Empress Upcycled Blue Bone and Goldtone Brass Fair Trade Earrings
Empress Upcycled Blue Bone and Goldtone Brass Fair Trade Earrings
Empress Upcycled Blue Bone and Goldtone Brass Fair Trade Earrings
Empress Upcycled Blue Bone and Goldtone Brass Fair Trade Earrings
Empress Upcycled Blue Bone and Goldtone Brass Fair Trade Earrings
Empress Upcycled Blue Bone and Goldtone Brass Fair Trade Earrings
Empress Upcycled Blue Bone and Goldtone Brass Fair Trade Earrings
Empress Upcycled Blue Bone and Goldtone Brass Fair Trade Earrings
Empress Upcycled Blue Bone and Goldtone Brass Fair Trade Earrings
Empress Upcycled Blue Bone and Goldtone Brass Fair Trade Earrings
Empress Upcycled Blue Bone and Goldtone Brass Fair Trade Earrings
Empress Upcycled Blue Bone and Goldtone Brass Fair Trade Earrings

Empress Upcycled Blue Bone and Goldtone Brass Fair Trade Earrings

Mata Traders

Regular price $24.00 Sale

Navy blue and elongated chic in the Empress earring!

Bombay Bongo is very proud to partner with Mata Traders, a Fair Trade Federation Member importer, and offer you this fine quality piece as part of our Fair Trade Collection.

Features

  • Upcycled dyed-navy blue bone and goldtone-plated brass
  • About 3 1/4" in length measured from top of ear wire
  • Hypoallergenic French ear wires
  • Imported by our Fair Trade Federation (FTF) Member partner, Mata Traders; handmade by low-income women artisans in India, who are improving their lives through their work in a women's cooperative
  • Hand crafted; please allow for slight variations in this handmade item you receive

About Mata Traders

The Mata Traders journey with "Mother India" began in 2003, when the founders spent 4 months traveling the subcontinent on a round the world trip. The Mata Traders mission is to work with organizations that educate, employ, and empower women. Spending time with these groups, they have realized that even the most traditional women, when given the opportunity, thrive in a sphere of meaningful work that is outside their homes and families. They have also learned that equality in the workplace is possible in a country as socially stratified as India. Whether a beginner sewer or the marketing director, all the women that make Mata Traders clothing and accessories have a voice. Bombay Bongo is so proud to be a part of that voice in this meaningful partnership, that brings you such quality handiwork in a high fashion, fairly traded product line.

Mata Traders is also a Green Business, certified by Green America.

About Fair Trade

Mata Traders products are original designs handmade in India and Nepal by women’s cooperatives and artisan groups that practice fair trade principles. This means that the artisans are paid a livable wage in safe and fair conditions, and do their work at home and in small workshops rather than factories. Services like on-site day care, medical check-ups, and overtime pay are offered.

Fair Trade also combats child labor. Every year thousands of children migrate to the megacities of India to find work and send money back to their families. Providing income to women at poverty level is a way to combat the problem of child labor at its roots. The change can be seen not only in the life of the woman employed by the co-op, but also in the children the woman can afford to educate.

Your purchase helps to support a better world!