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".
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.