Eco-friendly yet very stylish, this striking, multi-colored necklace has large beads in varying shapes that are made of dried tree resins. It has an easy-to-use bead and loop closure. Despite its substantial size, it weighs only 3 ounces.
The necklace is handmade by young Indian women who were victims of child marriages. Total length is 21".
A group of brave and talented women artisans in the Himalayan mountainous region of India create this beautiful, sustainable jewelry line. These women are victims of child marriage and are now living in the Short Stay Home run by the cooperative, earning a living by making jewelry and other ornaments. At the same time, they are learning how to weave, cut, tailor, and other various artisan skills. All of their work reflects their perseverance, talent and ethnic art of the region.
The cooperative helps women become independent after being victims of child marriage. Some of the artisans even have a full-time job outside of their shelter and are able to make the jewelry in their spare time. By supporting our artisans through fair trade, you are helping this group of women become independent, self-sufficient and live a life they deserve.