This very trendy, very fashionable fair trade necklace is made out of bones from animals that have died of natural causes. Sophisticated yet earthy with a definite tribal look is crafted from ethically sourced cotton and bones. The men and women responsible for making this necklace and much of the jewelry we carry are incredible craftswomen. The have united in a co-op and adopted the fair trade principles to give their products new meanings and gain control over their future and that of their kids. Remember that Vavavida gives part of its revenues on each product to non-profit organizations like Project Concern International and in programs that focus on women empwoerment across the world.
What began as a small artisan group working from tiny, congested work spaces in Old Delhi, the Metal Jewelry Group is now a large community of over 100 artisans focusing on education and improvements in health and environmental impacts.Thanks to the application of fair trade standards the artisans have had an increase in wages and community growth and has allowed them to fulfill their basic requirements for a decent living.
Due to the sustainable growth of this community, the group has begun keeping their children to schools much longer. The group is very proud that the average literacy of the group has increased significantly. These actions clearly represent a cultural shift in attitude including the female role in a traditional community. The support of female education and the female artisan working openly in this community is fostering an educated and open society.
Just use cloth and water to clean up your necklace but it's up to you in the end. But don't worry about it too much, our products are really durable.