Arguably South Africa’s most iconic, dynamic and inspiring crafts-based social enterprise, Monkeybiz is leading the revival of beading traditions by crafting from a fresh, imaginative perspective.
Monkeybiz is an economic upliftment project dedicated to reviving the traditional craft of African Beadwork and empowering women to become financially independent.
Since 2000, Monkeybiz has supported its 450 bead artists to continue creating these unique artworks. All profits from the sale of artworks go back into the community.
One of the most significant achievements of the Monkeybiz is that it recognises and develops the artistic ability of people who may have never had the opportunity to express themselves through art. Monkeybiz provides a platform for beaders to become artists within their own right.