The Nellie White & gold earrings are equal to the cost of 1 week of room and board at the Starfish Project shelter. Every purchase of the Nellie White & gold earrings means exploited women and girls can live in physical safety at Starfish Project. Because of your purchase, exploited women and girls will claim freedom, live in safety, and establish independent lives.
The Adela Dangle Earrings are ethically-made in Chile from brass and green chalcedony. These earrings are completely handmade and super high quality. Measure about 2".
WHO MADE IT?
Three artisan cooperatives working around the capital city of Santiago: small groups with a total of 12 artisans. This group specializes in copper jewelry production, using age old copper forging techniques to produce modern and edgy pieces. The jewelry market is huge in Chile, but most jewelry makers work outside the formal economy, meaning they make even lower than minimum wage. This group in Chili acts as a facilitator for independent artisans, helping marginalized workers enter the formal economy and earn fair wages.
We commit to long term, reliable trade agreements that allow cooperatives to hire more women and make proactive business decisions. These women can count on us to place continuous orders at consistent prices, and that trust results in more jobs and more job security for women. We recognize the difference between living wage and minimum wage, and we pay our artisans more than 3x the minimum wage in Chile. The minimum wage in Chile is 8,800 Chilean pesos per day ($13.50 USD/day). Our Chilean artisans are paid per piece, as there are very few people actually making the products (unlike most of the other cooperatives we work with). They can make about $155,000 Chilean pesos per day when they are working on our orders, the equivalent of $233 USD/day.
Hoop + Bar Earrings
surgical grade steel
Layered Hexa Hoop Earrings
These winsome earrings are perfect for decorating an outfit. They can be worn with a fancy dress or freshen up your favorite t-shirt and jeans. Either way, these earrings are a great wardrobe addition.
Made from brass and silver-plated metal, nickel free. Handmade by women in India. Measures 2.25". These earrings are made using recycled materials.
WHO MADE IT:
A team in India, comprised of four artisan cooperatives and over 6,000 women in a village outside of Delhi and in the Uttar Pradesh region.
By providing women with health insurance, educational scholarships, and business trainings, Team India supports women’s development both socially and economically.
Team India provides health insurance and educational scholarships for its artisans, directly investing women's rights and social mobility.
They also work hard to help women break into the job market, providing community trainings on business and vocational skills to women of different experience levels.
We commit to long term, reliable trade agreements that allow cooperatives to hire more women and make proactive business decisions. Team India can count on us to place continuous orders at consistent prices, and that trust results in more jobs and more job security for women.
We recognize the difference between living wage and minimum wage, and we pay our artisans more than 2x the minimum wage in Delhi. Uttar Pradesh minimum wage: 445 rupees per day ($6.88 USD/day), compared to Fair Anita wage: 800+ rupees per day ($12.50 USD+). The minimum wage in India is also seen as a livable wage, but most workers in India aren't employed through the formal economy, so they don't even receive minimum wage for their work.
Alpaca silver earrings. Handmade by women outside of Taxco, Mexico.