WHY WE LOVE THEM - Fair trade, Unique finds, handmade, supports artisans
This long versatile necklace is adorned with cotton tassels and can be worn multiple ways. The delicate design is a mix of traditional Indian techniques with modern bohemian.
Measurements: Chain L 25"
Handmade with love in India
As with all handcrafted goods, there are slight variations making each piece a work of art and truly one of a kind.
MATERIAL & CARE INSTRUCTIONS
Material: Zinc alloy metal + Cotton tassels
PROCESSING & DELIVERY
This item takes 1-2 business days to process and delivers within 3-4 business days.
The art of jewelry making is as old as the Indian civilization itself. For centuries women have been adorned in intricate, ornamental designs. The innovative techniques and designs have evolved over time but the jewelry remains true to Indian culture and traditions.
This collection of elegant, statement jewelry is handcrafted by a cooperative of women artisans located in rural areas around Delhi, Ghaziabad and Meerut India. The women, who were previously unemployed, are empowered with the means to earn a fair wage. They are able to work from home where they can also look after their children. The co-op doesn’t just give the artisans a source of income, but also provides respect in a society where women are viewed as second-class citizens. The artisans draw inspiration from traditional Indian jewelry designs and strive to retain the innate nature of each raw material while keeping a global audience in mind.
SLATE + SALT
SLATE + SALT was founded by an avid traveller who felt the need to share her stories and finds with the world. She recognized the beauty of hand crafted products as opposed to mass produced goods made in factories. She saw an opportunity to give a worldwide customer base to artisans in rural villages. Through frequent trips and partnerships with Fair Trade cooperatives, she fosters relationships to bring ever-changing handcrafted designs to the globally minded nomad.
With this brand you will own products that are made with love in a sustainable way! With every purchase you are enabling rural artisans in underdeveloped nations care for their families and continue to live in their own communities.
When you purchase ethically produced goods you are helping to break the cycle of poverty by supporting programs that empower women entrepreneurs and educate children. Fair trade restores dignity to the artisans and assists women to become role models to their communities. The economic empowerment gives them the opportunity to stay in their villages and they will be less likely to migrate to urban areas. All products you purchase have an impact on the social change of our world.
Because products are handmade and hand-dyed each piece is special, one of a kind, and slight variations occur.