Mala Collective pieces are handmade by female artisans throughout Asia, using traditional techniques. Each necklace is hand-knotted between every bead — this is an authentic feature of a mala. All of their bracelets are hand-strung. Every mala necklace and bracelet uses real gemstones. (They never use plastic or dyed glass.) They also use real sandalwood from India and rudraksha from Indonesia.