Eden Diodati is a fashion jewellery designer, working with an extraordinary award winning social cooperative of women who survived the genocide in Rwanda to create exquisite hand-beaded pieces. An Oxford trained lawyer-turned designer, Diodati is passionate about progressive brand philanthropy, continuously building on her social impact through providing increasing numbers of marginalised women with sustainable employment.
Currently, the cooperative provides work for more than 4,000 female genocide survivors in 52 savings cooperatives. Many of these artisans are living with HIV/AIDS after experiencing gender-based violence during the conflict, and these communities provide a safe, social space in which they can make a living.
Diodati’s unique design aesthetic is very much inspired by these women and their skill, courage and faith. Each piece is thoughtfully created using centuries old artisanal craftsmanship and techniques.