Mata Traders Maya Hook Upcycled Bone Glass Bead and Goldtone Brass Fair Trade Earrings
Be distinctive in your unique Maya Hook earrings!
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.
Upcycled dyed off-white bone triangles are suspended beneath 2 rows of rough stone-shaped glass beads
Body of the earring is goldtone-brass with some wire wrapping and gold colored accent beads
About 3 1/4" in length measured from top of ear wire
Hypoallergenic brass ear wires shaped to complete the look
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.