This fabulous necklace features 2 strands of fabric covered beads in a multitude of colors and shapes. The artisans individually cover each handmade wooden bead with recycled remnants of discarded vintage cotton saris and quilts. The beads are made from salvaged wood scraps.
Measures approximately 20" around (at longest strand), plus a 3" extender chain.
Please note: colors may vary slightly as each bead is individually handmade.
All of our products are shipped with cards containing information about fair trade and the corresponding artisan group.
ABOUT THE ARTISANS
Our kantha jewelry collection is handmade in a fair trade women's cooperative in India. The artisans are paid excellent wages and have seen their standard of living greatly increase through fair trade practices. In addition, Worldfinds, the company working with the women, has established the Girls Education Fund, which provides scholarships for marginalized girls to continue school. In India it is estimated that 64% of adolescent girls are forced to leave school early to take care of younger siblings, help run the household or for arranged marriages.