'Mbale' means 'Plate' in Tumbuka, the language of Northern Malawi, where each piece was made by hand in the solar-powered workshop of YEWO.
m a k e r + s t o r y
Meet YEWO, meaning 'thank you.' Founded by duo Maddy and Kyle in 2018, YEWO is a social enterprise and a jewelry design studio based in both Asheville, NC and Manchewe Village, Malawi. Every YEWO piece is thoughtfully hand fabricated in their Malawi based workshop using both unique and traditional metal working techniques. By choosing to make products in the way they do, they directly create jobs in Malawi that encourage growth, financial stability, and a family-like workplace. In addition, a portion of YEWO sales are invested in local community development initiatives in Malawi.