Bombay Bongo is very proud to partner with WorldFinds, a Fair Trade Federation Member importer, and offer you this fine quality piece as part of our Fair Trade Collection.
This bold statement necklace features four strands of repurposed Kantha textile beadsgraduating in size
Measures 17″ long at the shortest strand with a 3″ long extender
Brass lobster claw clasp and extender chain are nickel-free and lead-free
Imported by our Fair Trade Federation (FTF) Member partner, WorldFinds; handmade by low-income women artisans in India, who are improving their lives through their work in a women's cooperative
Each piece is hand crafted from recycled Kantha textiles and is a one-of-a kind piece of art. Fabric colors and patterns do vary. Please allow for variations in this handmade item you receive
Includes WorldFinds hang tag
WorldFinds' mission is to create positive change, build hope, and design beautiful, sustainable products for a better world. It's a business using fashion and design to combat poverty. WorldFinds has a clear goal to provide work, not charity, to artisans by finding markets for their handmade products. The artisan groups that create WorldFinds pieces have experienced significant improvement in their communities. WorldFinds travels regularly to connect with the artisan groups in India, Indonesia, and Nepal, and each time it is evident how Fair Trade practices have changed their lives. They have been able to hire more women artisans, improve educational programs and send their girls to school, and expand healthcare initiatives.
WorldFinds is also a Green Business, certified by Green America.
About Fair Trade
Fair trade is a growing movement to help low-income artisans in developing countries move towards economic self-sufficiency. It promotes sustainability on all levels and creates opportunities to alleviate poverty. Artisans receive fair wages, education, financial and technical assitance, and have safe working conditions. Fair trade organizations like WorldFinds pre-pay 50% for their products upfront, and work closely with the artisans on design and quality. Fair trade is about respectful relationships and is having a positive impact on the lives of thousands of artisans. It is starting to make the world a better place. It is also a long-awaited alternative to traditional trade and a way to effect real social change!
With your purchase you are helping to support fairly compensated artisans and giving them the opportunity to rise above poverty.