork and brass-work, which in turn creates job opportunities for them, and provides a sustainable source of income.

With experience spanning over 15 years, our pieces are original, and where possible, avoiding the excessive use of plastic, in line with our goal of sustainability.

Our Founder and Director Umutoni Thuku-Benzinge, previous Miss Scuba Kenya 2014 has always been keen to combine her worlds together. Being of both Kenyan and Rwandese heritage, and growing up in the UK, her quest to amalgamate all three cultures together in a business model led her to creating Kaleidoscope Beauty.

A global citizen and avid scuba diver, keen to give back to rural communities in a sustainable way. Umutoni never loses sight of a woman's power to turn heads when she enters a room. Kaleidoscope Beauty is dedicated to showcase bold, edgy, statement pieces that are unapologetically African.

Where possible, we're keen to showcase the beauty of a rich continent, and share African stories through all that we do. Collaborating with creatives on the continent and giving credit, where it is due.