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Why the paper beads?
You would have noticed that TLASA’s logo contains two strings of beads, a mixture of wooden and paper beads. People often ask us why we chose to add these beads into the logo. There are two reasons. Firstly, we wanted to give TLASA a new identity when it started out as being a multi-stakeholder organisation without changing the known logo too much. Therefore we just exchanged the lines for beads and changed the colour of the writing. Secondly, beads have a symbolic meaning that we would like as part of the TLASA identity. Let us explain the significance. Beads are unique. Even two beads made from the same page in a magazine would not be identical. It all depends on the process of bead-making, what it has gone through to be what it is. Beads are made from different materials. Some are wooden, others are made from paper or glass.