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The Leakey Collection was founded in 2002 by Katy and Philip Leakey.

Philip Leakey is the third and youngest son of paleo-anthropologists Drs. Louis and Mary Leakey. He was a Member of Parliament in Kenya for 15 years, a Deputy Member of the Cabinet for 14 years and a Member of Cabinet for 1 year. Philip is known in Kenya for his dedication towards improving conditions for all Kenyan's with particular attention to the areas of business opportunity and the environment.

Katy Leakey is an artist and a designer. Her interest as an artist has been to connect diverse cultures through understanding using art as a vehicle and lecturing in University systems in the United States. Katy Leakey spent time studying ancient cultures in the unexplored areas of the Amazon of Peru and Ecuador before moving to Africa in 2001. In 1964 Allen and Helen O'Brien along with Katy Leakey's parents, Robert and Evelyn Moodey and three others, co-founded the L.S.B. Leakey foundation, lending a cultural anthropological bent towards Katy's life long work in Art.

Their Mission:
A design company built on innovative uses of natural materials to create a line of competitive products in the contemporary global market place. Product lines include interior/home accessories, gift, jewelry and women's fashion accessories. A company dedicated to creating employment opportunities for rural Kenyans. A company dedicated to training and educating people in sound business practices in order to enhance their chances for employment, entrepreneurial opportunities and life long opportunities. A company dedicated to designing new ways of working with natural materials while maintaining environmental and cultural integrity.
A company with the goal of enhancing understanding between Developed Nations and Africa using products and commerce as a vehicle.
 

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        Exotic, beaded, tribal jewelry is plastering the runways, magazines, and department stores. This may be another temporary fashion trend, but I’ve loved the look for as long as I can remember. One of my favorite jewelry lines, The Leakey Collection, embodies this indigenous and earthy style. The company also has an inspiring, eco-friendly story that makes their line a fun and educational purchase that supports sustainable causes. The Leakey Collection is hand-made …
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