Respect the Earth Multi-strand Necklace, India

This fabulous necklace features a mix of 6 strands of gold and recycled kantha textile beads. The artisans cover handmade wooden beads with remnants of discarded vintage cotton saris and quilts.  

Measures 15" at the shortest strand, with a 3" extender chain.

Please note: colors will vary as each bead is individually made.

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.


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