Social enterprise sells upcycled accessories from artists with disability

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Founded by an artist, the ZulaGal Retro art company is a business with a social purpose. Based in Durban, South Africa, ZulaGal Retro works with young people with disabilities and special needs. In addition, local self-employed artists teach them crafting skills to help them earn a living from their work. Much of the local skilled crafting knowledge is passed down between generations, with many of the artists living rurally and practicing native Zulu beading techniques. Items for sale include accessories such as beaded sunglasses, necklaces, cuffs and belts, along with homewares and decorations. The company also uses upcycling techniques to…

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