CELEBRATING MODERN AFRICAN JEWELRY DESIGN

LIKE HYENAS, AFRICAN DESIGN IS OFTEN MISREPRESENTED.

Hyenas have roamed Africa throughout human history and are rooted in many tribes' mythologies. They are smart, social and the craftiest scavenger of the bush. But, they are also one of the most misunderstood and misrepresented animals.   

Likewise, modern African design is often misrepresented. There is so much more to African design than leopard print, safari fashion and curios.

CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN DESIGN IS DYNAMIC & INNOVATIVE. 

African designers look to global trends, reinterpreting them, using local materials, their personal social contexts and the refinement of traditional crafts.

CHERISH THE UNIQUE. RESPECT THE DESIGNER.

At Pop Hyena, we support designers that create work that not only excites us, but is also:

 

  • SUSTAINABLE: Quality work focused on creating treasured heritage items (the antithesis to fast fashion and disposable consumerism)
  • FAIR & SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE: Products are fairly traded and produced under socially responsible conditions, which respect and protect local communities and artisans.

FOR THE GLOBALLY MINDED, THE PROUD CULTIVATORS OF THE UNIQUE & THOSE INSPIRED BY THE ENERGY & BEAUTY OF AFRICA.