Mala Collective, in partnership with Aum Rudraksha Designs, creates handmade mala beads in Bali, Indonesia. Made from gemstones and rudraksha seeds that are sustainably harvested, the beads are hand-strung by a collective of artisans who receive fair trade wages and benefit from profit sharing. Mala Collective provides local employment for artisans and farmers alike, from the planting of the rudraksha trees, to harvesting the seeds and then handcrafting the malas.
Beyond providing fair trade wages and profit sharing to its artisan partners, Mala Collective gives to social causes. The organization is committed to Opportunity International, an enterprise that provides micro-loans to entrepreneurs in the developing world, and donates a share of profits to Bumi Sehat, a nonprofit birthing and wellness center in Bali.