Elegant Orissa Necklace

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  • A classic and elegant necklace for a relaxed look, this short necklace (8" drop) is fair trade. Each bead of this necklace was created by artisans pouring hot brass into molds, giving them their unique shape. The necklace has beautiful button closure made of big brass bead.
    The mostly women members of the frair trade artisan co-op located in the state of Orissa make this beautiful macramé-brass beads necklace. Their co-op status and the fair trade label allows the members to have real agency and decision power over their own future. they are paid more, work in better conditions and can afford to keep their young children in school.
    With every purchase, Vavavida invests in the Women Empowered pgrogram created by Project Concern International.
  • 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.

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