Sharing

During a trip to India, designer Katia Samson encountered three formerly exiled nuns, who had spent years imprisoned in Tibet after peacefully protesting against Chinese occupation. During their time in prison, the nuns learned a particular technique for weaving fabric together with stones, thus creating pieces of jewellery charged with history and emotion. Incredibly touched by their story, Katia Samson founded Sharing, a jewellery brand inspired by the nuns’ unique savoir-faire. Samson continues to work with the women, now located in Belgium where they have political asylum, and with other people she has encountered on her various overseas trips. Today, Sharing’s jewellery workshops can be found in Dharamsala, Kashmir, and Rajhastan where they employ local families and artisans. With technique, creativity, and culture behind the brand, Sharing has all the makings of a creative collective.

Sharing