Founded in 2002, Katy and Philip Leakey are the owners and pioneers of the natural, African-made, sustainable jewelry and elegant, handcrafted products called The Leakey Collection. Both Katy & Philip are impassioned individuals with a strong conviction to connect communities worldwide and to nurture our planet with sustainable practices. Their love for nature combined with their talents in interior design and arts gave birth to a collection of high end fashion jewelry, a new skin care line, and home interior accessories in pure natural elegance!
Based in the Rift Valley of Kenya, East Africa, these renowned designers used natural elements of fallen wood, sustainable grass and “bush fired” porcelain to create uniquely exotic products. Each colorful piece contains vibrant design appeal while giving back to those that produce it.
The Leakey Collection protects the environment while giving economic opportunity to local communities in Kenya. Its natural elegance distinguishes this high end product line as one of the world's premier offerings.
Sold in stores worldwide, The Leakey Collection is also a proud member of the Fair Trade Federation and Green America.
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 the Cabinet for 1 year. Philip is known in Kenya for his dedication towards improving conditions for all Kenyans 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. Katy 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.
Today the Leakeys live in Kenya where they revel in the African safari lifestyle while managing the daily operations of the Maasai and their business.